My name is Ashley Anne White. I am a student at Auburn University and recently became engaged to Alabama State Trooper, Jeff Jordan. Jeff and I dated for a year and five months to be exact. On our year and five month anniversary Jeff told me he wanted to take me to dinner to celebrate. You have to understand that the events of the night seemed completely normal because the 27th of every month Jeff always did something sweet to remind me of our first date.
The 27th of February (a Friday) I got off work at my part time job as a 911 dispatcher and ran home to get ready for dinner. Jeff knocked on the door at exactly 6:30pm. He came with a "happy anniversary card" and a dozen red roses. I was thrilled and surprised but never would have expected what was to come. He took me to dinner at the same restaurant where we had our first date (which was also on a Friday night).
He ordered the same meal we he ate that night and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening together. At about the time desert arrived he asked if I wanted to go back to his house to watch "Maverick" the movie we watched on our second date together. I accepted and as we left the restaurant he told me that at the house he had a gift for me. I could not believe how much thought he had put into this evening but I still never suspected a thing. During the chilly months we light a fire in the fireplace so when we got to his house I lit the fire and he set up the movie.
I thought we were going to settle down for a relaxing evening of cuddling. Then Jeff asked me if I wanted my gift now or after the movie. I thought about it for a second and decided I wanted it right then. He disappeared for a moment to the back of the house and I set on the hearth beside the fire waiting. He emerged with a box that was about a foot long, eight inches wide and 3 inched thick wrapped in purple gift-wrap. Having no idea what this could be I dove in and opened it. Inside was a bible I had been wanting for about 2 years but had never purchased for myself. I was so excited and thankful. I took it out looked at the spine and it was EXACTLY the one I had looked at many times.
I flipped through it appreciating everything about the gift when Jeff put his had on top to stop me and looked me directly in the eye and said, "Ashley, look at the name" turned to the front and embossed on the cover in script lettering was "Ashley Anne Jordan". I went completely blank for a second and didn’t know what to do. That moment just before I looked up at him is a complete blur. A million things went through my mind and when I looked up at him, he was on one knee and had a beautiful ring in his hand.
I could not believe my eyes! He said, "Will you marry me" at first I didn’t say anything. I was in complete shock. I think I asked, "Is this for real" then Jeff said, "Yes, I want you to be my wife". I was completely over whelmed! I always thought I would loose it emotionally when this day finally came but all I could do was jump up and down with excitement. Then, he told me he loved me. That is when I cried. Saying I love you was something we had not said to each other during our relationship because in the beginning we agreed that we wanted to save that for when we were ready to commit to each other for life.
We have set March 27th 2005 as the official date. "A dream is a wish your heart makes" My dreams are coming true and my heart is over joyed!
Proposal Story By:
Ashley Anne White