I loved dolphins way before they were so popular and easy to find on t-shirts, jewelry and just about everything else. VaMan101 knew how much I loved them and he managed to find this ring to give to me. (In writing this post, I found out how hard it is to really take a good photo of a ring!) It is hard to tell in this photo, but the eyes of the dolphins are tiny little diamonds and the heart that the dolphins are swimming across is a black onyx. I was blown away to receive this beautiful ring that had special meaning to me after only knowing this guy for such a short time. Of course we HAD been spending almost every single evening together after the first week that we met, so I suppose this was a courtship clicked over to warp speed!
To make things even MORE exciting, a couple weeks after that, I was at his house waiting for him to get home from work. When he walked in, he was all smiles and I got a hug and kiss. Then, after I sat down on the couch, he knelt on the floor in front of me. All of sudden, there was this little black box in his hand and he was asking me to marry him!!!!!!
Here I was at the ripe old age of 35 trying to decide whether I wanted to get married or not. After being single for so many years, there was quite a bit to think about. I was an independent little cuss and thinking about giving that up was difficult for me. Plus, I had only met this guy about 8 weeks earlier. What if he was an axe murderer with very good self control? LOL! In any case, I did end up saying yes. I cannot remember how long it took me, but I think it was a few days.
I'll never forget going home and telling my dad and grandma. I know that my dad had just about given up on me ever getting married. Grandma always thought that it was fine and dandy that I was still single. She had always said that she did not want to get married when she was young either. When her and grandpa were courting, she kept on putting him off and putting him off about getting married. Finally, he told her that if she didn't say yes this time, that he was moving on. She did say yes! That is a completely different story that I will have to tell you sometime!
Tune in tomorrow for Part IV and I promise I will finish the story!
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