It was really only a matter of time before my roommate's boyfriend popped the question, and this weekend he did. She swears she had no idea it was coming. Actually, I think I believe her. But the rest of us knew. This makes 4 friends married last year and 4 getting married so far this year. Now, I know what some of you may be thinking. SJ, you live in Provo, these things happen. Actually, out of the 4 that got married last year, none were from Provo and only 2 of the ones currently engaged are in Provo. The other 2 aren't even in Utah.
If it isn't getting married, or engaged, it's having babies. I just ran into a highschool friend who's in my parent's new ward and she is just about ready to pop herself. She's due on Thursday. It's a boy. Her last one (a girl) was 10.7 pounds and she's praying this one isn't that big. I noticed at least 2 other pregnant ladies at church and a whole blessed bundle of babies.
I would like to say there's something in the water. But really, it's just life happening all around me. Only I'm in this "Friends" fashioned singles life and don't realize it till I join the rest of humanity. People living and loving and marrying and making families and growing and getting old and, eventually, dying. It's all part of the cycle. A cycle I am happy to be part of, and happy for my roommate and my other friends who are getting married or recently were married, or are having babies. I'm not going to break out into a round of the Lion King's "Circle of Life" or anything. I'm just saying it's natural and inevitable and this is part of life, only people where I'm at in life don't always see it. But it really does seem beautiful.