Part 3: Becoming His Fiance (Part 1)Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The summer was a wonderful time to build our relationship from a distance. Since phone calls, emails, and even snail mail were all we had, good communication skills were a must. We learned so much about each other in that time! In the three months of summer, we saw each other twice - once when we "became official" and once more about a month later. I felt so close to him, though, since we'd had so many opportunities to share our hearts with one another.
My parents and siblings headed home to Spokane the next day but I still had a day of break so I went over to Nate's parent's house for the last part of the weekend. Our families had lunch together before my family took off. At the end of the meal, Dinah (one of my littlest sisters) asked my mom and Sheli, "now that you guys have met, when can Susannah and Nate get married?" Adorable, I know. Then they began discussing a bride price for me. I think it was decided that I was worth ten horses. Yeah, super weird. That meal and the rest of the weekend were a very special time to get to know Nate's family better. That weekend I knew was going to marry Nate. (He didn't come to that conclusion until around New Years. Silly boy.)