In December my brother Warnie and (my now sister-in-law) Olie got married. It was a beautiful ceremony (I'm sure there will be a post later) and we had a great time. But before that, I had the privilege of assisting my brother in his scheme to propose to this beautiful lady. We had it all planned out, they were going to come up and stay with me before they headed to their college town the next day for a "museum exhibit." While they were at the exhibit I would sneak down, and with the assistance of my lovely friend The Twin, set up the romantic scene. It was fool proof. Almost. It was suppose to rain all day. Warnie was thinking about calling things off, and trying to do it another time, but I could tell he was disappointed. I mean guys have a lot of pressure with these things! So I pulled a couple strings and told Warnie not to worry, it would be magical. And it was.
The tent was the real saving grace. Luckily my previous employer let me borrow it, even though I'm sure he thought I was crazy. There was also a terrible wreck, so we thought we were going to be late. But it all worked out. Let me add that this was all Warnie's idea, I'm not taking any credit at all, I just set everything up. But I was so excited to be a part of that moment. His love and devotion for her is absolutely moving. I am blessed to have Olie as my sister. She makes me laugh, she puts up with my craziness, and she is one of the most caring people I know. I really lucked out with both my sister-in-laws, which is great since I never had sisters.
Thank you Warnie and Olie for letting me be a part of that day, and then posting about it...without asking first. I love you both very much.