I received the best gift late Christmas night, Donald called and told us he had given Katie an engagement ring. I feel Blessed beyond words, they have been dating for 10 years and I love her like a daughter. She is beautiful and charming and the perfect partner for my son. (She keeps him grounded in the real world)
Have I mentioned her Mom, Pam, and I have been good friends even before they started dating? This was in the marching band era when we both helped the boosters out. So actually I have gained a sister too in this too. Both of us are Northern girls so we think a little differently than most people down here. (Even thought we both have been here for 30 some years we are still considered from up there!)
Don called up Katie's parents Christmas Eve and asked if he could see them. ( OK that is really a red flag for all who know Don) He asked permission for her hand in marriage the old fashion way. See I knew I did right raising him. Pam and Kirby laughed and said yes.
Christmas was a wonderful day with family and friends just the way it should be.