May 30, 2009 The Marriage Proposal!

I surprised my girlfriend at the Ladies' Night Out celebration at my church after 1 year, 3 months, and 14 days of dating. The LNO celebration is an evening of food, devotion, and entertainment organized and performed by the men in our church as a way to honor the women who do so much for us. After all the performances were done, I sang "All the Way" as a sort of encore, and then surprised her. Her family and some friends were present to experience it with us. This was planned over several months, with the aid and cooperation of her family, and after I'd spoken to her parents and asked formal permission to marry their daughter. Funny, the one thing she told me not to do was ask in front of a large crowd of people... Ooops! :)