6) Spur of the Moment

 

I met Marlene and proposed 3 days later. It was on a holiday to South Africa this winter. We had met on-line and had many sights to see in that exotic continent in the short time we had together. I wanted to be rather conservative and had been asking her to marry me SOMEDAY. I knew she was the one since I met her, but I wanted to take things at a relaxed pace. We went to her grandparents farm in the northern province, roughly 30 miles from Zimbabwe. Isolated and secluded we went to the top of an old 19th century Boer fortress. It was beautiful, there, under the light of a full moon and a blanket of stars I asked, “Will you marry me?” There was none of the usual somewhere, someday. It felt right. Marlene accepted and we spent the next hour just looking into each other’s hearts and eyes. It felt right… There was no planning… no dinner or planned surprise. Just the two of us in the middle of nowhere. I couldn’t think of ANYTHING more perfect.

Michael Shea,
Wichita, KS

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