Well if you don’t know; I finally got the courage to ask my beautiful girlfriend, to marry me!! YEAH!!!!! It was a painful process. I was contemplating when to do the deed, and it dawned on me that I could do it this week! I have been given leave from my post as MT for a week, and I’m enjoying the company of My fiancée in the beauty of North Wales.
I planned to do it on the Sunday for a reason. Her Dad works during the week, and I needed to ask him. I eventually phoned him and rushed down the words ‘Can I marry your daughter?’ A calm and positive response was what I needed, and that is what I then received. I became frantic, and excited, so I took her to the point on Anglesey where Menai Bridge was on our left, Britannia Bridge is on our right, and in front of us are the hills of Snowdonia. I took her to the bench that was by itself, and then took at my Bible and turned to 3 passages. The first one was Psalm 121. It says
A song of ascents.
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— (These were the mountains in front of us)
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip— ( On the muddy path towards the bench)
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD watches over you— ( God has watched over me and my fiancée since before we were born. He has brought us together, and we are truly thankful)
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD will keep you
from all harm (God watches us. He will protect us, and watch over our lives as we made this commitment)
he will watch over your life;
8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
At this point I was getting worried about the commitment and the whole regime of engagement but I went on to the famous passage of 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, and finally the passage in Titus 3:1-11 about doing what is good. It was also a reminder that it was a three-way relationship!
I then… Did the Deed, I knelt down on one knee in fresh Welsh mud; put the ring on the bible, said a prayer then… asked Kim to marry me. I was expecting a No, but surprisingly it was a yes. Then I said: ‘Can i have some tea?’ Then we walked back and had a lovely evening.