2) It Was A Whirlwind Romance

It was a whirlwind romance – we had only caught
each other’s eye across the rows and rows of people at Christmas
Day gathering. Only a few months earlier, our first date wasn’t
until New Years’ of 2000.

At the beginning, we both expected a long romance,
I was in school, he was pursuing his career. We only saw each other
for dinner on the weekends. One night, he slipped a poem he had
written into the passenger seat of his truck. It was dark, but
I could hear the tremor in his voice, "Nothing has ever just
poured out of me like that…" I picked it up, somewhat embarrassed
at the show of emotion.

As I read, my eyes began to feel with tears,
I read words promising that no matter what I felt, I was perfect
and perfect for him and he had no doubt, even though we just met,
that we were made for each other before time began. He promised
to protect me and provide for me and he wanted me to carry his

It was at this moment, I remembered the thirteen
year old promise I made to myself, "I will never marry a man
who cannot write poetry for me."

I started crying, unable to believe that this
man had fulfilled my heart’s hope.

I could only gasp with the surge of emotion that
rushed through me and the depth of love that broke forth. He said, "I
know you’re not ready for me to purpose just yet, but I can say
that I am in love with you. I want to spend the rest of my life
with you. And I will wait until you are ready. I would wait for
you forever."

Within two weeks, we were engaged.

He purposed to me on a bench at the park where
we had one of our very first dates.

He got down on his knees and looked at me, quoting
his poem, "We will become one, together; We will live and
love forever."

I said yes between the tears of joy.

We married only five months after we met and
we are still incredibly happy today.

Proposal Story By:

Bokerah Brumley

Galesburg, 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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