As word spread of our engagement, I suddenly realized how many of my friends and family had given up on any chance of me ever getting married. Their reactions ranged from shock and awe, to stunned disbelief, to much joy and elation after it all sank in. But the prevailing emotion by far was relief. Huge, deafening sighs of relief.
Oh, ye of little faith. You didn’t think it was gonna happen, did you? Yeah, well, neither did I.