Saturday night Craig proposed to Katie, complete with candles and flowers and exactly the ring she wanted. They haven't set a date yet, but the wedding won't be for at least a year, possibly longer.
When Craig called Friday to ask permission to propose, we talked about the challenges they face. He seems prepared to face those challenges, and he loves Katie. They're young, but they're both smart and incredibly practical. I said yes with love and hope in my heart.