A hundred roses couldn't compensate for the devastation.

A hundred apologies couldn't erase the pain.

A hundred Lindt chocolates couldn't sweeten the bitter aftermath of betrayal.

A hundred phone calls failed to erase the sound of 'her' voice on his answering machine.

And then the brainwave hit. After a hundred days filled with nerve-wracking moments…

He finally got her to join him in a hot air balloon ride.

Upon the descent to terra firma, the perfect aerial view showcased hundreds of her beloved grade threes who stood erect, row upon row, in perfect formation, to offer the ultimate gift – MARRY ME!

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  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh on May 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    And if that didn't work, I don't know what eles he could try!

    • michelle on May 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      It gives new meaning to the art of marriage proposal! Talk about taking it to the "dizzy heights"! LOL

  2. Elise Fallson on May 13, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Oh no, the "other" woman… You know how to tackle some really intense themes. Riding in a hot air balloon has always been on my list of "Things to do before I die."  Did the balloon get high enough for her to put things into perspective?  Did she say "Yes?"

    • michelle on May 14, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Hot air ballooning – definitely an activity to add to the bucket list.

      What a proposal – innovative and personalised! The balloon was high enough to make her light-headed… that I can tell you… and who in her right frame of mind can refuse such a proposal?

  3. Shelly on May 14, 2012 at 1:03 am

    That was cool. Where do you come up with this stuff. When is your book coming out?

    • michelle on May 14, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      Thanks. The stuff reveals itself in different ways…

      You're not going to let me forget about the book, are you? But you are right. Thanks for always encouraging and spurring me on!

  4. Sherry Ellis on May 15, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Wow!  Elaborate proposal, but I wonder if she would accept if he had been unfaithful?  I wouldn't! 

    • michelle on May 15, 2012 at 7:47 am

      Sherry, I'm inclined to agree with you on this one… this proposal is really OTT but I'm a simple kinda gal, don't need all this hullabulloo… 🙂

  5. Ryan Derham on May 15, 2012 at 1:34 am

    I was thinking she’d be tempted to push him out for his betrayal, lol. Nice mix of emotion, M! I really like the way you went from devastating to joy.

    Just posted mine…

    • michelle on May 15, 2012 at 7:49 am

      *chuckling* I never thought of that, R! Good one! Perhaps I should write another version of this where she "ejects him", that would be funny…

  6. Wayne on May 21, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    What fun this site is… Love the short but well written posts

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