Saturday, August 21, 2010

It was another beautiful day in Antigonish. After a perfect day of fish and chips, sun, beaches and good friends, Jimmy suggested that we head over to Arisaig to the waterfalls and watch the sun setting over the ocean. We packed up a beach bag and were off.

The evening was perfect. We walked through a canopy of trees stopping at the ocean lookouts along the way. I was a bit worried that we weren't going to find the waterfalls but Jimmy's quiet confidence soon had me enjoying the night.

As we neared the falls we could hear their quiet strength. The evening seemed to fill with the resounding vibration of the water crashing down below and the waves crashing to shore. We stopped to enjoy the view, breathed deeply to take in the salt water. This is why I love summer.

We rounded the corner to the falls. The water is dancing in the sunlight. Jimmy gives my hand a little squeeze. I love moments like these. Everything feels so right. So perfect.

The sun was starting to color the sky. Jimmy came over to where I was standing. He told me how much he loves me. My heart smiles. I never knew that my heart could be this full. He whispers words of endearment and begins to fumble in his pocket. Could this be? The moment that everyone dreams of before they even understand what love is all about?

As Jimmy gets down on one knee my heart is beating louder than the crashing waves. I begin to do a little dance and I vaguely remember motioning him to hurry with the question. The rest is a bit of a blur . . . I remember hearing 'Juliane Lynn Berkan', I remember my heart hurting as it stretches to encompass my growing love, I think I might have squealed and there was a beautiful ring in a box.

And I am quite sure that somewhere in there, I said yes!

I love you Jimmy with all my heart!


Sandra said...


Robin Berkan said...

Congrats again!

Elaine Scott said...

Is that the waterfall in the little park that you told us about when we went out there? Looks like it - but then maybe all waterfalls look alike. Congrats!!!