If you are able to, surround yourself with people who believe in you and aren’t afraid to tell you so.
Meredith and Troy are two of those people for me. Fabulous people. So of course I met them at the office.
And they met each other at the office. They’re both clever and creative, never hold back on a good joke (or a bad one for that matter). They are sincere and honest – good folks to the core. And encouraging – so encouraging and supportive of their friends and family – these two make the Spartan cheerleaders look uncommitted. I adored seeing them everyday.
However, there were times when I felt like I had walked into something. A moment that was theirs, only to be interrupted by some twit announcing the coffee was ready. When they were ready and told the rest of the world that they were together, the puzzle pieces came together. I had seen glimpses of moments; the little smiles, the looks, the flirting. And to be honest, I was pretty darn stoked they were a couple.
Some months passed and one random day Troy stopped by my desk and showed me something. Something secret. A secret that sparkled in the light and fit inside little box. My reaction was more than unladylike but I couldn’t harness my excitement – this made sense, they made sense, and I was thrilled for them both. (Troy, I’m still so sorry that I slapped you silly. My deepest apologies.)
The wedding isn’t until October but after some conversations, we decided to take some engagement photos. A couple weeks ago, we finally set out and did just that. A familiar place, only a block down the street from the office. As many times as they said they didn’t photograph well, I had a really hard time believing it while shooting. Because all I could see was a perfect match, comfortably in love. Al Pacino kisses and all.