Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane - boomerang memories

I have been extremely lax in keeping my blog updated these past weeks. No excuses, no real reason, except maybe the need to split myself in two on occasion to keep up with things. The main reason is, however, I am a great procrastinator! Anyway, I'm turning over a new leaf and starting off my new found resolve with posting on "Wednesday's Walk."

It's Wednesday, and time to go for another walk down memory lane.
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On April 1st, Jim and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary! Yes, we are aware that our anniversary falls on April Fool's Day. No, we didn't plan it that way, it just happened to be the day that worked out for everyone!

My husband is from Rapid City, South Dakota, United States of America. I'm from Devonport, Tasmania, Australia. We met while serving a mission for our church in Perth, Western Australia. I could write a epic mini-series on the months leading up to our wedding, but today I am going to tell you about how Jim proposed to me.

Jim didn't give me flowers, candy or a ring. The "big question" wasn't written on a banner or in the sky by a skywriting airplane. There wasn't a big, elaborate set-up with a cast of thousands. It was much, much more romantic and thoughtful than all those things combined! Jim's marriage proposal was original, unique, one of a kind, and just for me.

Jim gave me a........


You may think this is a rather odd item to give someone that you hope will marry you. Maybe it is, but for us it was and is perfect. My boomerang has my initials engraved into the front of it. Not my maiden name initials, but married name initials.

Why a boomerang??So I will always come back to him.



Terri said...

How sweet! Happy Anniversary!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great day!

Verna said...

Happy Belated Anniversary and many more to come!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Hope you have a great day.

The Kirby Family said...

Wow! Our anniversary is coming up this Saturday and I was going to write about that as you're going to think I'm copying you! LOL

What a unique and wonderfully romantic proposal:)

Kristin said...

Sally-Ann, I LOVE your story! It brought a huge smile to my face. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary! This day and time, 23 years together is a major achievement! I hope one day you'll share some of your memories on the months leading up to your wedding. I would love to hear about it!

Lora said...

Ok, that is amazingly sweet and unique. Probably the most creative proposal I've ever heard, and definitely one of the sweetest.

Patricia said...

That is sweet. May you have many more happy years together.

Tanya said...

Happy Anniversary and what a neat gift you received from you special man!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

I love this...soooo sweet! Happy Anniversary and Easter Blessings to you!!!

Lynnette Kraft said...

Now that's clever and very romantic!

Happy Anniversary!
PS My boys would LOVE a boomerang (actually I would too! I've never seen one in action.)

Laura Hoekstra-Bettig said...

Loved your boomerang memory! How creative and unique! Congratulations and nice to see you again during my Wednesday Walk! Thanks for stopping by my place, too! We bought Betsy a genuine Slinky, MSU Spartan pencils, and some candy at the variety store! She was pleased.

Have a blessed Easter, Sally-Ann! ;-)

Parker Family said...

That was so awesome! I love reading your blogs! That was so sweet! Thanks!

September said...

Love-love-love your boomerang gift from your husband! That is so appropraite- so special! Love your blog site! Thanks for visiting!

Aspiemom said...

That is such a wonderful story! How romantic!

Happy 23rd Anniversary! (Our 22nd is April 25)

Linda said...

I think I heard this before. Did you share a bit about this on another one of your posts? Surely there can't be someone else with a boomerang proposal story! (:>)

At any rate, it is a very sweet story and I enjoyed it. I like romantic tales. And this one is very unique.

I hope you will have many more wonderful years together.

Happy Belated Anniversary!
Linda @ Truthful Tidbits