The Engagement -By Boy
Hello fellow bloggers. I'd like to begin this by saying I am completely new to writing blog style posts, so please bear with me as I attempt a new activity. As many of you may not know me, and many of you may, I should clear up that I am no longer boyfriend. I have excitedly graduated to the realm of fiancee. And let me tell you, what a good place it is to be. But I suppose you are all wondering how have I attained such a distinguished title, so let me start from the beginning.
We woke up on the morning of August 25, 2012. Our intentions were to watch the sunrise at the location of our first date, Lake Hefner. We have done this many times before, woken up and eaten donuts and warm coffee by the lake shore...but this time was different. This time, unbeknowst to her, I rounded up three distinguishable friends to prepare a spot down by the Hefner lighthouse prior to our arrival. They laid out a red carpet, candle lighting and a picture backdrop, comprised of pictures throughout our year and a half relationship. The road was paved, so to speak, for a memorable morning...
I really couldn't tell you what we talked about on the drive up. All I can really say is it was the hardest thing I've ever done: try to carry on a conversation with the biggest event of my life on the horizon. When we arrived, after the longest car ride ever, my heart was racing. I had prepared a movie for her to watch which would ideally give me enough time to make it to "the spot" before she would begin coming down to meet me. The video was a series of clips with my heart voiced over them. However, at the end of all these clips, the video concluded with directions on where to go and where I would be.
As I made my way down to the lighthouse, I waved to the friends who helped make this possible, with the biggest grin I believe I've ever had. Upon reaching the red carpet, I turned around only to see her running down the road to come and meet me. As she flew down the long, hundred yard or so, strip of grass that lead to the lighthouse, my heart was uncontrollable. I burst into tears as she planted herself into my arms. Finally, after regaining what little composure I had to begin with, I was able to utter the most beautiful and heartwarming scripture I believe I have ever read. Both Ephesians and Ecclesiastes speak of what it means to be husband and wife. With the ambition of planting this moment on everything she and I stood for, I ambitiously spoke these words to her. Her face began to warm as I concluded, only to take a knee...
To be honest, I really don't remember what I said after that. It was a lot of my heart and little of my mind, and if I had to put it into words again, the only thing I could honestly say would be "I love you more than I love myself", which is how it should be right? When a man loves a woman enough to enter marriage with her, he should love her more than himself: enough to die for her if he had to. That was the ambition of the words I spoke to her there.
Well anyway, thankfully she said the most beautiful yes (actually I believe it was a nod followed by a smile and a kiss and many many tears, which in my book constitutes a yes!) I have ever heard/seen in my life. Our day was filled with celebration and laughter, with more love than we have had between one another for our entire time together. Thank you for an unforgettable morning.
I love you sweetheart.