1) Roses, Candy and a Ring

We decided that in the midst of our busy schedules
and lives, we were both going to take the day off of work and school
so we could spend an entire day together. I thought we would just
hang out, maybe catch a movie and some dinner. But no! He had much
bigger and better plans! When he came to pick me up, he had a rose
and a card with a little piece of candy taped to the inside. After
thanking him, I put it in my room and then we left for lunch at
Chili’s – where we had our very first date. When we were finishing
lunch, the waiter called my name, found me, and gave me a rose and
a card with a piece of candy taped inside! This happened on the
train to Chicago, at the ESPN Zone, and an ice cream shop. Random
people somehow found me and gave me a rose and a card with a piece
of candy taped inside. At Navy Pier, we decided to take a boat ride
because Jason had a buy one get one free coupon, but that boat was
closed. So, we rushed to catch another one, and low and behold!
There were 3 roses and a card with a piece of candy in it at the
ticket booth!!! (I found out that the three roses symbolized our
first kiss on our 3 month anniversary, which happened to be on a
boat.) After the boat ride, we went to the top of the John Hancock
building and watched the sun set from there. It was sooo beautiful!
Oh, and I received another rose and card, etc. Next, we went to
the Rainforest Cafe for dinner where I was given another rose and
card with a piece of candy in it from the waitress. As we left,
we noticed that there was a limo parked in front. Jason had never
been in one, so he asked the limo driver, whose name was John, if
he could just look inside. The limo driver said yes and even let
us sit in it. Then John said, "In fact, I have time right now
if you want to take a quick ride!" We said, "Sure!"
He ended up taking us back to the Hancock where Jason and I got
cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. John had given Jason his
card, so before leaving, Jason decided to thank him again for taking
us on the ride. Then, Jason told me that John said he’d take us
on another if we’d like to, and of course we took it! He stopped
near the Adler Planetarium where there is a gorgeous view of the
city and it was there that Jason told me he had hired John. John
took us back to Mundelein to St. Mary’s Seminary and dropped us
off at Jason’s car. How it got there, I don’t know!! Jason pulled
out a radio from his trunk and told me that he thought it’d be nice
if we could dance in one of the rooms. We got to the building where
he wanted to go, but it was locked so we had to call security. The
security came and unlocked it, but the room Jason wanted to go in
was also locked, and the security couldn’t open it. So, we settled
for another room and danced to a couple romantic songs until Jason
told me he wanted to show me something in the tape deck of the radio.
He opened the deck and there was a little book/card. I took it out,
read it, and when I got to the last page, he was on his knee and
I saw a ring – the same size as the candies I’d been getting – taped
to it. He asked me if I would marry him and I told him, "YES!!!"
(He told me later that the room that was locked had a candle so
we could dance by candlelight and his guitar so he could sing me
a song that he wrote for me.) When I got back to my room, I found
a big teddy bear and a card on my bed. It was the most perfect,
wonderful day ever!!!! The End.

Bonny Stacey,

Deerfield, IL


The founder and president of Diamond Cutters International, is one of the worlds top diamond experts, as well as a three-time Guinness Book record holder in jewelry design.
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