To me it felt just like any other Tuesday evening, even though it was Valentines Day. Our baby boy, Elijah, had a bit of a cold and I didn’t feel like bundling him up to take him out in this cold February weather for our Church prayer meeting.
After a small talk, Mark convinced me to attend the prayer meeting. I could not understand his insistence though.
When we got to the Church, everyone was waiting outside for us. That too was a little strange but I couldn’t put my finger on what was going on.
As we passed through the hall on our way into the sanctuary, Mark suddenly stopped, he turned and he took my hand in his and led me to a chair, he motioned for me to sit down, so I did, but going through my mind was, “What the heck is going on?”
Mark got down on one knee. He took my hand again, he looked into my eyes and he asked, “Will you marry me?”
I let out a little peep of a, “Yes” I felt flushed and I’m sure I was red in the face. We are already married, but I went along with this because everyone was watching.
As soon as I said my little, “Yes,“ Janet took my hand and led me down another hall to a room usually used as a class room but tonight it looked more like a dressing room with 4 dresses and veils to match.
“Pick one,” the women said. Still not sure what was happening, but I went along with it and I picked out a beautiful white long dress with a long train and a low cut back, covered in lace. All the girls started to surround me, primping and preparing me for something.
I felt like I was dreaming, Lisa was putting earrings on me while Janet did my make-up and Shelly worked on pulling my hair up leaving bits out for some little curls around the front. They all announced to me that they had prepared a surprise wedding, and Mark was in on it all.
The Church was filled with flowers, Mark looked handsome in his suit and tie. I walked down the isle while Shelly sang, it was unbelievable.
After the wedding I was led into another room for a reception. Cake, punch and presents.
When it was all over, I changed back into my jeans and sweater, and our little family headed home. I love God with all of my heart but the person who holds the key to my heart on this earth is my husband, Mark.
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