Thursday, September 25, 2008
Today Jeff and I are celebrating our 15th engagement anniversary. It is an absolutely beautiful day today, very different than the day we got engaged. It was pouring down rain that day! We have a very funny engagement story, and it isn't one I have told too many people. The night before we got engaged, Jeff and I went to a party with a church group. We were fairly new to the church, and everyone kept asking us that night if we were engaged. Jeff and I had been going out for about 2 years at this point. I kept telling everyone that we weren't engaged, and by the end of the night I was thoroughly depressed, thinking we would never get engaged. The next day, Jeff came over to my house and was super cheery. I was still depressed. I got it in my mind that we were just going to date forever, and that he wasn't going to ever ask me to marry him. He wanted to take me to this new park, and I was not in the mood at all. It was pouring down rain, and I was just wanting to stay home. He insisted, so we went. We parked in this parking lot at this new park, and the rain was really coming down. I told Jeff I wanted to talk to him, and then I started crying. I told him that I thought we should break up because we were just going to date forever and not get married. He had the engagement ring in his sock at this point! You should have seen the look on his face as I was talking. He paled, and then said, "What??" Then he said, "Hold on a minute." Then he jumped out of the car. I thought, "Oh great, now he is leaving!" He got into the trunk and got something and came over to my side of the car. He handed me a huge box of roses, got down on one knee in the pouring rain and asked me to marry him! I think I said the words, "Oh my word" about 500 times. Obviously I said yes, and that was history, but it was a hilarious story. He still asks me what I think would have happened if he would have just said "okay" about breaking up, and not ever asked me to marry him. I'm really glad he didn't do that!