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.”