Thursday, November 03, 2005

The saga continues

Did anyone else read my post from yesterday? If you were at all offended by it, I'm terrible sorry. Sometimes I just have opinions on things that I have to get out. Anyway, that post was removed due to the overwhelming amount of complaints I received. Sheesh. You people.

Sometime this week, I was supposed to post the rest of the proposal. This seems like a good time to do so. To read the beginning of the story, click HERE . I left off just as Jamie and I were climbing the ladder to the roof of the school where I first asked her to be my girlfriend.

...There are three levels on the roof of the gym. We emerged from the darkness below onto the first level. There isn't much to see there, so we climbed up to the middle level. Once we got up there, I led Jamie over to the edge, with the pretense of looking at the amazing view. When we got to the edge, Jamie looked down and saw my brother below with his camera taking pictures of us. Because it was nearly dark, she clutched at me, scared of the "strange man" down below. I reassured her that it was just my brother and that he was doing a "class project".

"So it's okay." I told her. "You can just stand right over here." I said as I ushered her closer to the edge so Matty could get a better shot. "And then I will get down on one knee..." And I proceeded to kneel down. At this point, Jamie was just a little confused.

I pulled one of those little prize eggs out of my pocket (You know, the ones at the front of stores where you put in 25 cents and out comes some little prize in a plastic egg). I had put the ring in there so I wouldn't lose it as easily. I know, I'm brilliant. When Jamie saw it, I think she got a little mad. "What is this? Is this a joke? Is that fake?!!" She demanded as I pulled the ring out. I assured her that it was indeed a very real ring. Not a good idea. Because she proceeded to freak out. This didn't help me out at all. I said something like, "Jamie I love you. Will you marry me?" When I finally got the ring on the right finger, she still hadn't said anything but "AHHHH" and "O-my-gosh" and "AHHHHH". (She wasn't very verbal at this point.) So I stood up, wrapped my arms around her and gave her a kiss. Then I asked her if that was a yes.

As soon as she assured me that yes she would marry me. At that very moment, we heard music drifting softly our way on the night breeze. Jamie turned to me with a quizzical look in her eyes. "What's that?" she asked.

I shrugged my shoulders. "Let's go find out." So we made our way up to the top level of the roof where the music seemed to be coming from. When we came up, Jamie first noticed the candle lit pathway that led to our candle lit dinner up there on the roof under the night sky. And then she saw the violinist that I had asked to come and serenade us. He was dressed in a tuxedo just to add some flare. (Thanks a ton Mr. Wilkison!!!) Anyway, we ate dinner by candle light while being serenaded, had dessert and that was that. We are now engaged and happily planning our wedding. THE END.

1 comment:

Heather said...

You are seriously one of the awesomest guys I know... you are so sweet.

Congratulations, Ben & Jamie!

psst... I totally missed your post from Wed! What did you say??? :P