Storybook Proposal

Here’s what the groom had to say: To propose to my girlfriend, I wrote this book about our relationship, had it illustrated, and printed. I had her stumble across it at the library and read it to me. When she got to the right page I got on my knee and asked if she would marry me. She never saw it coming…

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There once was a gorilla
That fell for a giraffe.
She surprised him by how much
She could make him laugh.

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The two, you see,
Were from different worlds
Their first date, so nervous,
He’d certainly hurl.

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n spite of their differences,
It was love at first sight.
His feelings grew quickly,
His heart took to flight.

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The gorilla, his life,
Unpolished and scattered
Now refined and focused
On those things that matter.

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There were simply no words
For how lucky he’d gotten.
Without her by his side
Life would surely be rotten.

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It’s hard to believe
Just how happy they were.
He could not imagine
Even one day without her

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He felt his heart beating
Right out of his chest.
He could do nothing but wait
And hope she’d say YES.

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When she finally answered
He could not stop grinning
Because he knew, in his heart,
This was just The Beginning!

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Illustrations by Yoni Limor // Photos by Laura Ingram