She said yes!

During our ten days in Mexico, we intentionally cut ourselves off from the rest of the world. It was a time to unwind and forget about the pressures of life. We left our laptops at home and the cell phone was turned off. I wasn’t sure how well I’d handle being completely out of touch but it was great! I didn’t worry about anything. We’d left the phone number of our resort with our three grown children and with my sister so we knew that they could get in touch with us if they really needed to.

On Monday afternoon when we got back to our room after a long day of relaxing on the beach and doing a bit of snorkelling, we discovered that someone had slipped a tiny note under our door. My heart skipped a beat when I realized that we had a phone message!

Was it my father? At 91 years old and following a stroke in September, he’s quite frail. He’d been doing exceptionally well but had he taken a turn for the worse?

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It only took me a moment to unfold the message and learn that something else had happened, something very exciting, something that couldn’t wait for us to get home to be shared!

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The note needs a bit of interpretation but I knew in an instant that our youngest son, Nathan, had proposed to his girlfriend, Colleen, and she’d said yes!

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We are absolutely delighted!

Welcome to the family, Colleen!

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. maureenlyons2013
    Jan 22, 2015 @ 18:40:24

    We too are so happy for your darling boy, Elaine and Richard! See you in April : ) xox

    Reply

  2. Jan Bergseth
    Jan 22, 2015 @ 21:54:56

    How wonderful! Congratulations to all 😀

    Reply

  3. crazyanneca
    Jan 23, 2015 @ 05:44:14

    Congratulations. I wondered if he’d ever tie
    the knot

    Reply

  4. on thehomefrontandbeyond
    Jan 23, 2015 @ 07:11:34

    yay!

    Reply

  5. Anonymous
    Jan 23, 2015 @ 11:12:45

    After spending all that time in caves the young man discovered that beautiful women existed in the world of sunshine and he picked a lady who outshone the others.

    Reply

  6. Mrs C
    Jan 25, 2015 @ 14:18:52

    Congratulations to Nathan and Colleen and to you proud parents and in laws to be! looks like you have a big day to look forward to!

    Reply

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