Wednesday, March 25, 2009

On This Very Night

13 years ago..

No, 13? Can that be right???

A very tan, just back from the Bahamas boy
made dinner for me
at Dr. and Mrs. Carter's house
with Aaron Varner, Roddy Hannah and Burchie in the kitchen to serve us
(because we couldn't be alone according to Bible college rules)

And then he didn't eat a bite
while I made bright and nervous conversation
and tried very hard to live in the moment
and failed miserably

I sat down in the living room
and he got down on one knee
asked me to marry him
and only when I said yes,
showed me the most beautiful ring
which he had designed himself.

There is no way I could have imagined back then, on that cool
but promising to warm up sometime
rainy night
how many adventures we would have together

We rang the giant bells in the campus tower
according to the tradition
and he walked me to the dorm
and kissed me goodnight
while all my friends sang
"Going to the chapel."

On this night....13 years ago.

6 comments:

12-arrows said...

Beautiful! absolutely beautiful!

Heidi said...

I remember drooling over that ring...it was so pretty. And HUGE =D

It was my dream to ring the bells in Jackson. I'll take the perfect husband over ringing those bells any day.

Heidi said...

Oh, and congrats too =D

Sara LeeAnn said...

Oh, this was such a lovely thing to read upon waking up this morning... Thanks for sharing. Congratulations to you and your husband!

Life with Kaishon said...

That is such a beautiful memory. : ) Isn't it amazing to look back and see how far you have come since then. Wow.

Tammi said...

**warm fuzzy**

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