Now that the loan for my deductible is paid off, my credit score has risen considerably and I was able to finance an engagement ring to buy for Annabelle.
I have the ring hidden in my shirt pocket and am headed to my house where she waits on me.
My plan is to walk her to the park nearby and propose to her in front of everyone.
It’s now late in the afternoon and the sun is setting.
By the way, today makes exactly one year that we’ve been together.
I am tired of offending God and living in sin with Annabelle, but I do love her with all that I am, so I want to do the right thing and marry her.
I’m almost to the curb in front of my house.
My back does indeed hurt from all this walking but I know it will be worth it if she says, “yes.”
Now I am at the gate.
I open it and then enter my front yard.
I walk up my steps and enter my front door.
Annabelle is sitting on the sofa in a nightgown watching movies.
I walk up to her and kiss her multiple times.
She embraces me and plants and powerful kiss on my lips.
“Bae, let’s walk to the park, I have a surprise for you there,” I tell her.
Annabelle brightly smiles and then says, “Let me just get dressed.”
“Sure, that’s fine,” I tell her.
Annabelle walks to our bedroom and puts on a pink tee shirt and denim shorts. These clothes hug and show off all of her beautiful curves and seeing her like that makes me desire her so badly.
She then puts her shoes on.
“I’m ready now and I can’t wait for my surprise!” Annabelle says with excitement.
We share a kiss, then leave the house.
I lock the deadbolt, then we leave my front porch, cut across my yard and exit the gate, then close it.
Hand in hand we walk along the sidewalk.
“I’m so blessed to have you in my life, Annabelle, and I want you to know that for sure,” I tell her.
“Aw, that’s so sweet,” She replies and kisses me.
“I want you to always be by my side, for the rest of my life,” I continue.
“And I want you for the rest of my life,” She replies.
She walks even closer to me with her arm on my backside.
Soon we enter the park.
I find the table I sat at when I wrote my first story inspired by her.
We both sit across from each other in a blissful silence.
We are smiling brightly at each other.
“Now, for your surprise, ” I tell her.
I stand next to the bench she is sitting on, then I get down on one knee.
She smiles at me but looks a little puzzled.
I then pull the presentation box out of my shirt pocket, open it up and then say, “Annabelle Jenkins, I love you so much that words cannot express it enough. I know I want you and only you to be mine both now and forever. I would be honored to the utmost if you would marry me!”
Annabelle covers her mouth, tears fill her eyes and she nods several times, then she says, “Of course I’ll marry you, Johnny Joseph Elder. You are so much cuter and sweeter than I ever dared hoped in whomever I would end up with. You love me and adore me even though I am so fat and you treat me like a queen when everyone else treated me like a slave. My heart is fluttering and I need to catch my breath, but yes I will indeed marry you. You’ve just made me so happy!”
I place the ring on her finger then we share a passionate kiss.
Afterward, I tell her, “You know, today makes one year that we’ve been together,”
“I just hope for many more years together with you!” Annabelle says, hugging me.
“So do I!”
Everyone in the park starts cheering and clapping.
Annabelle and I hug and kiss each other in front of them.
I then tell her, “Annabelle, I’ve been a child of God since I am seventeen, but for years I’ve backslidden. I’ve decided to come running back to Him and I know that one way to please Him is if I love you, then I need to marry you. So I am not just marrying you for you, but also for God!”
Annabelle kisses me multiple times then says, “I also want to be a child of God. What must I do?”
“Let’s go home and I will gladly explain all of it.”
Hand in hand we leave the park and head home…