Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Joy of Love - {8}

{Day 8}

gift of love

8 - gift

My husband gave me this beautiful necklace on December 3, 2008, for our 13th engagiversary. I know of a lot of men who forget their anniversaries. My sweet husband always remembers our wedding date as well as the day we promised to begin our forever journey together.

Mark proposed to me on a mountaintop in North Georgia. It was the Christmas season, so he presented to me a beautifully wrapped gift. When I opened the box, I found a fun gift, plus another wrapped present. Inside that present was another gift and another wrapped present. There were a couple more "layers" to unwrap before the final one which was a small gift, the size of a ring box. And that is when he got down (precariously - we were sitting kind of on the side of the mountain!) and asked me to be his wife.

And the rest, as they say, is history. A wonderful history of almost 16 years. He's an awesome father, a great cook!, my best friend, my soulmate, the love of my life. He treats me like a queen and is so much fun to be with. I'm so lucky God gave him to me!

the long road


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16 comments:

Carla S said...

What a lovely gift!

Melissa said...

What a sweet sweet story, such a beautiful necklace too :) Her's to many more wonderful years for you two!

Melissa said...

Oh and you gorgeous by the way!

love and life ♥ said...

Awww what a beautiful necklace. I absolutely love it. You are stunning, inside & out! Love this B&W photo!

ps. I awarded you on my blog because you're awesome! =) xo

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

What a sweet story, and a stunning photo! You are beautiful!

Bobi said...

You are a blessed woman. This post was beautiful I had to read it to my hubby. Thanks for sharing it. God bless you both.

@nnie said...

ahhh, what a wonderful post; I loved every word of it. One really fun word: engageiversary. I'll be introducing that one to my hubby.

Ky said...

Such a special gift. What a unique way of becoming engaged too.

Teacher Mommy said...

Lovely! All of it--the necklace, you, and the story. :D

SouthernSass said...

I love this portrait of you and the diamond necklace really pops! Sounds like you are truly blessed!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

What a nice story & the photo is beautiful

Courtney said...

Beautiful shot! Congrats to you! Hope you are blessed with many more years of happiness together.

tsinclair said...

How sweet...what a wonderful story!

Dhemz said...

what a lovely gift! Hope you can check out my Black & White Wednesday entry too. Thanks!

Linda said...

Beautiful!!! The necklace AND you!!

Hey guess what?!?! Your last comment on my blog was my 1,000th comment! Woo Hoo!!

Your prize?? How's a cup of coffee in Worcester at the end of April sound? :-)

Anne U said...

Gorgeous shot, your necklace is pretty too.