Monday, September 14, 2009

A Diamond Ring

That's right I'm engaged! Josh asked me to marry him on the 5th of September and I said "YES"! He had planned out the whole day... starting with a bouquet of flowers and ending in calls home to the fam.

Our first event of the day was to join the kids at New Life Home, an orphanage that I have grown fond of. And Josh knows how much I have been missing the classroom this year. After some quality time with the kids, we grabbed lunch from the Art Cafe (a favorite place of ours), a bottle of wine, and headed for an afternoon in the park. We then changed into our evening attire and went for a drive. I had no idea at this point what was in store, but I soon found out.

A romantic dinner for two. I was taken back by the setting. An old stone house transformed into a beautiful Italian restaurant, hidden in a very lush area of Nairobi. There were lit lanterns hanging from the trees, huge bouquets of my favorite colored flowers, pre-ordered food and drinks, soft music playing in the background, and matching pieces of fabric and more lanterns that led the way to our table. I should also add that there was a monkey in the trees, and a Masaai (tribal) man who walked by. I'm guessing Josh didn't plan that part, but I wouldn't be surprised.

After dinner, he asked me to dance with him. Two songs in, and words that I will treasure the rest of my life, Josh got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I know without a doubt that Josh is a perfect match for me and I thank God for bringing me half way across the world to meet him.

Our final destination to the evening, an Irish Pub where I hung out with Josh the first day we met. To my surprise, a group of our mutual friends were waiting there to help us celebrate. A great day in all.

10 comments:

brad said...

Wow! Nice work Josh!

And congratulations to you both!

Cari said...

I can't believe I wasn't one of the "fam" to hear the news from your lips! After allllll we've been through! I know you already know this but I'm soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris said...

Awesome.

I knew this was gonna happen before the end of the year. I'm impressed he waited *this* long!

Congratulations to you both.

Moore Musings said...

You two are ADORABLE, and I am so happy for you and this incredible life that you have been blessed with. Congratulations Amy!

Erin said...

I can't tell you how excited I am for you Amy! I am freaking out for you, I can't imagine how excited you must be and how disappointed you must be that Josh is here and you are there, be praying for ya and excited for your return this winter!

Denise said...

oh what a beautiful proposal! congratulations amy.

Amy said...

Thanks to all! Can't wait for you to meet Josh. And Cari... I tried to call you unsuccessfully three times. Wish I could have shared the news with everyone in person. Love to you.

mj said...

Woohoo!! So HAPPY for you Amy! We are all cheering you on at home! Wish I could scream with you and give you a hug! Jen

Julie Davidson said...

Congratulations, AMY! SO, SO happy for you! I can't wait to meet your Josh! Love and hugs to you!

Delaney said...

So, I'm a little behind the times. Haven't been too good at keeping up, what with school and all. And Sarah doesn't spread news very well...all this to say,

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy for you!