Womans Best Friend
Posted: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012
Photo by: Nathan Abplanalp Photography
Amanda Wilson is a student who has a passion for helping others and is now committed to helping herself. She enjoys spending time with her pup, Gia, being with family and friends and traveling. Contact Amanda here.
It was not quite two years ago that my fiancée, Sherrell and I traveled to Asheville, N.C. (where he eventually proposed to me).
I remember the day pretty clearly. It was cloudy. The temperature was warm for February. The Carolina basketball team had a pretty important road win at Clemson. That day, we went to pick up my pup Gia. At that point, she was only about two and a half months old. Quite cute and pretty adorable.I was nervous and a bit apprehensive when we put her in the car and took her to my apartment. For the first time as an adult, I was solely responsible for the care and well-being of another living thing. Sherrell warned me about the responsibility of a having a dog, but I was already aware since I grew up with a dog in the family. Now, however, I cant imagine life without her. She certainly gets on my nerves sometimes, whether it is whining because she thinks shes not getting enough attention or jumping on the couch when she isnt supposed to. Some of my favorite moments are when we are all laying on the couch watching a movie. Moments like those, as Ive mentioned several times on here before, help remind me what love, marriage, weddings and all these stressful things are really about.
Gia isnt perfect, but shes a constant reminder of how far weve come as a couple, and Ive come as a person.On the wedding front, things continue to progress. Ive narrowed down my bridesmaids dress selections, our save the dates should go out soon, weve gained more clarity on the menu for the reception and Sherrell has narrowed down our honeymoon destination to a few places (CLEAR WATER!). At any rate, Ive got to get back to studying. Exams continue through this week, and then Ill get a much-needed break!
The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.
Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email firstname.lastname@example.org to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.Read moreRead less