My heart wants to explode with love and excitement for this cool couple over here. My goodness!
A while back Serg and I were in conversation about life, my new website, the annual breakaway hunting weekend on our farm close to Graaff Reinet and weddings etc. And I, kinda by the by, asked Serg when he would be popping the question to Cora. He laughingly, and in the same by the by way said: “Well there is this hunting weekend in July, on a farm called Elandskloof, close to Graaff Reinet…”
I laughed thinking well done Serg, you had managed to steer clear of the wedding talk by using a joke about the Elandskloof weekend, and I thought nothing more of it. Besides Serg had always said that he wants to own a Ferrari before he gets married one day. And at that stage there wasn’t even a sign of a Ferrari appearing over the horizon so the wedding conversation would be put away once again.
But that sentence was no joke. On the Saturday afternoon when everyone was focussed on hunting some or other trophy buck- Serg’s mind was on the proposal. After the hunt when everyone came out the veld again, and the usual hunting questions of “did you shoot something?”, “did you see those buck run past you?” etc were asked. Serg said, “Ja! I got a trophy!”
Once again we laughed because we heard no shots from where we knew him and Cora was sitting earlier, only a really loud shout. But we were a bit slow picking up on the hints. I especially, was so slow with the uptake that when Cora showed me her engagement ring- I thought it was just another really beautiful vintage ring. I didn’t click that it was on her left hand’s ring finger. Even after they threw out the “We’re engaged!” I laughed and said, “haha you’re joking hey?” I mean…there was no Ferrari? and Serg is a man of his word.
Anyhow- they eventually got the point across to slow poke over here that they were genuinely engaged and not joking! Then the freak out session began! Joy, excitement and laughter erupted into the veld! Cora and Serg were engaged!!!
When we got home and sat in front of the most epic fireplace, Serg brought out his toy Ferrari to display on the mantel piece. We all smiled…Serg was indeed a man of his word!
And so my dear friends- your journey together continues into a new phase of life! May you enjoy every single moment, and may God continue to guide you on this journey as you get to know Him, and each other more and more.
Thank you for your remarkable friendship and for being the amazing people that you are. My life is truly blessed knowing that you two are in it!
Lots of love,