21 Jan

John and I have been talking about getting married for a little while now.  Over the last couple months I’ve been especially “on him” about when he’s going to do it, dropping hints, teasing…. you know, woman stuff.

Well, last night he finally asked!

He had been on a business trip all this week and when he got home last night he said he had some souvenirs for me – a T-shirt, a glass bottle of mini shells, and  a beautiful notebook.  He knows how much I love to journal, and said I could write about any important stuff that’s going to be happening in the next few months.  He said he’d even written out my first entry for me!

On the first page was a beautiful poem he’d written (which I’m going to keep between the two of us).  He told me to flip to the next page, and on it was written “January 20th 2012 is also the day John asked me to marry him, and I said…….”  When I looked at him, he was kneeling and had the ring out

…. and I said “YES!”

This man, I can’t even begin to tell you, has changed my life.  It seems like everything good that’s happened to me has been a direct result of knowing him; I don’t think God could send a clearer sign that he’s the one I’m meant to go through life with.  He’s already a great boyfriend and I know will be a wonderful husband and father.

John, I love you so much.  Thank you for loving me too.



8 Responses to “Engaged!”

  1. sustainabilityforthepartiallymotivated January 21, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Congrats Tess!! What a beautiful proposal!

  2. June January 21, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    Hi Tess,

    Congratulations!!!!!! to both you and John.

    June (Jess’s Mom)

  3. Clare January 21, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    So beautiful Tess!! 🙂 xox

  4. Tenecia January 21, 2012 at 11:38 am #



  5. Dima January 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    That is such an awesome proposal! Congratulations!!!

  6. A Fine Balance January 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    I am soooo happy for you Tess. I have no doubt you two will have a wonderful life together.

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story : )

    Congrats to you both

  7. Sam January 21, 2012 at 4:53 pm #


  8. getfitwithles January 21, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    OH MY GOSH!!! I want to hear this story over and over again!!!! I love it!! YAY!! Congrats again!!

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