Friday, April 29, 2011

"If I Knew I Could, I Would..."

Gypsy Mama's Prompt:

 "If I knew I could, I would."

If I could go back to that day...

13 years ago
to see your face as we pulled into
the parking lot of the hardware store.

"Why are we stopping here?"  I asked.

"Because I need to," you answered.

"Oh, Okay."

You were acting strange and I didn't know why.
  I felt a slight fear.  What did this mean?
  I wondered if something was wrong. 

What was going on?

And then you pulled out a little box.
  You opened it. 
And there it was: 
the most amazing ring I'd ever seen in my life.

"So will you do it?

Will you marry me?"
you asked.

I couldn't believe it was true.

This was why you stopped in the parking lot?
This amazing moment with this amazing ring.
Could this really be true?

"Are you kidding me?" I asked.

Then you looked at me in unbelief
and a slight look of agitation.
So, of course,
I gave you the answer
that we both knew was meant to be.

Then you drove me back to your parents home to show them.

 Shortly thereafter, you took me for a walk...

  up to the farm field behind their house: 

a field brilliant with mustard flower, 

 a simple weed 
that seemed to shout the feelings of my heart.

Now every spring, I see the fields, and I remember.

  And if I knew I could go back to that moment, I would;

I do.

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  1. These photos are great! The child looks so adorable! Thanks for sharing this!...Daniel

  2. Great lovely!...and delightful photos.

  3. wonderful post and inspiring photos. Thanks for the smile this morning with my coffee. Have a great weekend

  4. sigh. lovely. absolutely lovely.

  5. Beautiful! Congratulations on the life(s) you've built together!

  6. This was precious! The pictures are so pretty and I literally sighed at the end. This made me smile! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Visting from 5MinFri


  7. What a beautiful story! You have such nice things going on in your life and your mind.

  8. Awwww. That last line got me teary.


  9. Awe that was so sweet! Love the pictures!

  10. Great post, again! I love how you have so many great thoughts and memories of your relationship with your farmer. And you put them into words so well that I know that your kids will always know how loved they are because of how much love there is between you and your man.

  11. What a beautifully romantic post and a lovely tribute to your husband's proposal.

  12. Beautiful flowers, beautiful children, beautiful words!

    I gave you an award! Stop by and pick it up when you can.

  13. Awww...what special memories! I loved this post! We need to remember how our journey's began...and be thankful for the way the Lord brought us together.

    Have a great day!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  14. What a sweet story and precious pictures!


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