Thursday, June 09, 2011

She said yes!

Boston trip in January
Christopher had been planning the events of yesterday for a couple of weeks...

He took her back to a beach on Lake Michigan where, when they were there last summer with a group of friends, they both realized each was "the one" the other had prayed for.  He asked her father for permission to begin dating her.

He took her out to dinner at The Olive Garden near the beach.

Then they drove back to her home (which is quite a distance from us) and when they pulled up last night, her family had put up the Christmas lights from our tree (which he had to locate among various boxes in the garage) around their porch.

There were beautiful lavender and purple flowers he had purchased earlier over the porch swing.... and as she sat on the swing surrounded by flowers... he said something of which he cannot remember and gave her the ring.

I received a picture of her hand with the ring on it on my cell phone and texted back... did she say YES?

Of course, she did.  :)

Miss M. will become a member of the family next spring.

33 comments:

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Congratulations to Christopher and best wishes for happiness to Miss M. and blessings for both of them and all your families. Such a happy day!

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Oh HOW wonderful!!! Lovely time in a person's life. And just think of all the delightful planning for the big day next spring.

Congrats to you all!

Rachel and Family said...

Aaahhh, that is SO sweet. I am smiling from ear to ear. Thanks for sharing.

Vee said...

Oh wonderful! Congratulations all the way around. They are such a cute couple. I loved how you built up to the story after telling us the end result in the title. Christopher is quite the romantic. Very good!

Marge said...

Congratulations to both of them, and to you! Sounds like a good match! (We also have a Christopher!)

Blessings to you all!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! So happy for you all. :)

Lori in PA

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! Congratulations to Christopher and Miss M.

Anonymous said...

I hope all will go well for all of you!! Congratulations!!

Blessings, Elizabeth in NC

matty said...

God bless them both! What a wonderful event and how absolutely darling of him to do it in such a wonderful way! Congratulations!

freetobeme - Anita said...

Congratulations, Brenda! Congratulations, Christopher!
Thank you for sharing this exciting news with me and with everyone! I'll keep him and them in my prayers.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Congratulations! Very exciting!

She is darling!

Deanna

Carol said...

Oh, how very wonderful!!! Best of wishes to Christopher and Miss M. (in MD)

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Wonderful news.

Fondly,
Glenda

Ann said...

How wonderful. Such an adorable couple. And your Christopher such a proper gentleman. Miss M has found a gem. Blessings on everyone.

Anonymous said...

Oh you said it right...they were the other the other had prayed for. Yes that they share faith is so huge!!! For the parents it is a blessing too!! Your prayers have been answered...again. I am so happy for you all. Sarah

Shan said...

Dearest Brenda,

Tell Christopher Congratulations!

And Miss M is so blessed to marry into such a wonderful family.

Yours so kindredly,
Shan
Honey Hill Farm

Susan said...

How wonderful! Thanks for sharing the story with us - blessings to you all.

La Tea Dah said...

Congratulations! Exciting news! I know you will enjoy a new daughter-by-marriage. I smiled when I read that Christopher could not remember what he said. Our oldest son could not remember what he said when he proposed (last summer). All he could remember was that he was very nervous!

Heather L. said...

YAY!!! So excited for you all. Thanks for posting a picture!!!

Monica said...

How exciting! Congratulations to everyone!

Anonymous said...

I just love a great love story! Praying for "and they lived happily ever after" life for your son and his bride to be.

Laura

hmsclmom said...

Congratulations to the happy couple and to you and your husband also! How wonderful!!! :)

Bess @ Fixing My Thoughts said...

Tearing up over such joyful news!!! How delightful! Bess

Lena said...

Oh, that's lovely news!
Best wishes to the young couple and to your family. It's such a lovely time in a person's life. We're in the midst of wedding plans too in our extended family, as a neice and her long time beau are getting married in Sept. I'm enjoying hearing all about the plans. They've chosen a wedding at home, in the orchard with everyone in the family, "helping". I think it's going to be personal and quite wonderful. I hope for all good things to come to all of our young people.

xo

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Oh Brenda!! How exciting and what a sweet way to propose!! Best wishes to them both!

Yes, I know too many horror storeis about women especially who had heart attacks and didn't know it. I am glad your friend survived!

Thanks for your sweet comment! HUGS!

Sunshine said...

OH WOW - congratulations - they make such a beautiful couple! YAY. Sunshine

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news for all of you. Thank you for sharing your joy with all of us!

Blessings,

Joan

Anonymous said...

Your son has obviously been well brought up. It is lovely to see a young couple with respect for each other and the institution of marriage.

We wish them well.

Becky K. said...

Makes me want to cry from happiness for all of you. They make a very sweet couple. Best wishes to them.

A Cultivated Nest said...

Congratulations to Christopher! My how time flies - they grow up so fast. Such exciting times are ahead for them and you!

Manuela

Cheryl (copperswife) said...

Congratulations to all! What an exciting time!

Kimberly said...

SO HAPPY FOR YOU ALL!!!

Lallee said...

What wonderful news, Brenda! Congratulations to Christopher and his bride to be.