To celebrate Brandon’s birthday (August 31) we headed down to Miami to spend time with my best friend LaTanya and her husband Alex. After I spent the day at the spa and after Brandon went “golfing” (which I later found out was a sham), the four of us headed out to a lovely dinner together.
We were waiting on our dessert orders when the waiter suddenly returned with a beautifully wrapped box about the size of a shoe box! He set it down in front of me and Brandon said, “It’s your belated birthday gift. Open it up.”
Inside was a build-a-bear wearing a cute little tuxedo. Brandon told me to press it’s paw and when I did, his voice played a short message. “All my love is for you, 18:22, if you don’t know what I mean, open up the box and get a clue.” Now I was truly confused, I had already opened the box!
Then Brandon said, “Do you know what the significance of 18:22 is to me?” Suddenly I remembered him sharing that Proverbs 18:22 was one of his favorite scriptures: “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.” I guessed right and he said to me, “Well open the box.” With a puzzled look, I said: “I just opened the box.” Then he took my hand and pulled a ring box from his pocket. I don’t remember what happened next but of course I said “YES!!!” Then he whisked me outside where a black Porsche was waiting to escort me to a helicopter ride over Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. I was floored! When we returned to Miami our friends were waiting to celebrate with us. It was an amazing night!