I appreciate each of you for reading my thoughts and looking at my images. Whether you are a daily visitor, or you check in only every now and then, I am so grateful for your interest in what I do.
With that said, I'd like to beg your indulgence today because you're visiting on a rather special occasion. Of course you're all more than welcome to read along, but today's self-portrait and the accompanying text is meant for one person only.
I've thought long and hard about what I'd like to say in this situation. When it comes down to it, I decided that I would probably say some of the same things I already say to you all the time.
I could mention how each and every day, something happens to remind me how lucky I am to have you.
I might tell you how incredibly much I love you...and how I love you more and more with each passing day.
I could tell you how I constantly strive to make myself a better person because of you.
Chances are, I would tell you how much I appreciate all of the love and encouragement you give me - how much I love it that you're my biggest "fan." (Even this project would likely not exist if it hadn't been for your inspiration, support, and understanding!)
I would probably tell you that I adore you, that I am smitten by you, and that I "LIKE" you.
I would certainly tell you that you're an amazing partner and that I love sharing a life with you.
But you know, today I think I can do a little better than all of that...
Shana, I'd like to ask if you would please give me the honor of being my wife - will you marry me?
#207 May 15, 2011, Pen
Sounds: The Avett Brothers, Live Vol. 2