Yes, I am to be married to Gilbert Blythe in two weeks from today. The past three years have come and gone like a wisp of air. Gilbert has finished medical school and will take over his retiring great uncle's practice in Glen St. Mary. It is nearly 60 miles away from home, but based on Gil's vivid descriptions, I may enjoy our little House of Dreams in Four Winds Harbour nearly as much as I enjoy Green Gables here in Avonlea. Not only is the darling home surrounded by vast amounts of trees, but it also has a brook that cuts across the corner of the garden! The blessed place is made complete in the fact that we will live right by the sea - in fact, our dining room overlooks the harbour on the beautiful St. Lawrence Gulf. It all almost sounds too beautiful to be true.
I don't know how I'll get on without dear Marilla and Rachel, or my beloved bosom friend Diana. It will be a learning curve, that's all I can say. I have lived without them before, though, in those days I had the comfort of knowing I would soon return home to them. It's very different this time around.
Now, speaking of Diana... let me tell of the trying, unique experience I had this week. To put it shortly, I assisted Dr. Blair on the birth of her beautiful big, bouncing baby - a girl, named Anne Cordelia. Isn't Diana just ridiculous? In a good way, of course! I couldn't be more honoured than to be her daughter's namesake, in more ways than one! It's absolutely hilarious to hear all of the gossip around town, people haven't got a clue where Diana thought of such a middle name. Perhaps it will go into style after this whole ordeal. I've always thought Cordelia to be the most exquisite name there was.
In other news with Diana, dear Aunt Josephine passed away recently. She was truly a kindred spirit in every sense of the word to me, and I will miss her a great, great deal. However, she left Diana a large piece of change in her will - well, to put it plainly, the Wrights are rich. Fred is simply beside himself with such a fortune coming into their possession. Oh, I'm sure all will be well and settled in due time. They're hardly the type of people who would allow such an amount of money to change them for the worst.
I must go now, but I will continue to keep my thoughts locked away in this dear old journal in the days approaching the day of all days - my wedding day.
Anne Shirley (Soon to be Blythe)