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Thursday, 11/14 An Awesome Interlude

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hi All,

I want to share something so beautiful that happened in our lives recently that helped make up for a period of great difficulty going on in my life.

Our son Mitchell began running to help himself lose some weight and get more healthy. He ran his first half marathon in April. About a week and a half ago, he traveled to Norwalk, WI and ran his first marathon, the "Rails to Trails." (Hmm, or was it Trails to Rails? Not an entirely important detail at this moment...) He finished it in 5:01.

Anyway, at the end of the race, in a wonderfully choreographed plan, with a lot of friend present who came to cheer Mitchell on, he "dropped on one knee and asked Laura a very important question."

He bought the ring and had it shipped to our house. He invited a special group of their friends to the race. One of them held the ring so it didn't get lost. She jumped into the last five minutes of the race to "push him on," but really to hand the ring back to him. He had people in the right places to take photos. He sent her parents and us an email letting us know what was going on since we couldn't be there.

Oh, by the way, if the expression on her face didn't tell you--she said "yes." I don't know if there's a date yet, but I do know this is the sweetest thing ever. It was great to have good news--and it was wonderful to share this happiness with you.

Gentle hugs,

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