Early in the AM get a text from the New MRS.!!!
She calls and squeals with excitement. I hope she calls later that night when they discover their "pounding" and "Shelving" . . . .
SURPRISE number two!
Oh but then the SURPRISE IS ON ME! =)
"Then it's a date!"
Arrive home. Change clothes. Out the door.
WE pull in to grab a bite. I giggle loudly, and he says as We walk in and he tells me I can order whatever I'd like from the menu. The doors opens and there is the most precious little gal named "Nora" who tells me, "Welcome to Wendy's! Won't you follow me, I have a table this way." with the most beautiful smile on her face and other patrons' watching and smiling all around us. She takes us to a table, decorated with Flower arrangement, Glasses, Sparkling Bubbly, and Chocolates. Happy 25th Anniversary! Yep . . . Then he smiles, she says, "Make yourself comfortable and Congratulations on your 25 Years!" He again grabs my hands with the most beautiful smile and the same sparkling Blue Eyes and replies, "Do you remember, what today is?" I giggle and answer "YES! You proposed to me twenty five years ago when we were in College in NE!" Then we were both AMAZED and what took place next. The Shift Manager appears and takes our order and says, "On behalf of your story, I'll be taking your order so that you don't have to get up this evening and we are Taking Care of the Bill tonight!" She smiles, takes our orders, then asks, "wouldn't you care for a Wendy's Frosty for your dessert?" We are both speechless! I giggle, He Smiles and she serves us. They bring out our order then informs us that her DM from KC is coming in to take our picture and talk with us, please take our time. SURPRISED AGAIN!!!
We giggle, relive our college proposal, the time line, the events of his asking my daddy for my hand, his setting it up at our "Wendy's", the servers, the order, the entire evening: RELIVED with smiles across our faces. Then a gentlemen comes over and says, "Did you have your rehearsal dinner here? Because when I worked here eighteen years ago there was a couple who did and I was wondering if it was you." "No, we didn't. The proposal was in another state Thank You." He was smiling as he walked away and we 'were back in college' for a moment. She did bring our meal over. Then she brought our Dessert over. Then the DM arrived, shook our hand, took a picture and asked to hear our story. To which she mentioned that she was submitting to Corporate offices. Said Thank You and left others smiling all around us.
Wow! The menu has changed, The staff excitement a bit more elaborate but still brought the crew to participate, the weather was definitely different (No Rain or Snow this time), and our eldest Princess was arriving "home" from her honeymoon twenty five years later to the date! Our third Princess was watching Princess five - Aw Joy. Pure JOY!
He SURPRISED me one more time! We went to the Movies. "The Vow!"
I also "VOW" my life to our commitment; now just like I did all those years ago to Love Him, stand by him, take care of him, until my very last breath. His prayer over us at "Wendy's" was just as special as the first time. Maybe just maybe a little bit more meaningful because now there is a History connection that bonds us as LIFE MATES to THE END!
New International Version (NIV)
7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,[a] 8 and the two will become one flesh.’[b] So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
My precious Abba, Father, God! I vow once again before you to keep my marriage commitment because you WALK in us and through us! Amen and Amen!