The Best Gift of 2014

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The Best Gift I received in 2014
A snippet from a video (there were no photos) of Mike proposing.

So today we’re writing about our favorite gift received in 2014. I received many wonderful gifts for Christmas and my birthday, but my favorite “gift” by far was my engagement ring. Is it technically a gift? Maybe not, but I don’t care. I’m counting it as one.

My engagement ring is probably my favorite gift of all time, not because it’s beautiful and worth a lot of money, but because of everything it stands for. If you look at marriage like I do – a commitment to one person for the rest of your life, come rain or shine – you know how life-changing an engagement is. I hate to say it, but some people do not value the tradition of marriage and what it stands for. An engagement ring is the beginning of the rest of your life. Once you’re married, it becomes infinitely harder to walk away from a relationship. That’s why it is so beautiful! People who think marriage is terrifying are not ready for what it entails.

My ring is so special to me because it means that we have dedicated our lives to one another. I am Mike’s and he is mine, officially and forever. Knowing that Mike took the time to make popping the question a secret and took a photo of the ring I really liked to find an identical version is just another reason it is the most thoughtful gift I received in 2014.

What was your favorite gift from 2014?

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