The question in bright lights
Published: February 23, 2007 | 5617th good news item since 2003
Jonathan had told me a couple from his church had made reservations for us at Cattail’s Restaurant (on top of Mudcats Stadium) at six o’clock that Friday night. This was supposedly given to us a Christmas present and for Jonathan getting his new job as a firefighter for the city of Wilson. Little did I know what was in store for me!
The restaurant was very nice and fancy, might I add. We had a great view from our table. The restaurant is surrounded with big glass windows so you can see the stadium lights shining down on the field; it was beautiful.
After we ate dinner, Jonathan and I were talking and all of a sudden the lights outside got really bright, so I turned and looked and could not believe what I was seeing. The big screen above the scoreboard was lit up with, “Brooke, Will you marry me?”
I was in such shock; I couldn’t speak right at first. There are not enough words to even begin to describe how I felt. It was just as I had always dreamed and more. By the time I turned and looked at Jonathan he was crying and down on one knee. Reality then set in that this was really happening to me!
By this point all I could do was cry tears of joy and say “YES, YES, YES!”
As soon as he asked me to marry him, our waitress brought over a bouquet of flowers he had for me. I can remember thinking this can’t get any better, but it did! The next thing I know my family and his family came walking in the restaurant. They were all there the entire time, and I had no clue!
We finally left the restaurant and got in the car to head home, and Jonathan told me he had one more thing for me. He reached to turn up the volume, and a song starts to play, a Christmas song, called “The Gift” by 98 Degrees. The words from that song were so perfect for our special night I will never forget!
The reason Jonathan asked me at the Mudcats’ stadium was because that is where things started for us. I went to the game that night with my work group at the time, and he happened to be there too. I can remember being so excited that he was there because I hadn’t seen him in a while. We talked a lot that night, and about two months later we started hanging out with friends.
On July 7, 2004, he took me out on our first date, and the rest is history! We went to high school together and were always good friends, but I have to say there was always something special about him that just brought a smile to my face whenever he was around. … and he still does.
All I have to say is that I am one lucky girl, and God has truly blessed me with someone so special! We are so excited about our future together and planning for a wedding in June 2008.