Feb 14

You Light Up My World

Just two very short years ago I was a newly engaged bride to be. It happened rather casually one afternoon in my dorm room. He was musing and worrying about our future as husband and wife; where would we live; what about our homes in Upstate NY;what about school? When I sat there with a box of some old jewelry in my hand I finally turned to him and said “Honey, do you want to marry me?” I asked this because it hadn’t been asked. He was just proceeding as if it were a taken for granted assumption. So he stopped worrying and fussing for a moment and said “Well of course I do.” So I reached into my little box of jewelry and slipped my high school ring on his ring finger and we became engaged.

A couple weeks later it was Valentine’s Day and I knew that he had been shopping for a ring for me. I didn’t know that he had already picked up the ring. I drove up from school to his home in NY very early that day. When I came into the room I noticed a beautiful vase of flowers on the coffee table. It wasn’t that big of a surprise, after all it was Valentine’s Day. The surprising part was that smack dab in the middle of my flowers was the tackiest flashing red and white fiber optic wand. I very carefully supressed a giggle and quietly asked “Honey, why do my flowers light up?” He looked at me with more light in his eyes than could ever come from the world’s most precious diamond and said “Because you light up my world.”

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    • Frank M. D'Ambrosio on February 14, 2015 at 10:33 pm
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    Your story brought back memories of my courtship days with Evalyn back in 1965. Neither of us actually asked the other if we wanted to get married; but we both knew we wanted to do so. I bought the most expensive ring set I could afford on my modest salary, and presented her with the engagement ring-the wedding bands had to wait until January 7, 1967l. She put the ring on and never said a word; but we both knew that we would be together for the rest of our lives. And so we were.

    I tell this story only to support your story, Christine; to let you know that there are people who care and who relate and who wish they could “make it better.” But! All we can do is pray, care, and love; maybe cry with you from time to time. Such is the way of true friendship.

    • Vonnie on February 14, 2016 at 11:59 am
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    Cried so many tears through this one. What a beautiful marriage you must have had:).

    1. Vonnie yes it was beautiful! We worked hard on anything that needed work and we celebrated all that was good. We were extremely intentional in all that we filled our lives with.

    • Rajadhas Rajamony on February 14, 2016 at 12:49 pm
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    I got engaged to Charlotte Sobitha Lyla in 1968 August and the very next month I married her. It was an arranged marriage. Arranged by her parents and of course with my consent. In another two years time it will be our Golden Jubilee.

    1. Blessings and congratulations my friend, thank you for sharing your story with me.

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