It is very simply a story of His goodness, that week we became engaged to one another. I am enjoying looking back to almost three months ago. What a sweet memory that is. I remember it was a special Sunday because it was just a few shorts days after Wes became a career member of the team of firefighters in Ferndale. He had planned a picnic to celebrate his being done with his oral board exam for the job, which was really a cover up for the asking of a big question!
I must admit I was hopeful, he had everything planned so well. He even made sure a few days before that I had a picnic blanket to bring since the one they had wasn't as cute. As the day rolled on I decided it was the perfect day. It was sunny and so warm, what an amazing blessing in the middle of April here! We went together to Haggens to fill our picnic basket, I enjoyed getting to pick different things out. A drive out Chukanut was glorious, followed by a walk in the sunshine.
It was so fun that day, up to his proposing, how Wes talked with me about different things that were special to him, such as his hopes for his new job and for our future. After our picnic by the waterfront, when he started telling my why He thought the Lord had made me so perfect for him, he asked me to come stand with him at the waters edge. It was so surreal to see him kneel down in front of me, holding my hands, and say the phrase I had been so excited to hear..."Shelby, I love you, will you marry me?" What joy, it spread a smile across my face like no other. The ring he put on my finger was just what I had wanted, and he had planned the day just how I would have if it were left up to me. It was the perfect day! I am thankful for the man I get to marry, in a very short time. I am thankful for the joy of being engaged, and the excitement of looking forward to the next step.