Certain dates have memories connected with them.
This past Saturday - May 26th will forever
be a special date for me.
went down to the beach where we enjoyed a picnic dinner.
Then Jack and I went for a stroll
along the shore.
We stopped and sat in the dune's grass watching the water
In that moment I felt as though everything was
right in the world and I couldn't
have been more content.
Jack reached into his camera bag to get a book he said he had
picked up at Barnes and Nobles for me.
Before I opened it though, he said I had to
read the card first.
I opened the envelope and read the outside of the card:
I want to grow old with you
and then inside it read:
There's nothing in the world
that I'd rather do
Than spend my forever
together with you.
I felt my pulse quicken and my heart race
as I looked at Jack who was at this time
on his knee.
My voice caught in my throat
as I said,
as I said,
Jack asked me to be his wife
and as he did
the clouds parted (I lie not) and the sun seemed to
shine directly on the sparkling ring he
I am sure every girl thinks her engagment is the best
and I am no different.
For you see, ever since I can remember
it has been my dream to someday
get engaged at Lake Michigan.
My dream became reality even
without Jack ever knowing that.
I also always wanted my future husband to be able
to pick my ring out without my help
and Jack did just that.
He chose an absolute gorgeous ring
and it will always be so much more
special because of that.
I did get a book from him that day as well -
The Bride's Book of Lists
He knows me all too well. :)
Jack and I are so thrilled as we start this next
phase of life together and we are even
more excited to see what God has in the future for us!
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