Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August. two years earlier

Before Young People in Love, I had a small personal blog called Blackbird Fly. 
I started that blog right after I got divorced and closed it when Chas and I got married. 

Sometimes I peruse Blackbird Fly. 
The accounts of my time in Oregon, adventures in grad school, and being single again feel surreal. I'm glad it happened and I'm also glad it's all in the past. 

Today I was wondering what my life was like at exactly this time, mid-August, two years ago. 
I looked through the old blog's archives and was reminded how two Augusts ago, I was celebrating having survived the first year post-separation from my ex-husband. I had made a list of things I wanted to be sure to do for myself that month. 

The list looked something like this: 

*Eat tiramisu + any other treats
*See either 500 Days of Summer or Paper Heart
*But myself some white daisies
*Play with a puppy
*Dance around my room to Kanye West's Stronger
*Go on an adventure of some sorts
*Try something new
*Bubble bath
*Paint a painting
*Go to the temple every week

And then I found this post: 

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Buy myself some white daisies

Except, as it ended up, I didn't have to buy them for myself. 
A certain boy surprised me with them yesterday, adding how convenient it is that I live above a flower shop. 

...

That same day, Chas told me I was the first (and only) girl he'd bought flowers for. 
Two years later, that makes me just as happy. 

You should also know that everything on that list happened. 
And then some. 

27 comments:

Emma said...

love.

Ariel said...

love it! so sweet!

Courtney B said...

Oh gosh. That is so sweet. You're a lucky girl! :)

Heather said...

sam. I admire you so much. This is a lovely post. You are a perfect example of how we can use hardships to make ourselves better. thanks for this post!

-Heather

Emma Frances said...

This post is so sweet and sincere. You are amazing! And I'm so glad that you got those white daisies from such a good guy and then married him and started such an awesome blog! :) Thanks for being so inspiring! {randeashby.blogspot.com}

Collins @ Life. Mostly Sweet. said...

oh, this post makes me so happy for you!

mj { a r c h i ♥s m a r y - j a n e } said...

Lucky! I'm so glad you found your right man. and I'm o glad he gave you those flowers.

SaffaKate said...

Love this! Chas is such a sweetheart and I am just so glad that you are happy.

Lauren and Tom said...

ohhh now that is true love :)

communikate. said...

so sweet! it's amazing how beautiful life can turn out isn't it?!

Alexis Kaye said...

that's so wonderful! I don't know what happened, but I'm so happy for you that you found love! It's priceless! You two are so cute!!

Jenna said...

This makes me so happy!

Elle Keeps Moving said...

that list is pretty magical.

wildchild said...

aww look at you go :) i don't even know you, but i'm proud of you for coming so far

Caitlin said...

Chas is quite adorable. And perusing old blogs is fun, huh? Definitely a learning experience.

Kristin said...

Aww this is cute. Such beautiful flowers and a nice sweet guy too!

Karen in Progress said...

See? Now this is why I blog. I'm excited to be able to look back in a few years and see what I was doing or thinking. Also, I love the white daisies.

Autumn said...

I was the only girl my husband ever took to meet his family.

I love love this.

Marci said...

wow. Truly inspirational. This post makes me wanna smile. :) There. I can cross that off of my list.

Tucker said...

that is the sweetest! certainly some serendipity.

Annton Beate Schmidt said...

isn't it amazing how things DO change; when we are stuck in the middle of a difficult moment, facing obstacles or have the feeling not to get any further, we tend to forget... this post is an inspiring reminder of growths. thank you!

Alana said...

Ah, I love a happy ending.

K8 said...

oh sam, such a hopeful and encouraging post. thank you.

i think of you all the time-- i hope you know this!

simply megan. said...

adorable!!

AE Jones said...

Great post.

Cindy said...

You and Chas are truly in love with each other. :) <3

HiLLjO said...

Love the daisies. That is amazing.

Is the other blog still around or did you delete it when you closed it?