Well I’ve written before about this fisherman that I’m in love with, and let’s just say that we have some exciting news to share! We are engaged!!! It happened last Thursday on a beautiful night out on the prairie. It was the first night I was done sitting in a combine for hours and hours, the air was warm, we pulled the hot rod out of the garage, got a few treats at Dairy Queen and hit the open road. We made it out to a piece of our farm where you can see the sunset perfectly, and this time of year with all the farmer’s dust flying, the colors were brilliant!
We were sitting there, enjoying our ice cream and just chatting about life, about how nice it was to not be in a tractor at that moment, and how nice it is having our lives mesh together. The next thing I know he’s telling me how happy he is, how he knows that I want to get married to him someday and how great that is going to be. I agreed and sat there smiling looking at the fading sun slip beneath the horizon. Then he says, “So this is as good of time as any to do it I suppose…” My head whips around and I instantly said with shock, “To do WHAT??” He took both my hands and said, “Will you marry me?” I said, “Noooo, What?!, Huh?! Are you kidding?!” Pretty much everything but yes, which he reminded me of about 15 minutes later when I had made all sorts of excited noises that eluded to a yes, but didn’t quite confirm it!
Then he pulled out the ring and I saw that it was my grandma Clara’s. It was about all I could take. You see I’m about the most sentimental person in the world and having that ring on my finger made me see just how much this man sitting next to me really knows me so well. At first he said that he wanted to do something huge and crazy for the the proposal, but truthfully we fell in love out in the fields on this prairie, it couldn’t have been more wonderful or more “us”.
We have had a great time spreading the news to our friends and family and seeing how happy everyone is for us. I could write books about how far him and I have both come to get to this point in our lives, as happy as we are, and as in love as we are. It’s been a journey with a lot of rough roads, u-turns and detours, but we finally have that moment when we realize that it’s all worth it…anything would be worth getting here to this point. We’re so excited to start our new lives together!
Also Happy Labor Day to everyone!! Hope you’re all enjoying some time off 🙂