Party City had these plates, the quote lifted directly from scripture...and which was printed on Steve's message in a bottle. Naturally, while the girl at the balloon counter was filling my order, I was full of hot air myself and gave her (and everyone else within earshot) my rendition of the Beach Proposal story. The girls could not believe any guy would wait 20 months to say "I love you" to his girlfriend; one of the girls looked like she was about to cry. I told her it was not because he didn't feel it--he'd felt it for well over a year-- but held back because she'd asked him to save those three little words for when he really meant it.
Love always hopes, always trusts.
She held the hope in her heart that she'd become his wife, and trusted God that Steve would ask when he was ready and able to provide for her. She trusted that he would include the "I love you" in his asking, too! Some things just cannot be left out out of a proper proposal, now can they?
Back to my party story. ( I told you I was full of hot air.)
Knowing they'd get home late from their beach trip on Sunday night , and perhaps hungry for a midnight snack and something sweet to mark the occasion, I picked up coordinating cups and balloons
and sushi (which they love, as do the rest of us) ... and ...
look what else I found. Rainbow cupcakes. That was a God thing. If you read the proposal post, you will remember that there was a unique "rainbow ribbon" overhead at the moment Steve proposed.
And after cupcakes, we took some pictures.
Are they just about the most radiant twosome you've ever seen? And this is at midnight!
Finally, a picture with the parental units who are happy as can be,
but one of us is feeling the midnight hour and one is faking it.
Can you tell who is faking? Romance and parties give the faker a
I am so looking forward to having this girl officially in the family next June! It will be wonderful to have three daughters as well as three sons at the wedding!