in the world in my group of friends to get married, I love the varying perspectives people have on relationships and timing. My friend Lauren (the pretty gal on the left...she just moved in with her adorable boyfriend!) said something memorable and inspiring the other day.
"Of course I was happy for my married friends, and I wanted that for myself," she said "because they obviously have the kind of lasting love and a forever partnership that is most people's ultimate goal of dating. But when I was single I always loved knowing that falling in love with my husband was something waiting for me in my future." Isn't that a refreshing thought? It's such a positive way to experience the years before you meet the person you're going to marry.