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Keiser's Role A column by Trevor Keiser


She said 'yes'



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June 16, 2010 - I took a trip to Georgia Memorial Day weekend to once again see my "Georgia Peach." The trip resulted in me no longer just being in a relationship, but now I'm engaged to get married.

I knew when I came home after my first trip in March, she was my wife to be. It was just a matter of time, to come up with the money for the ring, ask her father for his blessing, and "pop the question."

I thought I wasn't going to be able to propose until sometime in the fall when I got the ring paid off. However, the saleman at "Every Kiss Begins with Kay" was very accommodating.

I put a down payment on the ring and bought an insurance plan, so I didn't have wait until I paid it off.

Wondering how I proposed? While eating Taco Bell with a friend one night, I grabbed a few packets of hot sauce, one of which said "Will You Marry Me?"

It was there I had an epiphany and knew I wanted to incorporate the hot sauce packet into the proposal.

With a mutual love for Taco Bell, Jenny and I had a "Taco Bell Picnic" in a park lined up for Saturday, May 29. Having already asked her father for his blessing earlier that morning and with the ring burning a hole in my pocket, I was ready to take a knee.

Since Jenny is pretty good at figuring things out, I tried my best to throw her off. I handed her a "Premier Jewelry" box that looked as if it contained a necklace or bracelet. Inside however was a handful of "Will You Marry Me" hot sauce packets.

It was then I pulled the ring box from my pocket got on one knee, looked her in the eyes, spoke a few heart felt words and asked the question. She said "yes" and has made me the happiest man on earth.

If you would have told me a year ago I would have a girlfriend and two months later a fiancee, I probably would have laughed at you. God has once again shown his faithfullness to me and given a blessing beyond measure.

Trevor graduated with degrees in English and communications from Rochester College. He wrote for his college and LA View newspapers before joining The Clarkston News in May 2007.
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