4) Christmas 1991

On Christmas on 1991 was when I proposed to
my wife. To understand why I proposed the way I did you have to
know a little about me. I am one who loves to surprise people.
When I first met my wife she was even a surprise, because the last
thing I was looking for at that moment was to meet someone. Well,
during the year of 1991 I surprised my wife many times. I surprised
her with a picnic lunch on the living room floor in the middle
of winter. On Valentine’s Day I wrote a poem to the local radio
station, and had the local DJ dress up as cupid, come to her home,
and read it to her on the air. I also sent her on a scavenger hunt,
which she was really impressed with because I had taken out an
advertisement in the newspaper to plant some of the clues that
lead her around her home and then back to me. I just love doing
those type of things and surprising people. I guess that’s why
on Christmas I did what I did.

I found the biggest box I could find. Inside
I put many other smaller boxes. I weighted it down with rocks to
make it seem like a very large, heavy present. On Christmas Eve
I brought it into the living room and told her she couldn’t open
it until after midnight, Christmas morning. Well, needless to say
it drove her nuts. Once when I left the room, I came back to find
her shaking it, and pulling at the wrappings. I would not let her
open the present. When midnight came, and I finally let her open
it, she tore into it. She opened the large box to find a slightly
smaller box. Inside I put a note expressing my love for her and
how happy I was to have her in my life. She kept opening boxes
and reading notes until she got all the way down to a box the size
of a ring box. What she originally thought was something as big
as a TV, turned out to be the biggest gift of my life, wrapped
in a tiny ring box. She opened the box to reveal a diamond ring,
and I asked her to marry me. She said yes, and today we have two
wonderful children and I can say I am the happiest man in the world.
But still planning my next surprise!

Proposal Story By:

Randy Tipps

Woodstock, 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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