by Vicky and Mike
One of our romantic stories takes place on the deck of a friend's house. We were there celebrating their anniversary and vow renewal ceremony. It was 99 degrees and 90 percent humidity that day - sweltering as you can imagine. So there we were on the deck trying to be calm and cool. Sweat was trickling down my back from the top of my head. I wanted air-conditioning, and I didn't want to be touched. But my guy, Mike, wanted to dance slow and close. He hugged me tight as the DJ spun "Someone Like You". At that moment he asked me if I would marry him all over again. When I said "of course", he took a delicate ring with my birthstone out of his shirt pocket and slipped it on my finger.
REVEREND MATTIE COMMENTS: Tokens of affection and memorable moments come around in the everyday. Someone told me once that vintage looking engagement rings bring the full force of romance to bear on the moment.