You asked for proposal details, and Tall-Shadow said I could share, so here we go…
But first, a recap of our story:
I’m a Christian Serial Dater Apparently
The Online Dating Sites I Used
Now That I Have a Boyfriend, My Life is Perfection
What I’m Doing Differently in My Relationship
How Do You Know When You Love Someone
(Oh my lands…good thing Tall-Shadow is okay with me writing about him!)
As you can probably tell by my blog and my Facebook writer page, we take quite a few pictures together. I never used to be a huge picture-taker but it’s been such a sweet thing to document our courtship, which my creative fiancé used to his advantage in his proposal plan.
On December 29, we were sitting together, and he pulled out his phone, opened up to his photos and started scrolling through these…
Now, I’m just thinking he’s completely adorable that he had taken the time to add little captions to some of our pictures, until he scrolled to this one:
He then pulled out the precious ring (that we had stumbled upon together way back on my birthday when we were window-shopping), told me he loved me and asked me if I’d marry him. Mouth gaping and tears streaming, I said yes. (How could I not say yes to a man standing in front of a John Deere???)
I share this story with you – along with all the other personal stuff – because I so desperately want you to know that you’re not alone. That there are second chances. That there is redemption. That there is hope. That there is new life. And I am one grateful, grateful girl…to my faithful, restoring-the-years-the-locusts-have-eaten, carrying-me-through God and to my sweet, kind, generous, thoughtful, God-loving, me-loving future husband.
P.S. And then he sent me this…(because he’s completely adorable).
Such a sweet, sweet proposal story and I’m so incredibly happy for you!
Well, that just brought tears to my eyes! I love your proposal story. God is so good and I’m so happy for you.
Love it, love the smiles!
I’m in tears now. How God has restored was was broken and sad. ! You have been a faithful woman and I adore you. Do u remember when were together in a small women’s group and one of them quoted Joel regarding the locusts? Amen Beth, your time is now. Love you sweet friend , Melissa
This entire story gives me hope. Thanks for sharing your heart.
Okay, now I’m sitting at work quickly fumbling for my tissues because I’m all teary and hoping my boss doesn’t round that corner before I real quick check my make-up. LOL! THAT IS THE.SWEETEST.THING.EVER!!! Oh Elisabeth, thank you so much for sharing your story — and all the details. Your story does give us all hope. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I love how he kept all those photos and documented and remembered the ring and when? When did he go back and get the ring???? Girl, you know he loved you a long time ago — we all knew it. Duh.
Oh…Elisabeth…your story is every broken-hearted girls dream fairy tale.
Thanks for taking time to share your sweet story ,It is an encouragement to me 🙂
I had a similar story, and it was so wonderful. I love that he proposed just the two of you. My twenty something kids make a huge production out of their engagements, with parents flying in from all over the country, photographers hiding in the bushes, and “spontaneous” parties immediately after the proposal. Makes me tired. I love your proposal, and mine (in the parking lot of the jewelry store.) God bless you both.
You have come so far from the pain and devastation of a hard marriage and an even harder divorce. You really deserve this and I am so happy for you!!