She said YES  

Juliet610 52F
802 posts
8/10/2006 7:41 pm
She said YES

After finally updating y’all with my post on my talk with Julie’s father, I thought I should let you know what she had to say. As is probably no big surprise, she said yes–hence the title of this post! But let me tell you how she said yes.

I went by the hospital Sunday morning after attending church. Julie was awake and comfortable, sitting in the recliner, which is always good to see. She searched my face as I walked in the room, but I purposely tried to keep a neutral expression. I went to the sink and washed my hands, as was becoming my habit, then went to Julz and kissed her hello. I pulled up a folding chair and asked how she was doing, how she slept, what she had for breakfast and on and on. Finally she’d had enough and asked, “Well, did you speak to Pop or not? And if so, what’d he say?”

I smiled and told her not only did I speak to her father, but to four of her five brothers as well. Julie’s eyes grew wide in shock. I told her she ain’t heard nothing yet! I recounted the list of questions they had, and how they recorded each response, explaining it took nearly an hour for them to get through the list. Then I told her how Judy entertained me while the men went to determine my fate, and how they made us wait for over an hour.

Julie was alternately amused and annoyed with her family as I relayed the prior evening’s events, either laughing out loud or covering her mouth with her hands in disbelief. She said she would have given anything to be a fly on the wall for that, and especially during the deliberations! I tried to give her the look Judy gave the guys last night but she laughed and said I wasn’t even close.

When she finally finished laughing at me, I asked her, “So what do you say?”

Her reply was classic Julz, “To what? I haven’t heard a proper question since you walked into this room!”

It occurred to me that she was right–-I hadn’t asked her again, this time with her father’s permission and blessing. I reached around her chair to the night stand drawer and pulled out the rose with the ring that I had returned there. I came back in front of her chair, got down on one knee, held the rose and just looked at her for a moment. I thought about the words I’d said last night. I thought about the questions her father and brothers had asked me. And I knew I couldn’t reuse what I’d said last night. Her eyes were already brimming with tears. Just then inspiration hit me: I borrowed a line from the movie Runaway Bride.

“I guarantee you that we'll have some tough times. I guarantee you that at some point one, or the other, or both of us, will want to get out. But I also guarantee you that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life. Because I know in my heart of hearts, you're the only one for me. Julie Keilana, will you marry me?”

The tears spilled over and rolled down her cheeks as she started nodding yes. She kissed my cheek as she hugged me around the neck and said, “Yes. YES! YES I will marry you!” I held her and kissed her–-her cheeks, her eyes, her lips and all over her bald head. She untied the ring from the rose, placed it on her finger and smiled at me. She’d never looked more beautiful.

Jason from the Bench

curiousinlorain7 60F

8/10/2006 8:02 pm

May God watch over the both of you and bless you with the biggest blessing you two deserve... time. my prayers for you two

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
8/10/2006 8:39 pm

Jason and heart just fills full with love and happiness for you both. Thank you for sharing this...and letting me feel like I was almost there celebrating with you two. God bless you both!

rm_aWench4U 62M/62F
741 posts
8/10/2006 8:52 pm

Way to go guys! Blessings on you both for a LONG and HAPPY life together!

Remember the past but do not dwell there.
Face the future where all our hopes stand.


drmama69 58F

8/10/2006 9:27 pm


I am so happy for you both! Doing my happy dance!

Continued prayers on you both as you begin the joy of planning your wedding and life together.

Many blessings on you!

LustyTaurus 49M
21253 posts
8/10/2006 11:17 pm

Congratulations...I wish you both the very best. I know you have this inconvenient recovery/treament going on...but it's only temporary...I can feel it...

want2play926 46F

8/11/2006 8:35 am

I sit her crying tears of joy for the both of you!

May God bless you both with many many years of happiness!

sexyariesgirl 58F

8/11/2006 10:00 am

Congratulations to you BOTH!

Power To FOK

fantasylover_05 63M

8/11/2006 11:26 am

The only thing that could make me any happier right now would be the news Julz is done treatments and is regaining her strength and putting her life back together with YOU Jason!!

I am sooooooo happy for BOTH of you!!

(so is my invitation in the mail yet?)

2943 posts
8/12/2006 12:25 pm

I am so very happy for both of truly have been Blessed to find each other. Never let that go.



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