Woman's Day Australia|June 8, 2020
Hopeless romantic James was brimming over with joy when he dropped to one knee in front of his high school sweetheart Rebecca Williams and proposed with his mum’s precious wedding band last weekend.
“I’ve waited 40 years to propose to this remarkable woman so I wanted to get it right!” James, 55, tells Woman’s Day from the Blundells’ 2000-hectare sheep station in remote Western Queensland.
“We’d been out mustering all day – I don’t think Bec had a clue what I was about to do. After dinner, I gathered the family around the fireplace where my grandad Peter proposed to my grandma Peg.
“I said, ‘Rebecca Williams, will you marry me?’ Thankfully she said yes! My dad Pete and my eldest boys Briar and Travis were there. Everyone in my world adores Bec, and you can’t blame them – she’s a delight!
“There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when I slid my mum Marjory’s wedding band onto Bec’s ring finger. We sadly lost Mum back in 2011. I wish she could’ve shared this precious moment with us, but I reckon she’s never too far away.”
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June 8, 2020