When my husband asked me to marry him we were in San Francisco on an orchestra tour.
He didn't actually plan to ask me on the trip, but it worked out perfectly.
So, he wasn't prepared with a ring or anything.
When we got back from the trip we went to some places to look at rings.....I saw a few that I liked and pointed them out.
We both discussed how tight money was for my soon-to-be-husband.
I was under the impression that I would have to wait to get a ring until the day we got married.
What a surprise it was when a few days later he came to pick me up for a date carrying a cute little plastic egg filled with candy from his mom (it was almost Easter).
I went to put it in my room and Dave asked me to get him a piece of candy.
There was my ring right in the middle of all the candy!!!
I was so shocked (I don't deal well with surprises at all!) that I brought it to him and handed it to him instead of his candy.
He laughed and put it on my finger.
Great story, but the best thing is my ring.
It was made just for me.
At first we kind of laughed about what the ring stood for- but as time went on my ring came to symbolize some very special things in our family.
If I could get a picture of my ring on here you would see that there are 9 tiny little diamonds (9 children) circling around the large diamond in the center, and there are 2 leaf shape diamonds (Dave and I) at the head of the circle, connecting the circle to the larger diamond (the Savior).
Since we first were married, we have felt that the most important job we have is to center our home around the Savior and His teachings.
If we do this we know that our family circle will be eternal.
Every morning and evening we kneel in a family prayer circle.
It's a sacred moment with my precious family, where we remember our true purpose here in this life and how important it is to keep our circle intact.
So, the answer to the question so many have wanted to ask me (and many have) is yes.........this is our last baby.
Though it makes me sad knowing I won't be having any more babies.........it feels so right.
Now instead of adding to our circle we can build the one we have even stronger before my older babies start to walk out our door and begin their own circles.
And that day will come much quicker than I am ready to accept!!
knowing when you're done
eternity with my best friends