I am originally from another state. My husband and I met at church in that state. We began dating in April, and in December of that year he was offered a job in South Carolina after his graduation in May.

It had been our custom to go out for lunch on Wednesdays, sometimes to a restaurant but most of the time it was a picnic in a park or a walk in the mall. On this one particular Wednesday, my future husband picked me up at work to take me out to lunch. He was explaining how a person from this organization wanted to see about hiring him. It was explained that after May, he would accept the position and would be moving to South Carolina. My heart sank.

When we were stopped at a red light, my future husband, without looking at me, says, "If I were to propose, would you accept?"

My thoughts were, "Was this an actual proposal of marriage or what was it?" I replied, "Well I would have to think about it and get back to you in three days."

The reader needs to understand I would be leaving my home, my family, my friends, my job -- everything in my life would be changing -- and I feared the unknown. Well, I prayed hard and thought about what all would be involved and was it worth it all.

I purchased a watch for my future husband and on the back I simply inscribed, "Ruth 1:16-17." He looked at the back and almost fell out of his chair.

We will be married 26 years in August. My proposal story isn't romantic but is unusual.

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