Now, I hold no judgment over this decision, especially when it's the norm in a culture. However, it was a little weird coming here, and realizing that. To be honest, living in America, you just assume that the majority of couples with kids are married. I know what happens when you assume, so save that, and I also am not saying that there aren't plenty of normal, healthy, non-marital, parenting relationships in the US. I cannot stress this enough. I am just giving you information.
Anyway...Suzan turned 40 this year. One, you would never tell by looking at her that she is forty...I only hope I can be that tall, blond, and skinny when I'm that age. Two, she did NOT want a big party. In fact she left town to go to her mothers for just such a purpose. Three, I bought her a Snuggie...and she wears it EVERY night.
Ok so it was time for presents. Fien had gotten her a gorgeous ring with a colored stone. Suzan's parents had gotten her one to link with it with a different colored stone. And finally Rogier pulled out a box and said "There's one more ring but you must answer a question first." Before he could even ask, Suzan replied "Yes I will marry you, but not until the roof is finished."
And that my friends, is how an engagement was born.
GELFELICITEERD SUZAN AND ROGIER!
(I have yet to get a picture of the rings...look for it later)
Word of the day: voorstel - proposal