Just some friends going for funnel cakes and a ride on a Ferris Wheel--it sounded like a fun evening. Aimee hopped in the car, and away they
Three-and-a-half years ago, Colin introduced Aimee to us. He'd told us she was "tiny and beautiful and half-Cuban."
Half-Cuban... really? I’d pictured a dark-haired, brown-eyed gal. Nope. Blonde hair and green eyes. It was the first of many surprises. We went out for Mexican food that evening, and I asked Colin to pass the salt. He decided to salt their basket of chips first; Aimee smacked the back of his hand and told him to pass it to me first.
Are you falling in love with her? We did. The next time I saw Aimee, I told her she was "ours."
Aimee lived with us for awhile. She and Colin started taking college classes, and I knew my son had fallen hard. How? For an English assignment, he wrote, "Aimee makes me want to be a better man." At that point, she hadn't even baked her killer cupcakes yet.
Fast forward. They've matured and found their place in the world--working long hours and making tough decisions. A few decisions gave us pause, but part of parenting is letting go while still loving and praying. God is faithful. And my son made an important decision.
He decided to propose. Take a look at his smug smile, standing beside Aimee here. As any mama knows, that is the smile of a son who's up to something. Schemer that he is, Colin planned the time and place. He bought a ring, and I hid it until the big day. Aimee didn’t have
How could she?
Seriously—what guy drags along two of his pals when he’s going to pop the question? But one of those friends is a photographer. The pals lagged behind and got in the next bucket on the Ferris Wheel. Around once. Around twice. Colin grabed a kiss for luck.
She said yes.
Now I'm wearing a schemer's grin because I know something: Colin loves Aimee, and he wanted to surprise her with the ride of her life. The truth is, Aimee is a spitfire, and that shining ride was just a beginning. Married to her, our son is in for the ride of his
Oh--and because it's all in the family now, the secret ingredients to those killer cupcakes? Love and a handful of funfetti candy speckles regardless of the flavor.
Here's to a colorful ride!