Proposals.. ohhh proposals.. as a girl, you patiently wait for the special day that your boyfriend of X many years/ months/ days gets down on one knee ( if he’s a true gentleman ) and slides that sparkly gem on your finger. We rarely think about what the guy goes through. Can you imagine having to call someones parents and ask for a hand in marriage?? ( insert EAK emjoi face here ). Or the planning that goes into the actual proposal? Think about it, when have they ever taken the time to plan anything like that in their lives? Never. Talk about a ball of stress!! Leah Robbins captured this fabulous proposal with absolute beauty and you can tell that this groom knocked it out of the park. My advice is to just let them be. Let your boyfriend take his time, make it perfect, spoil you rotten on this one special day. Even if it takes them six years… cough cough…… ( insert my husbands name here )
I got a personal copy of Jane Austen’s “Pride & Prejudice” and underlined the opening line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good [no!] fortune must be in want of a wife.” The following page then revealed the entire center of the book was hollowed where the ring would be placed. I labeled the book as though it were a regular library book but added her name to it (see the picture above).
We came to library on Sunday afternoon, under the pretense that I wanted to get a book to read that afternoon. (My boss Ryan allowed me to come in after hours when the library was closed.) I then took Sarah to go find the book and then we went to the same spot (in the quiet, reference room!) where five months before I had asked her out to coffee.
Sarah quickly realized at that point what was going on. I asked her to sit, told her to read the first line of the book, and then asked her to turn the page. At that point she began sobbing. I took the ring, got down on one knee, and asked her to marry me. Needless to say, she said Yes!
I told her the words “I love you” for the first time and we shared our first kiss. (Boy, was it worth it!)
I love this girl with all that I am and I’m thrilled to share this momentary life with her. I love the woman of God she is, is becoming, and desires to grow into. Ultimately, our marriage will not be an end in itself but a pointer to Christ’s relationship with his bride, the church. Our marriage will be “a parable of permanence written from eternity about the greatest story that ever was” (John Piper).