Tuesday, February 9, 2010

He Did It.

Today is Day 3 or our seven day Valentine's Extravaganza with Mama M. Today we will be talking about how he popped the question & since I like you all so much pictures of my B-E-A-utiful ring.






On that fateful night in December, we had a heart to heart talk and I told him I'm not interested in a dating relationship, if we are doing this we were doing it all the way and he didn't back down. Then in January we signed a contract to build our first home together. Life was moving forward like we were already engaged, minus the actual question and the picking of the ring. Many times he asked me what I wanted my ring to look like. I only requested white gold and a round diamond. I told him I would give him a better idea when we went ring shopping. We never went ring shopping...
In February of 2005, Jon was scheduled to give his testimony at church. I was sooo nervous for him. My husband is not a public speaker. So I tried to help him put notes together. That Sunday I showed up early for church to pray for him and he had no notes. OH NO!! now I was super nervous. After worship and a baby dedication Jon was called to the front. His mic was giving him problems and so I turned to look at the sound booth and I see my parent and brother walk into the back of the sanctuary.
"Why are my parents here?" From behind me my friend Priscilla's says, "Turn around and listen to Jon."
Time went into slow motion. I heard his words, but the only one's I remember were, "Will you marry me?" I began shaking and crying, I was shocked, I really had no idea. My friend had to push me out of the chair to walk toward the stage. If I'm being honest church was pretty much entirely shot for me that day. I have no idea what the message was because I was staring at my ring and my future husband the whole time.

This is what he picked out all my himself....

Not too shabby right??

Please please please tell me your engagement story. I love to hear (ahem read) about the special moment. Don't forget to link up with Mama M. or if you don't have a blog you can leave your story in the comments.



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4 comments:

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

That is the sweetest story-- you made me tear up reading it! I'm a sap for stories like these, but yours really takes the cake. What an incredible moment!

I love your new blog design, by the way. The handprints with the names are adorable!

~Elizabeth
Confessions From A Working Mom

Karen said...

thanks for sharing, and Nice Rock!!!
kare

Arizona Mamma said...

Amazingly awesome story, and even more amazingly awesome ring!

Andy picked my ring all by himself too, and I couldn't have chosen a nicer one.

What a fairytale you're weaving.

Anonymous said...

One little tidbit - In the week or two before this momentous day, you and Jon came to Maryland for a relative's birthday celebration. At that time Jon asked your father for your hand in marriage. We thought that was sooo sweet.

How are you doing in all this snow - We now have 4 - 5 feet on the ground & its expected to continue til after dark tonight - Love MOM & DAD