For those of you who read my recent post about being single, this announcement may be a shock to you. If you’re single, maybe you’re feeling betrayed by one of your own.
But when you’re the one in love, getting engaged is a lovely experience.
I understand that everyone won’t share my excitement just as Elizabeth wasn’t thrilled with Charlotte’s news because of who she was engaged to:
Charlotte: “I’ve come here to tell you the news: Mr. Collins and I are…engaged.”
Elizabeth: “To be married?”
Charlotte: “Yes of course, Lizzy. What other sort of engaged is there?”
(from the film version of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, 2005 adaptation)
Once you hear who I’m engaged to, you may be disappointed. You may be less excited than when you first saw this post.
Or maybe not.
Maybe you’ll fall in love with my fiance as much as I did. That is my hope. You will be better off for it. Engagements are so important, and I pray you will support me during this time.
In his book Love Does, Bob Goff states that
“being ‘engaged’ isn’t just an event that happens when a guy gets on one knee and puts a ring on his true love’s finger. Being engaged is…a way of living and loving. It’s about going to the extremes and expressing the bright hope that life offers us, a hope that makes us brave and expels darkness with light. That’s what I want my life to be all about–full of abandon, whimsy, and in love. I want to be engaged…with life.”
So, I’ve come here to tell you the news:
With Life. And I knew for sure that I was in love with it the moment Life invited me to be on a Tiny House TV show (which I won’t be doing until I can afford the land and the build…anyone wanna fund me through kickstarter? Anyone want to help me start a kickstarter campaign? haha).
As I said, you may be disappointed by this. But I’m not.
I’m as excited as a bride-to-be!
And I hope that you’ll share this excitement. If you’re engaged with Life, or want to be, I challenge you snap an engagement photo and share your own engagement announcement. Tell the world about that moment you knew for sure that you were in love with Life. Be sure to use the hashtag #Engaged2Life so that I can see it! If you’re sharing on Twitter my handle is @mcstarbuck And I’d love for you to leave a comment below about how you’re engaged with Life.
So, Charlotte Lucas, what other kind of engaged is there?
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