Beauty Happens: I am Engaged
Five long years of praying for a wife have ended. Five years filled with lonely nights in which I walked the streets of Brunswick, ME, Washington, DC, and Louisville, KY. Five years of wondering whether I would ever fall in love. They are over now, and they were incredibly good for me, but they are over. I bid them a joyful farewell. Love, not loneliness, now has its day. What kindness is this that has come to such a wretch as I? What happiness? What mystery?
I proposed to Bethany this past Friday night on the beach of Lake Michigan in Chicago, IL. It was a magical setting and a complete surprise to her. Other than page three of my love poem flying away in the middle of the proposal, everything went swimmingly. I chased it down, ran back, and continued. Phew. Thankfully, my lack of a firm grip did not hinder her from saying a breathy "yes" to my request for her hand in marriage. With that, a life together was begun.