My wife is the best ever and this story will prove it. We live in Rock Springs but both of our families live in Salt Lake, so we go down there to visit about once every 2 months or so. A few years ago we were planning a short trip down to Salt Lake for father’s day. Most of the time when we go down we go on my long change from work, so I work Thursday day shift and get off around 630 pm so my wife will get our stuff all packed up so when I get home we can jump in the car and leave right away. So this trip for me was normal and went just this way I got home got in the car and we went. On the way down my wife got a call from her mother she then told me that her brother who had recently returned from a mission with our church had a friend sending him a large trunk and asked us if we could go pick it up from the airport for him, we had no plans for that night so I said sure.
So we get to my in laws house and after taking the kids inside we jump in my mother in laws car because it was bigger to hold the trunk. As we pull up to the front of the airport I get out and say well where do we pick up this thing, so I'm looking around and then turn to see my wife pulling our luggage out of the back of her mother’s car and give her a hug, so I say what’s going on, then my wife walks over to me and said lets go we need to get on the plane. In total shock at this point I say where are we going, she says Florida. Now I must stop here and tell you that I lived in Florida for a year before we got married I wanted to stay there she did not so we moved back to Utah before we got married and at the time of this story we had been married for 9 years and had 3 kids we also never did have a honeymoon.
So, back to the airport where I am still wondering around in a daze. So I start asking about details of how this was possible and found out she had been hording money for this trip for some time and had made all the arrangements including sitters for the kids and planes to do all the things I love to do down there in all my favorite places in Florida. Then I started asking if she packed this or that for me and found out she did not forget anything she even brought my pistol which I don't go anywhere without and made all the arrangements for transporting it. On the flight she lays out more of the details of the trip which is 3 days in Orlando with tickets to both of the Universal Studios, which I love and then 2 days in Coco Beach in a hotel right on the beach which she knows is also my favorite beach. So we get to Orlando and get our rental car and go to the hotel and begin our first honeymoon 9 years later with one little surprise after another. I will only briefly mention all of the love making…. So after 5 days of living this dream we had to come home and I'm still talking about it 4 years later, I don't know how anyone could top a surprise like that. And that's just one of the reasons my sweetheart is the best in the world.
On my 29th birthday my girlfriend threw me quite the surprise party with all my family and friends. I thought that was really sweet but at the end of the party the entire group was told to pick teams because we had one more game to play. She had planned a very elaborate scavenger hunt around town with a series of clues each a little more complex. It was a blast racing my friends and family around town, stopping at all my favorite spots in a game tailored to me, trying to be the first team to finish first for a prize.
Turns out the prize was only for me which was a piñata full of my favorite hot sauce packets "fire sauce" which she had been saving for a couple months. That may seem odd but just goes to show how well my sweetheart knows and accepts me for all my quirks and how much thought and planning it took to pull it off. The only downfall was that she couldn't accompany me on this quest of awesomeness because she was in the background greasing the wheels so to speak keeping things moving smoothly. It was truly amazing and ill never forget it.
After nineteen years of marriage, I had mentioned to my husband how it would be nice to renew our vows on our twentieth, knowing my husband I never thought in a million years he would do it. As we talked about it he joked and told me that married people do not renew their vow at twenty years of marriage. Making me kinda upset I just dropped the subject. We went on as a regular day on our nineteenth. Behind my back he had my oldest daughter and some other family members plan out a renewal for our twentieth. I never even caught on. They sent invites, ordered a cake, rented the pavilion, being sneaky my daughters talked me into buying a nice outfit, well for a fake dinner my husband had told me were going to. The whole time I was wondering why some of my family and friends were avoiding me. They were avoiding me for about 5 months. I guess some have a hard time keeping secrets.
It was a Saturday, my youngest daughter and niece told me that I had to get dressed due to having dinner in a few hours, I was honestly irritated, BUT I went along with it. I went and dressed up made sure I was ready, walking out of my room I noticed that they were dressed up to. I started asking questions. My daughter told me that I had to be blind folded. Again irritated I said OK! They put me in her car. I was really trying to figure out what was going on, wondering where they were taking me.
Remember I can't see. They come to a stop after about a four minute ride. My mind was racing; they get me out of the car. One on each side, I walk in, they stand me still, take off the blind fold, BAM my mom, my dad, my sister, my brother, and my friends all starring at me, ALL I can do is cry as I look forward there stands the man of my dreams, the man that I love with all of me, the man of my four wonderful kids, I am in shock, don't know to move or faint! I walk up to meet my husband and renew our vows! Not only did he pull this off, he also pulled off a honey moon. I work for the school district and he called my boss behind my back had days off scheduled for the two of us to fly away for a four day get away! Again, I have been with this man for twenty two years, never in a million years I thought he would do this for me, let alone family members backing him up on it.
I have to say a big thank you to my daughter for helping him on this also, she worked hard getting things done! They all did this right under my nose, I am usually the type, and well I guess you could call me a nosy person. I look back and wonder how they pulled it off. I love the fact they all did it, love the fact that my husband listened to me and really does have a heart. I love him to the moon and back...
The sweetest thing he's ever done. Is started crying when we were saying our vows when we got married on august 23rd 2012. That was the best day of my life. Not only did I marry my best friend, but I got to share that moment with our families and my 3 year old son. Honestly that was the sweetest thing. I’m a sucker for a man who will cry :).
My Husband was in the Marines for a while so the only contact we usually had was phone or internet. I missed him terribly and just wanted him to come home. I got really sick and was living with my parents, while he was deployed in Japan. He sent me flowers almost every week to make me feel better. When he finally did get to come home he was by my side whenever he could be. I just remember glowing and smiling whenever I got those flowers. I didn't really realize how much he loved and cared for me until I needed him the most. Now that he's home and I'm no longer sick he still tries to send me flowers every week just to see my smile.
My name is Kimmie and my fiancé's name is Warren. This is the story of how he proposed to me. On December 19th, I received a call while at work from my daughter. She told me that my granddaughter wanted me to go to the Mall and have a Caricature Drawing made with her as part of her Birthday gift. Her 5th Birthday was Dec. 20th, the next day. I generally don't refuse my granddaughter anything.
I went home as planned and was cooking dinner when Warren came upstairs. I explained as soon as I ate I had to go out to the Mall to have the drawing done. Knowing I have a terrible time driving in the dark he said he'd bring me.
Promptly at 7:00 as planned, we met my daughter and granddaughter at the Mall entrance and made our way to the center of the Mall where a gentleman was drawing Caricatures. At this time my granddaughter said she wanted “Papa” Warren in the picture too. We took a seat in the three chairs that were set up facing the artist and patiently sat while he drew the picture. Several people strolled by and many stopped to watch the drawing develop, which was out of our view, with my daughter updating us on its progression. Soon there were about a dozen people standing watching the caricature being drawn. I remember thinking that he must be very good, by the crowd that was
congregating or perhaps some of them were simply in line to have their own Portrait done. When the artist completed his work he unclipped the drawing and turned it around for me to see. The drawing was a Caricature of me standing and Warren on one knee with a ring in a box. The wording at the top
of the picture said “Will you marry me?” Right at that moment, Warren dropped down on one knee, produced a velvet box and asked me to Marry Him.
The entire scenario was planned without me having any idea at all what was transpiring. What a wonderful way to ask!!!!! Of Course I said YES!!! Apparently, the first thing the artist had drawn on the paper was the wording at the top............that’s what drew the crowd...........and I sat there clueless.
A Gift of Life:
I always knew that our marriage was special. Thirteen years after our marriage and five kids later it became financially necessary that I acquired a job. The job that I took was a janitorial position which forced me to work very late nights from 7 in the evening until 2 A.M. One night as I was returning home I was greeted by my husband in the garage who was dressed in a suit and tie. He led me into the kitchen where I found my three oldest children in their Sunday best waiting for me. They had prepared a candle light dinner. It was things like this that showed me how much my husband loved me, but it wasn’t until five years later that he showed me his undying love.
I had become terminally ill while facing a life threatening hereditary disease. My right kidney had collapsed my right lung. Doctors encouraged me to start looking for a possible kidney donor. There were three volunteers that stepped forward; my husband being the first option. Despite his unusual
phobia of needles, needless to say, he overcame that fear and was tested for a match. The doctors came back with the results and they were positive, three out of the six antigens matched!
Weeks later I began to find each breath harder to take as my kidneys became even larger still. It became necessary that both of my kidneys were removed, and I was put on dialysis. However my body did not respond well to this treatment and it was imperative that I receive a transplant. My husband thought long and hard about the decision. There were many outside influences opposing the plan. Finally he decided to go on with the operation again facing his intense terror of needles.The sweetest thing that he has ever done is given me the chance to raise my children. He has given me at least nine more years to my life and many more to come.
My fiancé, Jessie Shelton, and I had been dating a year and a half when we decided to buy a white Labrador puppy. We found little Neko on KSL at 4 pm one Saturday afternoon and his mom and I jumped in her mustang and drove to Tooele, UT to pick him up before someone else could buy him.
We arrived back in Rock Springs around 12 am. I was exhausted but my little Neko was scared. Jessie went to bed and I stayed up until around 4 with the pup. I then was up every twenty minutes (by alarm) to check on him after he had finally fallen asleep. At 8 I got up and fed him and took him for a walk through the yard. By noon me and Neko were tuckered out again. I laid down on the floor so he would feel safe and be able to take a nap.
After about twenty minutes of nap time Jessie woke up me and told me Neko had pottied on the floor in our bedroom while I was sleeping last night. When I went in the bedroom I didn't find a mess, instead I found a diamond ring on top of Neko's bed. Jessie proposed to me and I said yes! I asked him "Why now?" (I thought for sure he'd pick an event - birthday or something like that) and he said
"I've been wanting to marry you for so long and after seeing you with our puppy, I can't wait to see you with our kids."
This happened July 1st 2012 and we will be married June 15, 2013.
I am lucky enough to have been married to my high school sweetheart for almost 41 years. My story demonstrates the dedication and commitment that my husband has shown during that time.
In October 2006 Dal (the sweetheart in this story) was hunting south of Rock Springs on Iron Mountain. He shot an elk and in the process of cleaning it managed to flip his wedding ring off of his hand. He looked and looked but could not find the ring. With darkness approaching he taped a sandwich bag to a tree branch to mark the spot and then proceeded to fill garbage bags and the back of his truck with snow, dirt and sticks from the area. He spent hours that night melting the snow and sifting thru the debris but to no avail. Over the years Dal returned to the spot many times and always came up empty handed.
Last July while on a camping trip to the Gorge we decided to go poke around the mountain. We had a metal detector this time and meant to get serious! We (Dal, our son Ozzie, myself and our granddaughter Mable)got out of the truck, found the sandwich bag, turned on the metal detector and with only a few swipes it beeped. Ozzie picked up a flat rock and scraped it across the ground and after digging down about 2 inches there shining as if it were brand new was the wedding band! Needless to say there was shouting, laughing and just a few tears shed. Dal's persistence and his reluctance to give up have gotten us thru a lot these last 41 years and it just goes to show there
can be gold at the end of the rainbow.