Thursday, September 2, 2010

 On Septmeber 2nd, 2000, I learned that macaroni plus cheese equals diamonds

Ten years ago today.


SHE was 19. Lived with her parents. Worked at, what I am sure was, the worlds smallest Wal-mart. Had been home schooled from K-12th grade. Had never had a serious dating relationship.

HE was three weeks shy of his 28th birthday. Had traveled the US. Was an over the road truck driver. Was not new to relationships.

THEY had only been dating for 6 weeks.

SHE thought they were "just looking" at rings.

HE had eaten only macaroni and cheese for a few weeks so that he could save up every penny to buy HER a diamond ring.

SHE saw the one she wanted, but pointed out a different one to him - a much cheaper one.

HE saw the way she looked at the one SHE really wanted and said he was going to buy it.

SHE thought he would save it for a later date.

HE led her over to a gazebo across the road from the jewelry store, got down on one knee, and asked if SHE would be his wife.


SHE answered him (affirmative) before HE was done asking.


The rest, as they say, is history.

And surprisingly, he still likes mac 'n cheese.

21 comments:

Lindsay said...

LOVE this!!

Happy Anniversary!! Wishing you many years ahead of Mac & Cheese ... and each other!!

Penny said...

Sniff. This is so sweet!!!

Leslie said...

so fun to hear the story..
10 years wow. love this so much.

~beautyandjoy~ said...

Happy Anniversary! That is the sweetest story. :)

Katarina said...

SO sweet!! Happy Anniversary, hope you two have a wonderful day and many many more years filled with God's blessings.

The Sneaky Mommy said...

You are one gifted story teller!
Happy Anniversary to a very sweet wife and her man!

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Sara said...

SO adorable! Mine was similar. We went "looking" at rings, I had an idea of what I'd like until I saw the prices! He had an idea of what he wanted to give me. When I found out what he'd chosen I went back later and DOWN sized! YES! Down sized! My ring is a symbol not calling card to get mugged! LOL
Isn't it wonderful how vivid those memories are, when there are days I can't even remember if I took my allergy meds that day or find my keys but I could tell you every second of that day!?

Mama Belle said...

Aw ... so sweet. I love it.

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Love the way you told this! Happy engagement anniversary!!

Anne Elizabeth said...

Such a sweet post! Happy Anniversary.

P.S. I was home schooled as well.

Jenn said...

Happy Anniversary! What amazing story of how you two met.

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful story! Doesn't ten years go fast?

BARBIE said...

What a beautiful love story. May you have many more wonderful years together!

Tonya said...

that is so romantic!

Amanda said...

tears in my eyes...no surprise. love this wendi. love you!

Nikki said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

What a sweet story! Only six weeks of dating?! My goodness, you might have a record!

P.S. I was homeschooled K-12 too :-)

Miss G said...

Happy Engagement Anniversary! What a wonderful story and a very creative post title! Kelly

http://shootinstraight.blogspot.com/ said...

Absolutely one of the BEST ways of telling one of the BEST moments of your life! Loved it!!
Congratulations and hoping for many more!!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Loved how God wrote your story...and loved how you told it :)

Stacey said...

I am soo behind, but Happy Anniversary anyway!!

Neat post!!