Letter to Logan – April 2019

by Darcie
Logan Darcie twirling

Logan,

How in the world is it already the end of April?! This year seems to be flying by which is so exciting because we both can’t wait until October!

Usually it seems like time slows down when you want a certain event to just get here already so it’s kind of hard to believe just how fast time seems to be moving along. I’m not mad about it!

But before October, we have so many things to be excited about, and April was no exception. With every month there are highs and lows, but I think this month was overwhelmingly positive, and I’m so grateful because life isn’t always like that.

Let’s start with a high – continued birthday celebrations for you. We went to Sally’s Fish House with my parents early in the month, and it’s always a good time with them. They love you so much and you truly are a son to them. This is a dream come true for me.

Last weekend we went to a kombucha brewing course which I got you a groupon for. You admitted to being skeptical about the utility of the class, but we both found it really informative, helpful, and fun. And…we got to taste a bunch of really interesting flavors of kombucha like Moroccan mint. I’m still dreaming about that one. We’ve tried making kombucha before, and it turned out pretty good, but I think it will be even better this time around with these additional pointers.

We also went out to dinner several times in between thanks to your parents’ birthday present to you. We went to our fave sushi place twice, a New Zealand burger joint near my house that I’ve been wanting to go with you to for forever, and twice to an Italian restaurant in South Park that makes you feel like you’re in Italy.

The latter restaurants we walked to which was so nice because we both feel so happy in fresh air and getting in some exercise. And even though we like to cook at home, I really love being in restaurants with the buzz of people around us; it’s so energizing to me.

The second weekend of April Megan and I went to the bay area of visit Cheryl. It was such a wonderful girls’ weekend, and I can’t express just how much I appreciate how supportive you are of things I want to do for me. You encourage me to spend time with my friends, and I love you so much for that.

Most of our pre-marital counseling took place during the month of April, and we both found a lot of value in it. We enjoyed the space to devote intentional time to making our relationship the best it can possibly be.

I remember telling someone that we were doing counseling and I got a very surprised response that implied, “what do you need it for?”

It can be easy to think, “If it’s not broken, why fix it?” But you and I both know that we aren’t perfect, and our relationship isn’t perfect (even as good as it is), and that something doesn’t need to be broken in order for to devote time and attention to making it even better.

Thank you not only for your willingness to go to counseling but also taking it seriously and getting the most out of it. You are a very special man, Logan Brown.

My career took a step forward this month, and while I want to talk more about it, I also want to wait to share this news in another post because it’s big news. I will say that I’ve loved sharing my excitement with you and thinking about how it’s going to be so wonderful for my career long-term. This is really exciting since it was a big step to do this, and I wasn’t sure if it was right for me or not. I have a feeling now that it is.

We experienced frustration again with the timing of taking some additional engagement photos. I continue to struggle with how to react when something happens that’s outside of my control. This is an area that I continue to need to make space for further growth and continue to work on.

I’ve also experienced some shifts in friendships this month and have been assessing my own behavior in these relationships. I reached out to several friends, wanting to increase connection, and I realized that I need to make sure I’m being intentional with who and how much time I’m investing in my relationships. I’m so grateful that you are willing to be a sounding board for me and always have my back.

We also continue to talk with my parents about moving in the next couple of years. And while I don’t want to put it out there where we are considering moving to, I do want to say that it’s been so exciting to plan this future together with you. One of the things I love most about our relationship is how we dream together and then we make plans to DO. Dreams are just dreams without action, and I appreciate how much we support and encourage each other to bring our dreams to fruition.

Even though April was pretty awesome, I’m ready for May. We’re one month closer to BALI!!

xoxo

Darcie

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