My Most Prized Possession…

February 11, 2008

…used to be my computer. Now it’s this:


Every year the youth group at my church puts on a “Sweetheart Banquet” as a fundraiser for the summer mission trip. Last year David and I attended together and even though we had been dating for a few weeks beforehand, it was the first night that I realized I was truly interested in a relationship with him as a potentially serious thing.

David and I spent the entire day together Saturday at his house doing schoolwork. In the evening as we were getting ready for the Sweetheart Banquet his dad called to ask if we would swing by their house on our way to the church to let out their dog, Niko. They live only a minute from the church, and they had been gone awhile because they work with the youth group. So we went over, and when we got there both doors were locked. (This was not part of the plan.) We had to drive to the church, get a key, and then go back. On the way David told me that he had to go to the bathroom and asked me to get Niko.

I walked into the room where Niko was in his crate, and I went straight to let him out. I didn’t even notice at first that there was a little table set up not two feet away with roses, candles, flower petals, and Hershey Kisses on it. I didn’t see it until I heard David come in the room behind me and I turned around to face him. When I did, he got down on his knee and asked me to marry him. I said, “Of course!” It was perfect timing because then we got to go up to the church and tell my family and all of our church friends at once.


My dad’s reaction to our engagement:

  • Asked David’s mom, Alice, how much French blood David has in him (my dad was born in England, and Alice’s mother is French. He had to come to terms with the fact that his grandchildren will be 1/8 French).
  • Ordered us not to schedule the wedding on a Saturday afternoon because it’ll be college football season.
  • Announced that he wants three kids minimum out of us.

Cleo was also excited for me when I told her. She’s going to gain a daddy and two new sisters, Eddy and Sydney!

I let her try on my ring:

Cleo wearing ring

I think it fits me a little better.

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Comments on My Most Prized Possession…

  1. 1

    From Tabaitha:

    What a beautiful story! The ring is beautiful!

  2. 2

    From Scott:

    in the words of Jonathon and Nathan:

    Whoa. I’m practically a Stagg now.

  3. 3

    From Emily Andrews:

    I am so excited for you and David! The ring is beautiful! Most importantly, I get to do your hair for the wedding, right?! ;)

  4. 4

    From Tiffany:


  5. 5

    From Katy:

    Yes! So excited! I saw that you had changed your relationship status on Facebook, and I just had to check the blog for full details. 2008 rocks my world. I’m so happy for you Kathleen! We got engaged within a month of each other! Crazy! Have y’all set a date yet? The ring looks beautiful on your hand. Nice pick David!

  6. 6

    From Nicole:

    Ah! How fantastic! Congrats, Kat!

  7. 7

    From Erica:

    Congrats Kat! Looking forward to seeing you soon for a wedding! :)
    Love you!

  8. 8

    From Rachel Battese:

    Yeah for you Kat! The ring is beautiful!

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