Melissa has told me the most wonderful news - you asked, and she said yes.
She said yes!!! Melissa and Martin are getting married!!
I, for one, and probably among many, am sooo happy for the both of you. You have forever in your eyes.
I have just one request for you, Martin.
You obviously have good taste, you chose Melissa. Melissa is the sweetest person I know. She is kind and generous, and a great friend. She is usually 'the quiet one', but you must know very well by now that she also has a darker, and somewhat fiestier side. There are a lot of things about Melissa that continue to surprise me, and I hope that remains true throughout your relationship and upcoming marriage. I know she will always be true to you, so be the same for her. Love her and cherish her, and treat her well.
My dear Melissa, it was quite a while ago now when you first said to me "I want to marry a farmer", and of course I rolled my eyes at you and laughed a little. But now your dreams are coming true: a new home, a new job, and a new fiance (well, granted you've known him for some time, but the engagement is new!). You got your farmer. You got your love. You don't need me to tell you that you will be happy with your man, you know it, and seeing how I have no real advice to give, I'll offer only this along with my best wishes, something I picked up from a favourite movie of mine:
The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return.
Much, much, much love to you both,
J and J