Friday, December 3, 2010

In Which I Give the Answer ~ Part Two

I couldn't remember ever having an inbetween Sunday last so long. I tried to stay occupied with playing games with my brothers and reading but every time I looked at the clock it seemed as if it were taking twice as long to tick off the hours.

When evening finally arrived I went to get ready for our date. I already knew what I would say if LV asked me to marry him, but the suspense I felt of wondering if that was what he had in mind when he told me he wanted to ask a question was a little daunting.

I went downstairs and made one last round through the house to make sure everything was in order before I closed the living room curtains as a signal for LV that everyone else was in bed and it was safe for him to come into the house.

As I opened the door and he stepped inside I tried to act like I usually did. Going into the living room we sat on the sofa only to both get up right away as some loud crying started plus the sound of a meowing cat. I lifted the cover of the sofa and discovered my brothers had tucked a few of their electronic devices underneath and made that they would go off if someone touched them. As we removed them we could both hear the muffled laughter coming from the upstairs from the boys as they celebrated another successful prank.

Having that happen relieved some of the tension I had felt of wondering when LV would ask his question. The evening passed swiftly as we visited. A little before it was time for him to go home I invited him into the kitchen for our usual snack. The dim oil lamp cast flickering shadows as we ate the cherry pie I had baked so carefully the previous day. We were done eating and I was ready to get up to clear everything away when he reached for my hand. Holding it, he started by saying that the past year and a half had been the happiest time of his life. He paused a little and my heart started pounding faster and my mouth felt dry as I waited to hear what else he had to say. " I never knew it is possible to love someone so much," he continued. "I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Mary Ann, will you marry me?"

I had my answer ready all day, but now that he had proposed I suddenly felt all choked up and ready to cry. I managed to say a whispery little "yes." And then added, "Read Ruth 1:16"

Before he left, he added that we can pick our wedding date the next time he came after I talk with my parents and ask for their blessing.


  1. Such a sweet proposal - so honest and straight forward. Love it!

    I have been enjoying your posts for some time now, and am never disappointed. Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your way of life.

    Blessings to you and yours today!

    - Leah

  2. That's so sweet. And what an adventure it's been! I wish we could see pictures of your wedding. :) I can't wait to read about your preparations, etc., and see if they're anything like the books. Have a good weekend ~ ♥

  3. yeah! finally. anxious to here the rest of the story!

  4. How delightful. I am so enjoying reading this.

  5. So sweet, and how old were you two, Mary Ann? I just think this is beautiful and so honest and precious. I can't imagine how nervous you must have been that night, all week, really!

  6. So sweet! I was also wondering how old the two of you were.

  7. And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:...

    What a beautiful answer. I have to say, that was a very romantic proposal on LV's part!

  8. I love your story so much!!! I am so thankful that you take the time to post them for us. :)

  9. That is such a sweet proposal!

  10. Ahhhhhh! So sweet!!! I'll bet you can still "hear" your voices asking and replying :-)

    A little brother appeared out of no where the night my husband and I sequestered ourselves for the big question and answer ... his mom quickly swished him down the hall... annoying then, it is a treasured memory today LOL!!!

  11. So sweet! I was wondering how old the two of you were too. I'm so glad that you didn't make us wait too long for the next chapter!

  12. Aww! That is sweet!!
    Patty H

  13. That is so sweet!!! Just a perfect proposal!

  14. Oh, I love Ruth 1:16. What a perfect proposal.

    Your stories are beautiful. I wish you'd publish them. There's so many people I'd love to give them to. Until then, I'll just direct them here.

    Thanks for the wonderful stories. :)

  15. I discovered your blog about 3 days ago after Rhonda at Down---To---Earth mentioned it in one of her posts.

    I just wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed your story, I haven't been able to put it down. I'm so glad that the timing worked out so that my mammoth reading session ended with the proposal... I'm sure many readers out there have been waiting for it for a long time.

    You've done an amazing job of telling your story. I love the way you've refrained from spilling any secrets from later in the story before it's time of them to be revealed. Who would have thought such a lovely simple style of story telling could keep you on the edge of your seat like that.

    I'll be waiting with baited breath for the next installment.


  16. I love this. You write so well. I agree with the above post that your memories are worth publication. Its a blessing to have stumbled across your blog.


  17. This sweet story gave this old great granny goose bumps all the way down to her toes.
    Thanks for sharing your precious proposal with us.

  18. Fabulous storytelling! Can't wait for more...

  19. Any girl would be pleased to have such a lovely proposal. Thanks for sharing this romantic experience. You've told the story very well.


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