I sit at my computer. I feel a lump in my throat as tears fall and make their way down my face.

I am transfixed by the video playing in front of me. It is a January night on the streets of Philadelphia. Rittenhouse Square is quiet making it an even more perfect backdrop for the moment at hand.

Snowflakes drop from the sky casting a star like glitter to the dark night. The song “Evergreen” plays as my friend, Lisa’s son assembles his family and friends to surprise his soon to be fiance. The warmth of love inescapable despite the contrasting winter weather.

I watch the exciting, love filled, tender moment unfold. The anticipation, the proposal, the acceptance, the thrilled hugs, the toast and watch as the golden balloons drift up towards the moon.

The lyrics pull me in deeper.

They are such a powerful anthem to young love…”Honey, your soul could never grow old, it’s evergreen.”

This is a moment of magic. A young man openly professes his love. He proudly shouts it for all the world to see.

The wedding is a party that grows complicated.

The engagement is a simple, love declaring moment.

Isn’t this the way it should be and more importantly isn’t it the way it should remain throughout marriage? If everyone captured this magic on tape maybe we would never forget the ‘generosity of love that exists in our young souls.’

Maybe we would still be loving each other at seventy…even when the memory fades…maybe beautifully ALL love would never grow old.

Watch The Proposal Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jThYr_PV9dM

Follow me on Facebook @Colleen Sheehy Orme
on Twitter @colleenorme
on Pinterest @colleensheehyorme
E-mail: Colleen.Sheehy.Orme@gmail.com

More from Beliefnet and our partners
Close Ad