Now, I have more exciting news…
MY SISTER, KARIS, IS ENGAGED!!!!
I’m honestly not sure which is making me smile more–my happiness for her happiness, or my excitement over gaining this guy as a brother! Mark is an amazing dude, and I can’t imagine a better man for my little sister.
He had reserved a wing of a museum they loved. He had pulled all the strings, set all the details, asked my dad’s blessing, and kept her completely in the dark through the months of planning.
When she walked in, their favorite song was playing, and a collection of easels set in a semi-circle proclaimed “I love you, and always will.”
Between the easels was a table topped with a Bible flipped open to their favorite verse, a picture of the two of them, and a basket shaped like a bird’s nest containing the most beautiful little ring.
Did I mention that she loves birds? *swoon*
When he knelt to propose, the music was too loud for her to hear well, so they both ended up on their knees, face to face, tearfully hugging after he slipped the ring on her hand.
Mark’s little brother captured the whole thing on video! (When I watched it at work for the first time, I was ambushed by tears of happiness. So if you cry easily like me, consider yourself forewarned.)