May 26, 2014

He asked, she said Yes!

Last Wednesday was the 10th anniversary of my younger brother's leukemia diagnosis and I wrote about how grateful I was for his health. (You can read it here.)

My brother & I in 1987
This week I'm pretty freaking excited to announce that I am grateful for my new sister-in-law to be!

We've always "celebrated" Jon's cancer-versary. We give him little presents, and he usually gets pretty drunk with his friends. This year he told his girlfriend, Nickie, he wanted to celebrate the night by getting a hotel room and having a really nice dinner out. Well, they did that, but before they left the room for dinner he got down on one knee, told her he wanted to stop celebrating the worst day of his life and start celebrating the best. He pulled out a (beautiful!) ring and asked her to marry him.

She said yes.

The idea of my little brother getting married makes me feel old, but the fact that he is still around and healthy and thinking about the future... I can't even put in to words how grateful I am for that.

Ember Grey

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  1. That is a beautiful engagement story! Wow!

  2. That is so exciting! Congrats to your brother!

  3. Amazing!!!!!!!!! :) My little brother proposed to his girl friend a couple weeks ago... I felt the same- like "hey wait a minute.. you're not old enough for that!!" ;) That is so exciting, congrats to him!!!

  4. So exciting! And I am so happy for him, to have overcome this, to still be here, alive and healthy, and to have gone on to live this normal life. What a beautiful day, too, to pick to ask her to marry him. Perfect!

  5. This is such a lovely engagement story, what a beautiful way to do it