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Our family celebrates Christmas with a
vengeance . . . gifts overflowing beneath the tree like we're the richest
people on earth. In abundance of
love we are rich; in money we're not exactly drowning in it! But we enjoy a Christmas tradition of
buying each other small, entertaining gifts throughout the year so we have lots
of presents when we get home from church on Christmas morning.
David and I had been dating for almost
two years, and I wanted him to share in all of our Christmas fun and
blessings. I invited him to join my
family for the holiday.
On Christmas morning we were having the
time of our lives laughing and teasing each other about the outrageous gifts we
had each received. David had even
gotten his share of funny gifts and managed to sneak in a few of his own. He had given my Mom a potholder
shaped like a pig and my Dad an apron saying "Kiss the Cook".
Everyone in the room burst out laughing
when I opened the box he had wrapped so carefully to conceal a pair of bedroom
slippers shaped like big elephant heads.
"These are so adorable!" I said as I took my old slippers off
to replace them with the new ones.
I pulled the first elephant head onto
my right foot and waggled it at him with a big grin. Then I pulled the second slipper on but
"Ouch!" There was
something stuck in there! I reached
in to see what it was. As I pulled
out a sparkling diamond engagement ring, David knelt down in front of me and
took it from my hand.
As he held the ring poised at my finger
he said, "Denise, I can't think of a better time and place to ask you to
be my wife. Will you marry
David's beautiful surprise had left me
speechless, but my family helped me out with shouts of "say
"Of course I'll marry you
David" I responded, "I'd be proud to be your wife."
What a wonderful Christmas memory that
will always be for my whole family.