Six years ago today, March 28th, my beloved Jacob asked me to be his wife forever and always.
We were actually in Romania with a small group doing some photojournalism and aid work for a ministry there. It was an amazing time, culminating with an amazing day, catching me very off guard. Surprised even though we had spent much of the 15 weeks we had been dating talking about our wedding and lives together, as it had been apparent to us from day one that there was a reason we had never dated any other people, as the Lord has fashioned us for each other and ONLY each other.
I had written about this very special event in an ‘article’ in our wedding newspaper favors, and thought I’d repost it below as I bask today in all the amazing things the Lord has done in our lives since that glorious day.
FEATURED ARTICLE: Guide To The Perfect Proposal by W.E. Dundidit
The perfect proposal is quite elusive in its execution. But, just for fun, my assignment to conjure up the ideal scenario for proposing marriage is a pleasant exercise of the imagination.
Now, although that day was as glorious as it sounds and I will never be worthy of the amazing man I have, the are a few more gritty details that didn’t make it into the article rendition that I’ll let you in on.
It doesn’t say that we were living in a very modest village in rural Romania, hiking through the poverty-stricken gypsy village we had been ministering in to get to the river.
It didn’t say that I hadn’t showered in many days (although our very gracious hosts had just installed an INDOOR bathroom complete with chicken wire to hold up the concrete).
It didn’t say how windy and brisk it was on a damp and cold Romanian March morning, where you had to plant your feet good lest you slip in the muddy spots.
But, ya know, that is our lives: glorious AND gritty at the same time. Our lives aren’t neatly manicured to perfection nor would I want them to be. I want to revel in the casual imperfections and learn to find joy in EVERY detail the Lord puts in our paths. Because He is indeed SO good, and has blessed us with SO much.
The photo above of us was taken just 2 days following the proposal, as we were in the uber romantic Budapest, Hungary to catch our flight back the US. I had my prince and a castle and fairy-tale story unlike any other. NOT without imperfections, but yet it will always be ‘perfect’ enough for me! LOVE YOU BABE!!!!
(And if you wanted to take a gander at the rest of the very custom ‘newspaper’ I had thrown together for our wedding you can find it below!)