This is the first time I have posted on a blog and thought today would be a good day. I thought I would share my perspective from three years ago today - the day I proposed.
There isn't much that I can keep secret. She knew that this was going to happen, the trick was when. She was always asking questions and trying to hint around when the proposal would take place. I am creative in a lot of ways, but I had no idea how to propose. I knew that once the ring was in my possession, I would have to act fast. I got the ring two days before during my school lunch break. I had about 48 hours to work it out.
Saturday night, three years ago, I took Rebecca to Pappadeaux for some "manna from heaven" (Rebecca's no longer served salad that she LOVED) and even dodged an attempt by the waitress to give away my surprise - "are we celebrating anything special tonight?" "No," I replied trying to play cool but thought I was failing miserably.
After dinner, we went to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. As we walked around, I scoped out the place to find the perfect spot. I brought my camera to "take a picture", but was going to video record the proposal. We found a great spot at the lowest part of the rose garden. I was ready to go when a man walked by without a shirt. "Uhm, Rebecca, don't mind the guy without a shirt. Marry me?" No, way, not gonna happen.
So we moved to another spot by a bench in the rose garden. We were in postion for the second time when I realized that a couple was laying on top of each other making out a few yards away. I was quickly losing hope because it was warm and the sun was going down, but we giggled about it and moved on.
She was ready to leave but I said, "How about one last picture overlooking the rose garden?" I placed the on a pillar, set the camera to "timer" but was actually recording and proposed. She couldn't believe it and actually thought I was playing. The video didn't have sound, but her face said it all.
It worked out better than I could have planned and we went to my parents to take pictures, where her parents were waiting too. What a great day!
Rebecca Diane, I love you and am grateful that God placed you in my life. I am one lucky guy!