Shannon here: Christian Paranormal Romance author, Kelsey Norman shares how her husband proposed plus a chance to win a copy of her latest title, Love’s Sacrifice. Comment or answer the question at the end of this post to enter the drawing. Deadline: April 22nd, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Kelsey:
The story of our proposal:
My husband, Joel, and I have known each other since we were eleven and started dating at sixteen years old. We got engaged at the age of twenty, which seems young, but we’d already been together four years and our relationship was able to withstand being in separate states our first year of college. I didn’t expect an extravagant proposal since we were broke college students, but it was perfect in every way.
I knew the proposal was coming since we’d had my engagement ring made, I just didn’t know when it would happen. We were home for Christmas break and each day I thought today is it. By New Years Eve I thought it wasn’t going to happen during break. Joel told me we were invited that night to dinner with some family friends. I was excited about it because it would be at their beautiful home out in the country that Joel helped build.
It was a cold, clear night as we drove out to the country. It had snowed a couple days before and powder still remained on the ground. When we got to the house, Joel didn’t knock but walked right on in. I went in after him to find candles on the dining table and the smell of something delicious. The homeowners were absent and it dawned on me what was going on. I followed Joel into the kitchen to discover he had cooked my favorite meal of homemade chicken noodle soup, mashed potatoes, and corn.
Throughout dinner Joel was super nervous, but so cute. He didn’t eat much and he was incredibly shaky. After dinner, he suggested that we go out to the balcony. He had me go out first and he flipped on a light. A second later the words “Will you marry me?” appeared in Christmas lights on a big board in the snow. My hands shot to my mouth and when I turned around Joel was down on one knee, holding the ring. The whole proposal was beautiful. Now we’ve been married 8 ½ years and have a sweet little girl.
About Kelsey: Kelsey Norman is a Kansas native living in Colorado with her husband and daughter. When Kelsey isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time outdoors and reading. Kelsey’s been writing stories since she was a little girl, and wrote her first full-length novel when she was sixteen. She’s been pursuing her dream ever since. Learn more and connect:
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About the book – Love’s Sacrifice (Book 2 of the Mystic Hope Series) :
Nina and Liam are finally together, but at what cost to their future?
Nina Anderson is free of the man who hurt her for so many years. Now she can throw her whole heart into a relationship with her unearthly protector, Liam. She’s thankful for the time she’s been given with him but hates the restrictions. Nina is determined to find a way to make Liam human, even if it means putting her own life in jeopardy.
Liam would give anything to be with Nina permanently, so when he’s offered an assignment to investigate strange occurrences around Despair, he jumps at the chance. It appears to be an outbreak of crime, until he discovers that evil forces, called Rogues, are taking over human souls and forcing them to commit unspeakable crimes. Liam must race against time to save the woman he loves as well as the town he’s come to call his own.
Will Liam and Nina’s relationship withstand the incoming turmoil? Or will they be forced to make choices that will keep them apart forever?
Can’t wait for the drawing? Purchase now: Love’s Sacrifice
Missed the first book in the series? Purchase now: Unbroken Spirit
Question for Readers: If you’re not yet engaged, what would be your idea of a perfect proposal? If you are engaged or married, was your proposal everything you hoped it would be?
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Shelia Hall says
my proposal was the most unromantic you can get! we were watching a horror movie when he suddenly looked over and said,”hey let’s get married” i just stared at him until he took my hand and said “marry me”? we were married for 8 1/2 years before getting divorced
I prayed for my spouse since I was 12. God provided. While my husband is not a natural romantic in an overabundant way, he sure knows how to make me smile in simple ways. We have been married nearly 18 years now.
*Not sure if I can participate as I live overseas, but figured it would be fun to answer anyway.
It was so long ago, I’m not sure I remember. We will celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary this summer, so obviously it worked.
Beverly Cheevers says
That was a lovely story. Your relationship and proposal remind me of my daughter and her husband’s. They’ve known each other since they were 4 1/2 and 6 yrs old, growing up in the same church until junior high (when his family moved to OK). Countless phone conversations, texts, and visits and prayers later, they married at 19 (him) and 20 (her). Now they’ve been married almost 5 years and I have one grandson (almost 2 yrs old) and one due in June. 🙂
Joan Arning says
Fifty years ago I don’t think many proposals were especially romantic!
Shannon Vannatter says
I have a winner! CC won the drawing. I appreciate Kelsey for being my guest and everyone else for stopping by.