What a perfect way to start the new year… Michael began courting Brandon Keilen! She visited the Keilen home in Michigan, December 30 – January 3.
When she arrived, Brandon and several of his sisters took Michael to a sweet little restaurant called The English Inn, where a table was decorated for two. Brandon gave her a journal engraved with her name. The first dozen pages were filled with a fairy tale Brandon had written about the two of them. They ate supper, then Brandon informed Michael that he had not finished the story. He had written a beautiful poem, and he presented her with a box to open, containing a dried rose covered in gold. As Michael opened the box, Brandon asked her to begin courting him. He then finished the last line of his poem with the words, “I love you!”