The Mormon Bachelorette is over and I survived...barely! For the last 8 days I've been fighting off a sore throat, fever, headaches, and a nasty cough. Lucky for me it hasn't stopped my adorable boyfriend from spending as much time as possible together. Oh yeah, that's right, I have a boyfriend! Meet Matt Laidlaw in all his 6'6", blonde hair, green eyed glory. I swoon!
I truly feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have such a happy ending to this little adventure my friends and I began just 2 short months ago. If you would have asked me then if I saw this marvelously happy ending now, I would have been quite skeptical. But here I am, blissfully happy and ready to fall in "true Mormon love" with the cutest guy I've ever known...and he's blonde! Maybe that's where I went wrong all those years. ;)
I'm just so amazed at how great life is and how the Lord has his hand in everything we do. Am I saying the Lord had a hand in TMB? Yeah, I guess I am, because I can assure you that if He didn't, I would have quit weeks ago. Not only was it exhausting physically and mentally, but it really took a toll on my emotions!
It was almost excruciating to endure the ridicule that came at me daily. And not only from complete strangers, but from my very own friends, and even ward members. Initially I was shocked, but I guess I need to realize that not everyone is going to support such a radical idea. Lucky for me, it all worked out in the end. And while the haters continue to hate, I'm too busy falling head over heels for my man, Matt, to even notice!