He took her to the same restaurant that he took McKenzie to almost six years ago. It is an old house downtown that has been turned into a restaurant. It is very southern and Madeline requested to eat outside.
The ring is a heart with a key hole and her birthstone.
This is a "key" lapel pin that Marc will wear until Madeline's wedding day. On that day Marc will present the man she marries with a card and pin the key to his lapel. (haha.. I just noticed the paint on Marc's hands! :o)
I talked with Madeline several months ago preparing her for this night. Marc talked to her that night about what the ring symbolized and the seriousness of making a covenant with God. When they got home we read the covenant out loud. Marc promised to protect and guide her until one day, Lord willing he transfers that protection to her husband. Madeline promised to remain pure physically and emotionally and to trust her father's lead. It was a very sweet evening!