I got a wonderful surprise recently - a marriage proposal. J, the man I've been dating, asked me to marry him. He asked in a windeful, surprising and joyful way that fit us. Now the planning begins. We chose to tell our family, including my parents and sister. So far, so good (mostly), only one stressful phone call about family stuff. Should be interesting. I hope that we don't regret the decision to involve my parents. They have hurt me before, so I am skeptically optomistic.
Thanks for letting me share,
Your sister survivor,