As excited as I am about what I'm going to talk about, I'm going to make this post fairly brief.
During the Thanksgiving feast my family and I had, I finally did something I've been wanting to do for a very long time: propose to my girlfriend. I figured this would be a great time to do so, since pretty much my whole family would be watching a great moment. My girlfriend was so happy about it that she shrieked with glee and said yes several times while hugging me after I pulled out a ring; I didn't even have to ask her if she'd like to marry me.
After the feast, I was confronted by pretty much everyone, congratulating my girlfriend and I on our engagement. My own mother came up to me, apologizing to me for anything wrong she did in the past related to my lesbianism, coming to terms with that issue, and told me that she was glad that I could find someone who would make a great partner who made me happy. My girlfriend's parents came up to me and thanked me for making their daughter happy and helping her throughout her life. Everyone else I talked to pretty much simply congratulated my girlfriend and I.
That's not all that happened, though. My cousin and her wife, the day after my girlfriend agreed to marry me, announced that they plan on adopting a child soon. They are hoping to find a child who has had hardships like being bullied or abused and want to help raise them and make them feel better. They haven't called an adoption agency, but they're going to soon. I hope they can find one before my girlfriend and I get married, because I'd love for their adopted child to be there for that. If not, that's okay.
So yeah, had a great time, probably better than I'll ever have. Hope anyone out there reading had a nice Thanksgiving as well, even if it wasn't as great as mine. If not, then I apologize.