Saturday, April 28, 2012

He Asked and She Said Yes, Part 2

My younger daughter has been very self-sufficient for years. She put herself through law school, moved north to the big, big city (2 of them actually) and lived alone for so long we thought she might never want to share her life with another. 

About a year ago, she met and began dating a guy her age. She was coy about it with us, and we didn't learn of his existence until they had known each other for many months. When we met him, we thought he was a nice guy. He is smart, quick and has a sly, dry sense of humor - which I can tell you - stands you in good stead in our family. 

At Easter, he joined us for the family dinner, and met our son and his family, who had good opinions of him, as we did. Our older daughter had to work that day and she remains the only one who hasn't met the new guy.  

He asked mr. kenju that day if we minded him spending so much time with our  baby, and we both answered that we liked him, and if he made our daughter happy, we were fine with it. He replied..."That's good, because I plan to be around for a long, long time." 

A week or so ago, they flew to California to visit her old friend. While riding bicycles on the Santa Monica pier, he popped the question - and gave her this gorgeous ring!! 


I think he did a great job in choosing it, don't you?

The wedding is being planned for September (assuming all the ducks fall into line) and I will once again be the Mother of the Bride. How proud I am!!

18 comments:

Jay Simser said...

That is wonderful news. Congratulations

Beverly said...

That's wonderful, Judy. I hadn't seen this post when I made the comment on the Lexulous game. I did see your teaser on the blog, though. Congratulations to all!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

How really Great, Judy! CONGRATLATIONS to your younger daughter...! That is a BEAUTIFUL Ring....I know you and Mr. Kenju must nbe sooo very happy for her....!

Mar said...

Wonderful news, gorgeous ring. Congratulations!!

Granny Annie said...

How wonderful. This gives me goose bumps.

Grannymar said...

It is wonderful as a parent to see our children find and want to settle down with a soul-mate. Congratulations all round and enjoy the anticipation and preparations!

Arkansas Patti said...

How wonderful and it just proves that it pays to wait and not to settle. He certainly has great taste in rings and a future wife. That and a sense of humor makes him practically perfect. Congrats to all.

Nancy said...

Dear Judy,

How wonderful for you and your whole family...And especially your daughter who knew exactly what she needed to make her happy and was smart enough to wait until the REAL thing came along.

The ring is gorgeous and says a lot about her choice in husbands.

Congratulations to you,Mr Kenju, and ,of course, the future Bride and Groom...

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Congrats! He sounds like a keeper!

Star said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations to you, Mr. Kenju, and the happy couple. Where will the wedding be?

Celia said...

A nice guy with a sense of humor and a knockout ring, wow! Congratulations to you all expecially your daughter and her lucky beau.

Carmi Levy said...

I am so happy for all of you, Judy. What a wonderful blessing to have your family grow in this way. May they both go from strength to strength. You, as well!

Pat said...

I hope thay will be very happy. All those diamonds would put a smile on my face.
What fun you'll have planning your outfit.
Over here we congratulate the man and give our best wishes to the bride.
But that's just us:)

oklhdan said...

Congratulations to the mother of the bride. WOW...a gorgeous ring. He did a good job! May they always be as happy as they are now.

Sparky said...

LOVE!
Congrats Mother of the bride (& Mr. Kenju too), I'm happy you love the soon to be new addition to your family.

Tammie said...

Congratulations Judy! I'm so happy for your family!

LL Cool Joe said...

Aww what wonderful news. We just want our kids to be happy, and I think deep down we all hope they'll find someone to love. :)

robin andrea said...

Congratulations! How wonderful that your daughter found such a fine partner. Sounds like a happy future!