Monday, June 23, 2008

Make A Note (A Very Happy Note)

Well, I gone done it. I got engaged to the woman of my dreams. She's smart, funny, beautiful, and loves God. She's also got a funny accent and she gets a little cranky when she's hungry (or bored, or tired), but nobody's perfect. KIDDING! She loves me and I love her, and that makes her absolutely perfect to me.

It happened two days ago while I was driving her back to Hattiesburg. We stopped at Chattoonaga, drove up to the top of Lookout Mountain, and visited Point Park (an outdoor Civil War museum/memorial of sorts). It was sunny and warm, and the view was great (except for the general haziness of the Tennessee valley), so we took a few photos. I saw my chance next to an old cannon sitting on a rock outcropping. There was a sign warning people not to get too close to the edge on one of the lower rocks, which I used as an excuse to get in a kneeling position, asking Kyeonghi to take a picture of me with the sign in the background.



I already had the ring in my hand, which she of course couldn't see through the camera. She took the photo and looked up. Right then, I said "While I'm in this position, I've got a question to ask you...", holding the ring up. A couple squeals and and an affirmative reply of some sort later ("Yes" would have sufficed, but she mumbled a bunch of things, including "Thank you"), we were engaged!

Here's a picture of the ring on her hand (I'm holding her hand):



We were fortunate enough to have some people come by who could take a picture of us at that exact spot to commemorate the moment (you can see part of the cannon towards the right):



So there you have it! We were engaged on the 21st of June, 2008. That also happened to be the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. I think there's poetry in that.

Thanks for reading!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, Bernard! you are the man. Congratulations! you two are a great couple and we are so happy for you.
kevin

Chun Liang said...

Yay... Glad to hear it. Congratulations to you both!

Don said...

Love is in the "Smoky Mountain" air!? :) Congrats!

Don Chee

Lydia said...

Congratulations. I am so happy for you two! Great job, Bernard. I love the photos! Lydia