Today is a very special day for me.

August 3, 2003- you asked me to marry you.

We'd been dating for five long years.

And then you asked me.

This year you were to be away again on our wedding anniversary- as you were last year for our 5 year anniversary. You told me when you got back we'd celebrate on this day instead- the day we got engaged. So, today I will think of that day and remember all of the details that I can and treasure them in my heart.

A friend told me last night that she thought the reason I had such a great memory of all our times together is because I treasured them so much- the way Mary did in the Bible,

"Mary treasured all these things in her heart and always thought about them." Luke 2.19

I think she might be right. Today I will call up those things- from August 3, 2003 and treasure them again. I do not doubt that from your new reality- you are treasuring them with me. So, let us treasure them together.