Sunday, February 18, 2007

The "Proposal"

It was a moonlit night on a warm, sandy beach. The palms trees were swaying gently back and forth........um, nah.

So what is our "engagement" story? It's pretty simple, really. We just decided to get married. On February 11, 2005, we realized that was what we wanted to do. We told no one but Jeff's mom and brother (actually I told my mom that we were going to get married, but didn't tell her when). Those two weeks before we got married were probably the hardest for us because of the fact that we knew we were going to be in big trouble when we got back and everyone found out. Unfortunately, there were circumstances that I won't get into and we just decided to literally "skip town" and get married. We started making plans to go to Gatlinburg, TN. I bought outfits for us to wear, purchased Jeff's ring, made travel arrangements, and did a ton of work at school to get ready for my absence (sorry, Laurie). I'm pretty sure that I didn't sleep or eat during that entire time! In the meantime, Jeff was putting a rush on my ring, and preparing the house for my arrival. Since no one knew we were getting married, it was going to be a shock to my two roommates when they found out that their roomie was no longer living in their house! There were a lot of things that, looking back, we could have done and wished that we had done differently, but the end result was that we left on Thursday, February 24, for Gatlinburg for an incredibly romantic weekend. And that will be another post!


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6 comments:

The Heernies said...

Betty,
I remember talking to you at the Living Nativity shortly before we adopted Christopher. We talked about being divorced. I remember hoping that you would one day find the right person and be happy... and not lonely...! I"m so thankful you did! God is so gracious to those of us who have made that painful journey of divorce a second chance! I know you and Jeff are as grateful as Dana and I...
Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary and precious family!
Leanne

Sunnycal said...

Betty... this is Dave Fisher... from College. I'm so glad to hear from what you've written that you are happy. It's amazing to see the different roads that the Lord has taken us down isn't it? My blog site is djfisher.blogspot.com.

Betty 'Rie said...

Leanne, Thank you so much for your kind words. I looked at your blog just now, and I realized that it had been a while--I didn't know that you were pregnant! Oh my! I can SO relate to your story of finding out you were pregnant. After so many years of "guarding" your response to that test, to have those lines show up like that is just....unnerving. But wonderful! Congratulations!

Betty 'Rie said...

Dave--Wowie! Thank you for posting so that I knew you were out there. I have always wondered how things were with you. Your wife is stunning! Now you truly can say that you are surrounded by beautiful women!

Drop me an email sometime!

DreaM said...

Thank you for sharing your story. I am so happy for you & thankful that God brought such a wonderful man in your life. Two now with your little son.

Sunnycal said...

LOL... I'd love to drop you an email. Okay, what is your email address? Please tell me that you are still singing?