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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Is Old Fashioned Romance still alive?

When is the last time you have heard of someone getting proposed to by a "suitor" on bended knee?

Maybe I am just getting to old to remember... but I have got to tell you, I am sure it would make any girl feel like she really is very special.

I have a sister, lets just say a much young sister ( did I just say that?).. like 16 years younger. She has had some challenges, and some discouragements, and I would imagine if she admitted it, some depression due to all of these things that have been huge obstacles in her life.

Without going into details, lets just say that life has happened to her, and for whatever reasons... she has not gotten married.

She really hasn't been involved in any serious relationship either. She got a great college education at the University of Washington, and then worked for a Washington State Government agency for longer than she would like to admit. A job that she hated.

She decided to go back to school and get additional advanced training with some specialties.. and become a teacher. That took a few more years of her life.

After some other major life changes took place, she headed to Las Vegas to except a teaching job there. The cool thing is our Mom lives in Vegas part of the year, so at least she was not totally without family nearby.

Personally, I think she has the perfect teacher's job now. She teaches 1st grade girls... yes girls!

At the school she works at( which is a nice new school) they separate the little boys and girls, as they have found they learn better... interesting huh?

So back to the story... well she has been dating a guy, a really nice guy... from how we are seeing it...

and last night....

he took her out to dinner...a very special dinner ...

and on bended knee...

asked her to marry him!

So, for you women who think it will never happen to you..or your Mom's to be, who are afraid you will never get to be a mom...don't loose faith, and don't stop believing in yourself....

Oh, I also believe that you don't stop trusting in God!

And ...

Congratulations to my sister Jill!


  1. Isn't that just the most romantic! Our middle daughter that just got married last spring at age 36, also felt like the world was passing her by, but she finally met the perfect man for her - - a cowboy - and loves horses as much as she does. She found love when not looking for it! Congratulations to your sister Jill!

  2. I think it always happens when you least expect it. My aunt was in her 50s when she met the man of her dreams....They've been married about 20 years now. :-)

  3. That is a really nice story. I am impressed with the guy already. She and he should be very happy if he keeps that attitude. A very well written happy story.

  4. I am so happy for her! Good things come to those who wait.

  5. Thanks so much for the post, Jannie! I am happy and as I told DD in a card, he's been worth the wait. I never (before) thought the waiting would be worth it, but now I feel like we couldn't be better matched. He's got just the proper amount of stubborness, sweetheartedness, and strength to be the right one for me. I'm thankful that God brought him along for me.

  6. OH MY GOSH!!! That is so awesome for your sister!! Congrats Sister Jill!!! I to know there are good men in this world as I am married to one of them!!

  7. Lovely. And true love is ALWAYS worth the wait.

  8. Great news. I have a sister (50's) that has never married and a daughter (30's) that is still single. Your post hit home. Thanks and congrats to your sister.

  9. yea for you sister!!! i don't even know her and it made me tear up for her sake!!

  10. Congrats to your sister Jill! I hope they have many, many happy years together.

  11. Very sweet how you told your sister's story. My hubby got down on his knee twelve years ago....I'm thinking now that he most likely "rues" the day, he hee. Too bad for him...........Sucka!

    only kidding......or am I??
    Anyway, happiness and romance for the rest of her days for your sister!

  12. Awwwww! Congrats to your sister! It just took some time to find her soulmate. :)

    My hubby proposed to me on bended knee within sight of a lighthouse beside the ocean, almost 20 years ago. :)


  13. Awww yay!! That is awesome, I am so happy for her! My hubby proposed on bended knee at our favorite spot by a little waterfall where we hike a lot, it was really neat. And Duke was there too, awww, happy memories =)

  14. This is such wonderful news! I don't care what age a person finds love at... just so they find it. I was 43 when I met my sweetie on line and did not marry him until two years ago at age 53. Some of us just like to take our time in life and that's okay!

    I'm having a giveaway at my blog... a very pretty scarf, so come on over and enter to win it.

    The Blue Ridge Gal


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