Monday, January 02, 2012

Engagement Anniversary

On January 2, 1978 Mike asked me to be his wife.  It was a beautiful proposal!  He gave me the world (a globe) and because I don't much care for wine, he presented a glass of buttermilk (my favorite beverage) for me as we toasted our future.  I realize that a globe and buttermilk wouldn't touch the heart of every young woman, but it really pleased me.  It showed that he had paid attention to what I liked.  It was a very personal touch to the evening and it made me feel so special.  It was also pretty funny.  That was a foretaste of our future; Mike can really make me laugh! 

We called our families that night but for some reason, I kept our engagement a secret from my friends for several days.  I went back to my dorm room that night and told no one.  I was kind of surprised at myself but for some reason it just felt like such a delicious secret and I wanted to savor it a bit.  A few days later my friend, Laura, noticed my engagement ring and the secret was out.  That was a fun moment as well!

I am so glad that I said "yes" that night.    I feel very privileged to have been chosen by this remarkable man!  We have been through a lot together.  We have grown together.  We have written our story together.  I love going through this life by his side!