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Monday, April 29, 2019

No one expected this

Sunday was quite a day. Nick was off on a golf weekend. We normally go to church each Sunday, but I sometimes play hooky when Nick's away. Yesterday, I decided to go and Mollie, just home from her cruise, decided to come with me.

I’ve mentioned our minister before. Ann is a wonderful woman, intelligent, beautiful and somewhat sassy. She’s been at our church for five years now and I wrote about our first meeting here – go back and read that now if you have time.




She and her husband divorced when she came to us. He had said he’d come with her, but in the end chose not to. It was hard on her, but I feel it gave her lots of compassion. She was heart-broken when the Methodist church voted back in February not to allow gays full acceptance and membership. She herself, is very accepting, especially of LJ and Collin, and she is working to improved our church along those lines.

Sunday’s service was fine – very normal, until right at the end. She was giving the benediction when a man walked up the aisle. She halted, then froze as he stepped right up beside her. Turning to the congregation he said, “You may be seated.” Ann went down behind the podium, not even making it to the chair.

The man smiled and introduced himself as the pastor of the church about thirty minutes away. Then reaching down to help Ann stand, he told her, “Ann, you are absolutely the most beautiful woman in the world. I’ve known you for twenty years. It has been an honor and a privilege over the past few months to get to know you even better and,” he dropped to one knee, “I would be honored if you’d spend the rest of your life with me so I can get to know you even better.

After a pause, he said to her, “This is the part where you say something.”

Taking a deep breath, she proclaimed loudly, “Yes!”

We all applauded, absolutely thrilled for her. And her closest friend in the church – the one who knew all this was going to happen shouted, hallelujah!

I could see Ann was shaking, so overwhelmed. She turned to him and asked, “Can you do the benediction?” We all laughed a bit, few of us have ever seen Ann flustered.

He answered, “I’ll be happy to.”

Somehow that got me more than anything else. Ann’s a strong woman, all of us support her, but I’ve often worried that in her day to day life, no one really had her back. But this man does. You can feel it. Her simple request and his quick response of, ‘I’ll be happy to.’ let me know I could let go of this worry.  She has someone to talk to, someone who will listen. Someone who understands both the joys and problems of being a minister. She has someone to lean on – someone to love.

 It was a joyous Sunday morning.


37 comments:

  1. I loved this true narrative, PK! I'm glad your minister will have a strong life partner and he will have her, too. Glad the kid is home safe from her travels! Hugs, Windy

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    1. I'm so happy for her. And happy Mollie's home too.

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  2. Hi PK, I had a huge smile on my face reading this. How wonderful an unexpected, both for Ann and the congregation. It sounds like a wonderful group of caring, supportive people.

    I bet you're glad that you didn't play hooky :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. I'm REALLY glad I didn't play hooky! It was a church service I'll always remember.

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  3. Hi PK, what a lovely thing for him to do. I hope they will be very happy.
    Love Jan,xx

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    1. I have no doubt they well.

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  4. PK, what a beautiful way to end a service in the Easter season. When I read the title I feared something terrible was going to happen, especially in light of the recent attacks on places of worship around the world. I was so relieved to see the intruder came with love instead of a weapon.

    Hugs,
    Hermione

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    1. I had seen the gentleman once before - and he very distinctive, so I realized what was coming when I saw him.

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  5. Deena7:54 AM

    What a beautiful moment to witness. This made me all teary. Congrats to this lovely couple!

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  6. Like Hermione, I was scared for just a moment that your story was going to have a terrible ending. Isn't that sad?

    Instead it had a wonderful and uplifting ending. Or maybe I should say beginning. My best to the happy couple.

    Hugs From Ella

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    1. A wonderful beginning for them.

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  7. How wonderful for them and for you to share in that special moment.

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  8. PK, I thought the same as Hermione and Ella, but thankfully a truly happy ending. A beautiful moment for them and for her congregation to share.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. It was a wonderful shared experience.

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  9. Hi PK, :) What a nice ending for your friend Ann!! I wish her years of happiness ahead! Must have been so fun to witness!

    I thought the same as the other girls above! I was so happy to hear that things ended so well! Many hugs,

    ❤️Katie xoxo

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    1. I had a smile on my face the rest of the day.

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  10. I was holding my breath with fear for a second, like the others. So glad it was such a wonderful thing. It gave me goosebumps! He sounds like a keeper. Confident and supportive. And she, although a strong woman, looked to him for that support. Looks like a happy life ahead.
    Rosie Dee

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    1. I believe you're right! They are perfect for one another.

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  11. What a wonderful proposal; I bet people were holding their breath until she said yes! So lovely that the congregation could share in such a happy event.
    Rosie xx

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    1. Our church is more than a hundred-fifty years old, and I believe this was a first.

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  12. PK,
    What a lovely sstory of love.
    Thank you for sharing!
    Meredith

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    1. When I saw what was happening I knew I wanted to blog it.

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  13. How special is that...thanks for sharing. hugs abby

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    1. I believe it will be an oft repeated story!

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  14. Thank you for sharing this. Did anyone there know it was coming? Did Ann suspect the proposal? What a wonderful thing.

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    1. Yes, a couple of Ann's good friends at the church. I'm sure Ann knew he was thinking of proposing, but she never expected it at that moment.

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  15. Very cool way to end a service. I'm sure you were thankful you didn't play hooky last Sunday!
    --Baker

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    1. I was! It was a great ending.

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  16. What a sweet, romantic share, PK ❤ ... nj ... xx

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  17. Such a nice story, made me smile. Thank you for the happy thoughts.

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  18. This was a wonderful read! How great to be a spectator for such a beautiful moment. Thanks for sharing it. :)

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  19. oh, such a sweet story! :-) Thank-you for giving a smile to my day

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  20. Oh, this fills my heart with so much joy!

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