2) Playing Catch

A few years ago, while living in Baltimore, MD, my fiancé and I met playing softball. She was the catcher and I was the pitcher. Since moving to Houston, TX we don’t have as much time to get out and play like we used to.

In September of 2001, I sent Tina an email at work during the week telling her that I wanted to go out and play catch that weekend.

That Saturday came, and it rained all day. I couldn’t believe my luck. The rain continued Sunday morning. Then around noon, it stopped. I jumped up and asked Tina to go to the park with me to play catch. Even though the ground was going to be totally muddy, she reluctantly agreed.

We drove to the park and started playing catch. I purposely left my watch on my wrist so I would have an excuse to return to my bag after we had throne a few balls. I went to my bag to change to a new softball on which I had written the words "Will you Marry Me?" I threw the new ball to Tina, and she threw right back to me without even looking at it! I couldn’t believe it! She did the same thing a few more times, and I finally decided that she needed to miss one before she was going to look at the ball. So, I threw one off of her glove. She bent down to pick it up. She has since told me that in her head, her first reaction was, "Hey! Somebody wrote on this ball!" As she was walking toward me to tell me what she was thinking, she took a moment to actually read the words I had written. She couldn’t believe it! She was totally surprised. I pulled out the ring and went down on one knee. She said yes, and we’re getting married this June.

David Benz,
Seabrook, TX

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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