AND NOW, TIME FOR SOME GOOD NEWS: We’re Getting Married

There’s been some really depressing shit happen to me over the last couple months. We’ve been over my recent troubles quite enough, though, so I won’t waste time repeating the same stuff I’ve already said. Saying things haven’t gone to plan would be an understatement. But one thing that has remained constant, even in the face of all this controversy and hardship, is the love I share with Nora Malik. In my darkest hour, it was something I was able to hold onto. In good times and in bad, she has been right there by my side.

Yes, the bad has outweighed the good the last couple weeks, but that’s not always been the case. Earlier this year, for instance, I took a lovely trip to England and was lucky enough to spend my entire time there in the company of the person I love the most on this earth: Nora. During that adventure, I proposed to her and she accepted. I cannot properly express how much that meant to me. I’m actually sort of afraid that this post won’t do my feelings justice, but I’m gonna try.

I am astonished that such an amazing and beautiful woman has accepted me as her future husband and I look forward to the day we are able to exchange our vows. She came to me during one of the lowest points in my life and lifted me up like no one else ever has. She stuck by me through thick and thin ever since. And lord knows I have not always made that easy. In fact, I’m confident many women would have shown me the door for even a fraction of the stupid shit I’ve gotten myself into. But she’s always shown tremendous patience with my foibles and has been my biggest champion. In public and in private, she has encouraged and inspired me. I simply could not ask for a better person to spend the rest of my life with.

We all make mistakes in this life, I more than most. Then there’s those times when you really know you hit the jackpot. That perfectly describes how I feel about Nora. It’s weird to live your life in the public eye, and even though it’s not like I’m a mega-celebrity or something, I would say our relationship qualifies. Most people don’t write posts on their highly-trafficked blog to announce the news of their nuptials, after all. Nora has always been patient with that aspect of my life, even during those times when its been hard (like the last couple weeks). She has been indefatigable when it comes to working with me on this site and on us. I strive to live up to that example every single day. I am not perfect. Not even close. I do love this woman with all my heart, though. I can also honestly tell you that she is the best person I’ve ever gotten to know. She’s kind-hearted, thoughtful, funny, smart, and I have so much fun with her that I could write an entire article on that aspect alone. In short, she is the woman I’ve dreamed of my whole life…and that’s not even mentioning her beauty.

I’m quite certain there will be more difficulties in my life, as there will be in the lives of all those who read this post. To live is to suffer. But life also holds the possibility of phenomenal joy and happiness. No one has brought me more of those two things than Nora Malik. I thank Fortune every day for bringing her into my life. We kept our engagement private until now for several reasons, but given the spate of problems as of late, we jointly decided that it was time to share some good news. I can’t expect you all to be quite as happy as I am, but I imagine most of you will be pretty enthused for me. I mean, it’s obvious I’ve won the love lottery when it comes by snagging her. I know she feels the same way, although I’m not sure how. Regardless, she makes me want to be a better person, and live a better life. I’m determined to do both, with her by my side.

Thank you all, and enjoy the rest of the weekend. I’ll be back early Sunday morning with more regular fare. There’s still plenty of SJWs to wreck. 😉

Ethan Ralph

Founder, Owner, & Editor-in-Chief of TheRalphRetort.com. Political fiend, gamer, & anti-bullshit.