Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Last week my daughter’s boyfriend asked my husband for her hand in marriage.
I immediately began crying - tears of joy!
My son, in the same room, almost choked on his drink and asked “WHY?????”
My husband said “She’s all yours!”
Joe didn’t say when he was going to pop the question, and was “working” on the ring.

I didn’t expect it to be Christmas. It wasn’t – it was December 23! And he almost had to by then – since she saw him driving into the jewelry store which happens to be right next door to her salon.
I and my friend are being blamed for that chance meeting – since she stopped by here on her way to work and we chatted for several minutes. Had she not done so, she would have been inside the building when he pulled in and would not have seen him.
He put tea candles in the snow and spelled out “marry me” when she drove in that night.
She said yes (thankfully!).
All’s well that ends well.

The ring is beautiful and will match her grandmother’s wedding ring (which her grandmother gave her last year) perfectly – they actually look like a matched set.
Which, of course, made me cry!
No date set; could be a while, or not – guess we’ll find out!


Gaylynn said...

Congratulations to your daughter and to you gaining another son! Having had 2 engagements and a wedding I know how exciting and overwhelming this step can be. Best wishes to all!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Candles in the romantic! I wish them both all the best!

Vicki Greene said...

Congrats to your daughter! He sounds like a nice romantic guy and I am sure you will have several other crying spells as this progresses - lol.

bricarwaller said...

Congratulations!!!! Very exciting!

debwardart said...

Gaylynn, Christiane, Vicki and Carrie - thanks! He's a nice guy, very energetic and ambitious, and seems to care very much for our daughter (at least, usually he does!!!)
Gaylynn - trust me - many tears will flow - I can be very emotional!

Susan Liles said...

Congrats to your planning,..Mom, start saving and learn how to put your foot down.

debwardart said...

Susan, thanks for the advice! Stop back soon!

Arti said...

Congratulations! Bet you had a great Christmas fter this...