How things can change drastically in a matter of a short period of time.
We expect our lives to evolve and change over a matter of years and decades.
But breaking it down into singular years or even into months and you wonder how much can change in such a short period of time.
And yet all it takes is a moment.
With all the change that's come into my life over the past few months, it's made me pause to reflect.
I'm one of those people--good or bad--I like to go back to the starting point. I like to pinpoint the moment where things changed. A decision or an action, whether voluntary or involuntary, that changed the path my life has taken.
And I can go back to that exact point with my relationship with Jason.
The moment, a year ago this month, that changed it all.
Or rather a series of moments.
A moment that started with someone else's lie.
An individual who wasn't even involved in our relationship--or our lives--said something about one of us that would have changed everything, were it true.
And I prepared myself and steeled myself and guarded my heart and then I talked to him about it.
And it was a moment that changed everything between us.
Because there was an openness and communication and a willingness to trust that I didn't even realize I could possess.
And then there was another moment.
On May 17th at 6:41 p.m. when he texted (in response to something I said), "and marry me, move to Hot Springs, find a new house, find a good school for Ty and live happily ever after."
And I thought he was kidding or just talking about the "someday" that we spoke often of and looked forward to.
And I told him he'd have to find me a job and a house and a daycare for Ty.
And a month and a half later all three were taken care of.
Funny how time changes things.
Funny how little moments....a lie someone thought they'd never get caught in or a text message sent as a half-joke...can change the course of our lives in such a beautiful way and put me where I am now.
Less than a month away from marrying My Prince and beginning our Happily Ever After together.