Cara & Ken
Cara's Story of the Proposal

I had just come home from a difficult day at school, so Ken and I were relaxing in the backyard. After I finished telling him about my day, he stood up and said, “It looks like you could use some good news.” I couldn’t help but agree, but was a little confused as it appeared Ken was about to sit down on the grass, but then I realized he was on one knee, looking up at me with both my hands in his, asking, “Will you marry me?”

I don’t remember anything immediately after, as my brain worked to process the entire moment and the meaning of his posture and his words, but fairly quickly I said, “yes!” then shouted and jumped up and down! I had never been so sure of an answer in all my life! I soon remembered Ken was still kneeling, so I met him on the ground to hug him!

He waited patiently for me to pause, because there was more to share.

Ken, still on bended knee, reached into his pocket and pulled out a small black box. Opening it, he presented to me the most beautiful ring I could have ever imagined. The ring had belonged to Hannah, his grandmother, in the 20s, had been given to Ken by his mother, in the 80s, and now was being given to me on this day, April 19, 2007, as an engagement ring!

I was very honored to receive this beautiful ring. Wearing it daily, I am reminded of the wonderful love and support these two women would have given both Ken and I as we join our lives in marriage.

In my excitement, I wanted to share the news, so the first person I called was Gran. She was thrilled to hear it but wanted us to be sure and take photos of the event! Since we had not done this originally, we reenacted the moment and captured it for everyone! And what a great idea that turned out to be as it is a great first photo to begin our wedding story!