I am one bubbly mom today. My oldest son asked his girlfriend to marry him and she said yes!!!!! I am so excited. If it is possible, I am just as happy as my son. You may remember he brought her home to visit this past spring.
I knew it was coming since I have been doing all the legwork to get the ring. The Army doesn't give you a lot of time off for this sort of thing. It has been so much fun to help out like this. But I have had to keep it a secret since he wanted to surprise her. I have been about to burst with the news. It will probably be a fairly long engagement since she has to finish school and my son will most likely be deploying to Afghanistan in early 2009. The wait will make the wedding all the more sweet.
And take a look at this ring. It is a princess cut diamond set in white gold. Beneath the diamond is a sapphire. The picture doesn't do it justice. In person it will take your breath away.
UPDATE: For those with Texas A&M connections, he took her on a walk after Mass at St. Mary's and proposed under the Century Tree.
UPDATE 2: I now have pictures