Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's a Bittersweet Day



4 years ago today was supposed to be the happiest day of my life. Instead, just 2 weeks earlier, my heart was broken. 

No, this is not going to be a sad, feel sorry for me post. 

This is a happy post. 

Let me just tell you about what has happened in the past 4 years that would have never happened had I walked down the aisle that day. 

I met this guy... 

{one of our first dates}


We've traveled, bought a house, adopted a cat...




We've laughed together and cried together...





I met my best friend.

I met my soul mate. 


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The first night we went out, we danced to this song...


I remember it like it was yesterday.

This is the song that takes me back to the first few weeks every time I hear it.

I honestly can't believe it's only been 4 years since my life got flipped upside down. I feel like I've known John my whole life. Sometimes I wish he would have been the one there for my high school prom and graduation, nursing school pinning and graduation, and all the other milestones that have happened in my life.

Then I remember...

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We've got our whole lives to create memories together.


I'm so thankful for that day 4 years ago when he told me he didn't want to marry me anymore. As much as it hurt at that moment, I now know WHY.

This day is getting easier and easier every year.

I've never been happier.

I love you John Ryan.

Thank you for walking in to my life and sticking around even with all my baggage.

Thanks for always loving me no matter what.

:)

29 comments:

Miranda said...

I know it probably wasn't easy, but thank you so much for sharing this. I'm going through a break-up right now. We dated for over four years and were supposed to get married next summer. Things weren't right, but it's still hard to find the positive. This post just reminded me that my perfect person is out there waiting for me. Thanks so much! :)

<3 Miranda

Amanda said...

It's really hard to understand God's plan for everything in the midst of chaos and hurt, but you can look back and see all the places He needed to take you through to bring you closer to Him and to make you a stronger, better person. I'm glad that you are so happy now, even if you had to go through the pain to get here.

Katie said...

So sweet-- I love this. I can't imagine how hard it was for that relationship to end, but you're so right. Everything does happen for a reason. A great reminder that I could use today. Thanks for sharing. :)

Meghan said...

You are such a brave soul! I am sure the break-up was extremely difficult, but you are so right - everything does happen for a reason!

tara said...

Everything does happen for a reason, Savanah! I know it must have been terribly hard to go through that, but look at how much better off you are now! :)

Erin said...

Aww beautiful post! Things really do happen for a reason and I'm so glad you've been able to turn this one into a happy one!

Camille said...

SUCH a sweet post! You guys are such a cute couple and I'm so happy you're happy. :) Things really DO happen for a reason!

ashleigh said...

aww such a cute post;
and i am soooo happy you found this one..
i would like to admit that a very similar thing happened to me..but we werent engaged..we were going on our four years though; and i met my current boyfriend while still with my ex; then i realized that i didnt have to settle..and i am now so happy.

Angie said...

Thank you for sharing this! It's so hard to remember things happen for a reason when we're going through bad patches. Glad you found John! :)

♥ Marcy ♥ said...

So sweet! Very happy for you =) Miracles DO happen and I am a firm believer of the same philosophy... "Things certainly do happen for a reason"!!!!

Heather said...

LOVE this post!

Ashleigh said...

Everything DOES happen for a reason! You look amazingly happy right now and you can thank God that that other guy did you a favor!! He let you go so you could be with someone better!!!

Jennifer said...

This makes me so happy!
God has a plan and he never planned for you to marry your ex and he knew you were going to meet John and erase all the pain from the previous hurt.
He also knows what's in store for the two of you now so just go with it and let him take the reins.

love you girl!

Alex said...

Everything turned out just as it was supposed to :)

Kasey said...

I have goosebumps. :-) Everything truly does happen for a reason and you both look so happy.

Katie said...

I had the SAME thing happen. I was supposed to get married April 24th 2007. In August 2006 - he sent me an e-mail saying he didn't want to get married anymore, and after trying to string me along for several months, I dumped his ass. In December of that year I started talking to a really nice guy on MySpace of all places. Today, he is my husband. He is a million times better than that other guy, and as painful as that experience was - it was the best thing to ever happen to me. I can imagine what my life would have been had I stayed with him, and it makes me shudder. My life changed for the better that day - I never would have believed it then, but there is nothing I believe more now. Congrats on life showing you the way!!!

Cassie said...

This post was exactly what I needed to read today! I know that everything happens for a reason, but it's nice to hear it! Sometimes unanswered prayers are the best! Love it! Thanks!

Rebekah said...

Oh my goodness, I love this. I can't imagine going through this, but God brought you to a wonderful man! His plans for us are simply amazing!

Holly said...

You were so sweet to share this with Kindra and I at lunch. I know that a breakup is hard, no matter the end result.

But, without all the pain you wouldn't have found the love of your life!

I love all the pictures of y'all!

Kindra said...

everything happens for a reason right!

Lindsay said...

This is such a great post. The pain hurts so badly at the time and its hard to see past it. I'm so happy that now you're able to look at John and your life and realize why you had to go through the pain. You're so much happier and better off now!

Mommyblogger said...

This post just proves that GOD really does know what is best for us & he is always in control! I'm so glad that you have found your soul mate. It really is something super special :)

Stephanie said...

This is SO sweet!! Amazing how God works, huh?!

Vicki said...

I one million percent believe everything happens for a reason!!! This post proves it :)

Lil' Woman said...

Everything surely does happen for a reason.

Sometimes you need those crappy moments to really appreciate the good ones.

Kim said...

Savanah, I know I'm creeping long after you posted this, but it makes me happy to see the person you have grown to be since high school. I have never meet John but I can tell that the amazing person I knew in high school is who she deserves to be with. I'm sorry I wasn't there like I should have been when this all happened, but I am happy to see who you have become because of John. -Kim

Kim said...

Savanah, I know I am creepin' long after you posted this, but I wanted to let you know how glad I am to see that the amazing girl that I knew back in high school has found the guy that she truely deserves. I know I wasn't there like I should have been, but I am glad that John has made this day easier for you. -Kim

Emily said...

I love this post and I totally thought I had commented on it. That is also one of my favorite songs by Stoney - love it!!

Whitney @ I Wore Yoga Pants said...

As a once engaged, but no longer, girl who is now in a new and happy relationship, this is soooo inspiring. <3

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