Date of Engagement: December 23, 2010
Wedding Date: August 10, 2012
How Did You Meet?: We met in 1977 at age 18. Don was running across the street and ran into me, nearly knocked me over….it was love at first sight. We were crazy about each other. We stayed together for two years but with attending different college we eventually grew apart and had no further contact with each other until 28 years later when our paths crossed again. Earlier Don lost his wife to cancer and my marriage ended in divorce but circumstances have a way of working out and life gives us a second chance at love.
Engagement Story?: Dinner plans in Frankenmuth, Michigan on asnowy December 23, 2010 evening. After dinner Don suggested we take a horse drawn carriage ride when he presented a gift of soft slippers, (he said he didn’t want me to get cold feet) then he gave me another gift, a beautiful ornament hand painted by Don in which he wrote “will you marry me” and painted a replica of the engagement ring he tied to the ribbon of the ornament. I had no idea he had been planning this for weeks. The ring is beautiful and the proposal was as personal and romantic as anyone could possibly dream it could be.