I Said Yes to the Man of the Gentle Heart and Gifted Fingers…


He asked, “Will you fail to spend the rest of your life with me?”

I said, “No, I will not!”

So now we are engaged, promised to each other, prearranged, claimed… pre-hitched?

Before taking such important step, we had hours upon hours of counseling with our local expert: Dr. Little Princess Love. She was very professional, even if she didn’t care for our handfasting date. When we told her that it was going to be next summer, she said, “What’s wrong with this summer?”

We also received individual counseling.

To my Piano Man, Dr. Little Princess Love said, “Tell her, ‘You should marry me, or else!’”

“Or else what?” my Piano Man said.

“I don’t know,” she told him. “Make something up. Something really bad.”  

I, too, received stern advice. I was writing, so Dr. Little Princess Love banged on my door, and yelled, “Magaly? Make sure you say yes!”

I didn’t want two rings—engagement and later a wedding band—so the symbols that sealed our love deal are a bracelet and a guitar pick pendant. 
My bracelet is made of crabapple wood (love, healing, endurance, and our story), Picture Jasper (healing, protection, sexual energy *cough, cough*). Crabapples hold a very special place in our hearts, so we were happy to learn that the artist didn’t kill any trees to make our engagement symbol. Instead, she waited for Nature to do her thing, and gathered the results. I’m not as artistic with metals and stones. My engagement gift to him was words hammered on music—okay, I said “Yes…” on a guitar pick made of copper (conduit of spiritual energy and heat *cough, cough*) and iron (strong, active, assertive, hard *cough, cough, I need to do something about this cough!*).

Before the crabapple and guitar pick, we recreated our first date as we have been doing since we met. We rode the ferry, ate yummy pizza, and tried to lick faster than the sun. The sun won—we ended up with ice cream all over the place—but we got many good licks. 

We walked a few miles towards the park where we took our first “kissing break.” My Piano Man is trying to figure out if his tennis shoes had murdered a caterpillar, but nope, “It’s bird poop!” I, on my side of the picture, was wondering if it was safe to jump to the limb right below me. I look like a broken doll, don’t I? 

My Piano Man stood on stone… sat on stone… and then my fiancé (I’m practicing) made a miraculous leap that took him straight to the wilderness of Stonehenge. 

I, a Witch who refuses to be out-miracled by anyone, walked on water… okay, I stood on water… fine, I was standing on a wee rock that barely protruded out of the water. Same difference—it’s all about perception, interpretation, and balance. 

It was a beautiful New York City day… 

… perfect day for a Piano Man to ask, “Will you?” 
And for a Witch to answer, “I will.”

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82 comments:

  1. Happy smiles, bright dress, beautiful nature - be blessed all of this a million times! Congratulations, Magaly! It is so great to see your friends being happy :) I am sure you would make a nice family, such a mixed variant! Just like I have :) Cheers!

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    1. It was a perfect day. The weather had been horrible the entire week, so hot you can barely be outside. But on our day, there was a lovely breeze that made our usual (5 mile or so walk) pleasant and fun. We are taking it as our gift from Nature ;-D

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    2. You shall... Now you will you will be planning your dress? :)
      I cannot not to say that things work out, and nature also gives us its best, its kindness, when we search for an answer, it replies.

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    3. We have been planning things (very, very slowly) but I figure we'll get there.

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  2. You both look very happy. Congrats!

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    1. That we are, my friend. That we are ;-)

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  3. Magaly, my little witch, I am so incredibly happy for you, your piano man and the little princess. I am doing my happy dance. You were meant to be. Sometimes the Universe gets it right, it may take a while, but it indeed gets it right. Blessings of joy to all of you, may a ring of light surround you always.

    Blessings & bliss
    Sue

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    1. Someone told me *cough, cough, Gina* that time would tell. I guess it did, and it's telling it with a song :-D

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  4. I simply adore the story you two (three) are writing! And the illustrations and footnotes are killer!

    <3

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    1. We are a pretty colorful family. Wait until I tell you about the Little Princess' last. I almost swallowed my toothbrush when I heart it ;-D

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  5. AAAWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!

    <3! So awesome :D

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  6. I am so very happy for you! I got tears in my eyes while reading this.

    I love the bracelet and the pick! What marvelous and special tokens.

    Love to you all!!!

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    1. Happy tears are always welcome, they are a bit of salty cleaning for the soul, right? I do love our symbols, too.

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  7. Morgan Sheridan7/04/2013

    Beautiful! I'm delighted to read such lovely news and I love your engagement gifts to each other.

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  8. I am so happy for you!!!!! and Dr. Little Princess Love is very smart :)

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    1. She is quite the genius. She tells us all the time ;-D

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  9. :D <3 *no words...just happies* :D XXX

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    1. Happies are good, especially when they come with lots of smileys ;-D

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  10. Congrats dear friend.
    Blessings to all of you
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    1. Thanks for the blessings, SueAnn.

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  11. Oh Magaly! The twists and turns of your life constantly keep us on our toes - and put bright smiles on our faces :) Congratulations! I totally believe in you and the Pianoman.

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    1. Twists and turns make life a bit more alive, doesn't it? Thanks for saying that, we believe in us, too. The more, the merrier!

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  12. Words can't express how much I love all of this! So excited for you in this new journey. ♥

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  13. SO ROMANTIC!! Love the bracelet... Tho the words he first said sounded almost like a sabotage?..... then again, my husband would talk in riddles like that... May you have lots of discoveries together...

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    1. If you spent an afternoon listening to us talk, you'd noticed that it is just us. I'm not sure which of us has the darkness sense of humor; wonderful thing, for most people just look at us funny when we try to be, um... funny lol

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  14. What a wonderful post. I am so glad you listened to your little princess, she is obviously very wise! You look so pretty in that dress, Magaly and the Piano man is absolutely HANDSOME in his white t!!! The wheel of life, I can hear it turning! Sending lots of love and good wishes!!

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    1. She has, more than once, told us that she is way smarter then us. Okay, she says that she is smarter than Daddy. I, on the other hand, know everything, for I'm "a scientist Witch." She is precious in everything, especially in her use of words.

      Thanks for the compliments. We do look delicious, don't we? ;-D

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  15. Oh sweet Magaly! I've got tears glistening in my eyes right now. This is so beautiful. I told Hubby of your Piano man's question, and he smiled. "Will you fail..." "I will not!" Sigh. Your symbols of pre-hitching are beautiful and so perfect! I love Dr. Little Princess Love's advice: "Magaly! Make sure you say yes!"
    Hugs and love to you both. No one could out-miracle you, dear Witch!

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    1. He knows me well. He understand that I'll work harder at not failing than at simply getting something done or winning. Some might think it's the same thing, but it isn't to an Aries--we like a fight ;-D

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  16. I'm SO pleased and thrilled for you to read this news! I love stories with a happy ending.

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    1. I do love happy endings, too ;-D

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  17. Follow your heart, always follow your heart. And dance and sing and shout. Now you will dance with partners and sing in harmony. But you will shout with wild abandon, for that part of you is your own.

    Oh, crap, I'm waxing lyrical. Your news must have made me happy. Or I need more coffee.

    Make your own fireworks, tonight, my wicked friend. I'd say something of the rocket's red glare in the depths of the night, but I don't want to be crude. Oh, crap, I did it anyway. Must be the lack of coffee.

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    1. Fireworks and love is soil for poetry and song, so sing on, my friend! We'll dance ;-D

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  18. Its great to hear such happy news, I wish all three of you all the best and I love that bracelet. I have been making things with Rosemary wood but havnt used crab apple.
    Blessings
    Anthea

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    1. Ooh, rosemary wood? I must stalk you!

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  19. The hubby and I sometimes recreate our first date meal for big occasions. LOL it was ravioli - lobster stuffed for me, mushroom for him. That meal had a role in the evening my son was conceived as well.

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    1. Love is so delicious when it comes with food in it, isn't it?

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    1. I KNOW! That's what I said ;-D

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  21. WooHoo! Although I am with the Little Princess...what's wrong with this summer ;)

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    1. What is wrong with you people!?! All of you? His parents, my dad, my brother... such a rush. It's just 11 months. I need to find a good river for the handfasting BBQ. Yes, I said "BBQ" :-D

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    2. But, you see, I look at 'marriage' & 'handfasting' as two separate activities. For me, handfasting is a much more personal, emotional activity & one hell of an excellent excuse to have a major-league party. Thus, 11 mths. is cutting it short to get everything planned & prepped. Marriage, on the other hand, is a legality, best served by a justice of the peace (some do give a very moving speech beforehand). This legality is best dealt with soonest as it gives access to hospital visits, tax legalities, insurances, housing, etc. In a world of bureaucrats, it's peace of mind. I see no reason why a person can't do both.

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    3. My Piano Man and I feel the same way about marriage and handfasting, which is why we are doing them separately ;-D

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  22. I am so glad! Hurray! Hugs and love from Robin!!

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    1. Hugs and love, right back at you. Hope the hubby is doing all right!

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  23. So happy, which is what I wish for you both...brought a tear to my eye...

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    1. There were a few shiny eyes under that crabapple tree. Right above wide smiles...

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  24. My heart is so happy for you three. Oma Linda

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    1. It must be contagious because our hearts are all kinds of happy ;-D

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  25. I'm getting a little teary eyed! So much happiness to you both!

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    1. Drink it in, for happiness grows when we share it ;-)

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  26. That is just so lovely, you and the Piano Man finally getting hitched....All the very best to you both and the little princess..may your days together be totally blessed by super-dooper awesomeness!!

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    1. I don't think anyone sent us any "super-dooper awesomeness" up to now, so we'll cherish it!

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  27. Well it's about time!!! I agree with the little princess, what is wrong with this summer??? Cough, cough! That cough is catchy! LOL! Magaly, I am so happy for all 3 of you!!! From the bottom of my heart, I wish much love and many blessings!! YEH!!! Doing my happy dance ;o)!!
    (Did you get your aceo yet???)
    Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. You just made me giggle aloud lol. It seems that many people agree that it was, indeed, "about time." It took us a bit, but we are here now and ready to party.

      Yes, on the ACEO. I got both my babies! I was sure I had sent you a message, guess I'm more distracted than I thought. Oops!

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  28. No problems ;o) Hugs ;o)

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  29. Congratulations!

    And, ahem, do you really think you need any more sexual energy? ^^

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    1. Hence the coughing. When I saw the bracelet, I thought it was just crabapple wood, then came the Picture Jasper squares. Yeah, like I need more of that. I will run out of towels and hours to sleep and write ;-D

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  30. Oh my... congratulations to you both and many blessings always!!
    ♥Sharon

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  31. Congratulations to all three of you! I'm glad that you're all so happy and I can't wait to find out more details. I love the idea of a BBQ. It's just so...you. Quirky and different and wonderful.
    May you have many happy years together!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. We are happy, indeed, and we are not exactly sure what we're doing, but I'm smelling grilled meat ;-D

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  32. Yes ! Yes! Yes ! Oh Magaly I am SO happy for you :-D :-P *does mad happy dance* lol. Sometimes the most precious and beautiful things in our lives are the ones we wait the longest for.......May your Witchy heart sing with happiness for years to come and Blessings to all three of you , as you continue to write your own special, unique story :-) x x

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    1. The "mad happy dance" has been caressing (and spanking) our floors for a while now. Thank so much for the blessings ;-D

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  33. Congratulations to you both! =D
    I am doing a happy dance for you while sitting at my desk at work, making phone calls. Needless to say, your sweet & fiery love story with cute pics has made my night much brighter. ^-^

    XOXO

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    1. Hooray! I'm so glad our news brought some smiles (and a little dancing) to your day. I'm stepping and twirling with you ;-D

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  34. Yaaay! I'm so very happy for you! Congrats!!! ...and I love the bracelet!

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    1. Thanks so much! I love the bracelet, too; the wood, the stones, the way it rattles and sing while I type. It makes me grin a lot ;-D

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  35. I love it! COngrats! I love the bracelet idea, too! Orignal and totally fits! Next summer! WOOT!

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    1. Thanks so much, dearest Ms. Paladin! I do love my bracelet, and I think you're right, it totally fits my witchy yumminess ;-D

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  36. Oh honey, thank you so much for linking to this heartwarming, beautiful day. You posted it during the time I was away, and it is just one of the sweetest things I have ever read. I truly ADORE Dr. Little Princess Love's input and her precious daddy's follow through. You three are a trio of perfection. Congratulations again, my wicked love! Mina

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    1. Dr. Little Princess Love is very imaginative. Her ideas are grand (and usually include giggles and glitter, who can say no to that?). I'm happy this warmed your heart, for every time I read it, every time I think it, it makes my own witchy heart dance ;-D

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