6) 12-Steps

I met my husband George one evening at a 12-step meeting. From across the room we kept catching each others’ eyes and holding those gazes just long enough to say more than just hello.

Following the meeting we exchanged verbal hellos and then goodbyes. A few days later he called me – where he got my number is still up for debate! However we were inseparable from then on. Seeing each other daily and remaining on the phone hours on end.

Within weeks we had that ‘knowing’ about each other. We even talked of marrying soon. One of our dates found us at a local jewelry store where we looked at some rings and I had found a favorite. Nothing more.

About 3 weeks later, I was at George’s apartment researching directions on his computer for a date we were planning. I didn’t realize it, but the ring he had purchased for me was next to the mouse I was using. I never saw it!

Three days later we were in the Singles group at our church and George took center stage. He then took out a piece of paper from his pocket and professed his great love for me. He then got down on one knee, put the ring on my finger. We were both excited, he was so excited in fact, he forgot to ask me to marry him.

Later in the car, I said, "By the way, yes!" I was so blessed by his proposal in front of so many of our friends.

And he selected the ring I loved…only he selected the one 1 carat larger! I am not a material person, but I did notice that!

This November 2008 will be our sixth anniversary and our love is going strong. For better or worse, in sickness and in health, till death do us part!

Proposal Story by:

Bridgett Ford

Friendswood, 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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