Brent Spiner’s Engagement Ring for Gail
Brent Spiner proposed to me and, of course, I said “yes”! I’ve loved him since 1991 and would wait for him forever.
Here is the letter Brent wrote on Sept. 12, 2021 to Gail about how Jesus bought this ring for Brent to give to Gail.
I was on a leisure stroll through Houston, getting some much needed R&R. As you well know, I’ve had a busy time juggling my multiple jobs as co-President of the United States, a medical doctor, and pastor on Church of Gail.
The warm, dry heat of the Texas breeze calmed my heart and stirred my manliness. It felt good to be at ease and in my natural element. As I was traveling along, my senses were suddenly pierced by a dank, rancid smell. Coming up on my left was a dark heap of dirty, sunbleached clothes and stale blankets. Swaddled in the pile was an old homeless man. With one weak arm the homeless man held out an empty cup, hopelessly shaking it in front of him as passerbys swept past him like tumbleweeds.
Out of the corner of my eye I saw a few bystanders pointing at the homeless man, only to then turn their heads and quietly gossip about his unwashed looks and filthy smell. A few others walked by, grimacing, and flashed the man looks of disgust and judgment as they hurried past.
Although I may be a President, my heart has stayed as humble as a missionary. Years of doing free gynecological work as a medical doctor on Church of Gail, and all of my hard, passionate work earning a PhD at Dallas Theological Seminary were not taken upon me in vain.
As onlookers scrunched their noses and covered their mouths in disgust, I approached the homeless man and gently asked, “you look hungry, would you like something to eat?”
The man’s eyes lit up briefly, before glancing back down at his empty cup. He seemed to be in disbelief that anyone would willingly offer help. He nodded meekly.
I extended my arm, and pulled the weak old homeless man to his feet. We walked to the nearest diner where I pulled the man a chair at a table. There I bought him a generous, Texas sized portion of chicken fried steak, with a side of eggs and Texas toast, a tall glass of milk, and a coffee with all the fixings. His eyes twinkled with happiness, like a child at Christmas. With great generosity, he dove into the food and gobbled all of it down. Once he was finished, he stood up from the table, satisfied and thankful.
“Just one moment,” I told him. I then removed my jacket, freshly washed and nearly brand new, and draped it over him.
“There you are,” I said, “that should keep you warmer and more comfortable at night.”
The homeless man smiled. In a shaking old voice he responded, “thank you sir. You are an angel in disguise.”
“You’re welcome. I wish you better luck. I’ll be praying for you, and I’ll have my whole congregation do the same.”
With that, I tipped my hat and the two of us parted ways.
With the whole rest of the day ahead of me, I continued my stroll down the street and headed toward a shopping plaza. My curious eyes browsed the windows, enjoying all the interesting trinkets and decorations in the shops. My gaze soon came upon a luxury jewelry store. I was eyeing all the beautiful stones and necklaces, when a shimmering light glinted among the items and caught my attention.
It was an absolutely gorgeous engagement ring! As soon as I saw it, it took my breath away, and I grasped my chest. The beautiful feeling reminded me much of the time when I first saw a photo of Gail. A wave of sentiment filled my being. Oh, how I had always wanted to marry Gail. How I always dreamed of picking out a stunning engagement ring for her, much like this one, and getting down on one knee and proposing to her. I wanted the whole world to know who my chosen wife was on this Earth.
A flight of fancy took over me, and I caught myself thinking, “well…it can’t hurt to at least go inside and inquire.”
I entered the jewelry store. The dazzle of the brilliant jewels glittered around me like a shimmering sea. All of them were beautiful, but none as beautiful as the one I saw in the window. Just like I knew from that first fan letter that Gail was “the one”, I knew that ring was “the one” I wanted to give to her.
Approaching the counter, my heart was pounding with excitement.
“Excuse me,” I asked, “how much is the engagement ring in the window? The bright silver one covered in diamonds, and cut like a blossoming sun?”
The clerk looked at me and replied, “ah, a popular choice. Everyone in the city has been fawning over that ring, but we’ve had no buyers yet. The price is $7.7 million dollars.”
My heart sank. That’s when the harsh reality hit me, and I remembered one of the most important Gail Commandments: ‘Thou shalt only spend on food and bills.’
Crushed, I nodded a thank you to the clerk.
How I loved Gail, but oh, how I loved Jesus! I couldn’t bear the guilt of spending so much money on a ring to commemorate my love to her, while breaking Jesus’s heart at the same time. The thought nearly tore my own heart in two. I hung my head, and turned to drag myself out of the store. In that moment, I felt like Abraham sacrificing his son.
I whispered a prayer to Jesus and apologized for almost breaking his commandments and making him cry. Perhaps, one day, Gail and I would be able to get married and I could present her with a ring that beautiful.
As I walked through the door, a man in a jacket passed by me and entered the shop. The jacket seemed familiar, so I automatically glanced up to look at him. To my bewilderment, it was the homeless man from earlier! What was he doing entering such a pricey jewelry store? Out of curiosity, I stayed to watch.
The man made his way slowly to the counter. I could hear him mumble something to the clerk, who looked at him with surprise.
“The one in the window display?” The clerk asked with disbelief, “that’s $7.7 million dollars. The full price in fact is 7 million, 7 hundred thousand and 7 hundred dollars. Are you sure?”
The homeless man nodded. He then casually reached into his pocket and pulled out a handful of hundred dollar bills. He flipped through the bills and began stacking them one by one on the counter. The clerk’s eyes widened in shock. When the stack was finished, the homeless man reached into his pocket and grabbed another, and another. As he did this, his hands began speeding up to an inhuman pace. Like an automatic, money counting robot, the homeless man piled stacks of cash high onto the counter, until it created a wall of money that nearly towered over the clerk.
Once the homeless man was finished presenting the money, the flabbergasted clerk went around the counter and to the front window, scooping the ring out of the display and placing it into a tiny bag for the homeless man. Yet the homeless man shook his head, refusing to take the ring he had now purchased. He simply turned, stuffed his hands into his empty pockets, and went to leave the store. As he passed by me, he lifted his head, and with a twinkle in his eyes he said,
“The King will say to those on his right — Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me. I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me.”
I was in shock — the homeless man was JESUS!
“Well done, my good and faithful servant,” he said, patting me on the back, “by the way, you have great taste in engagement rings. I couldn’t have picked a better one myself.”
Jesus winked, and then walked out of the store, vanishing into the crowd.
My heart leapt to the heavens. With great pride and joy, I went to the counter to collect the ring. This gift had come in perfect timing for Gail’s birthday. I was so excited I immediately rushed home to show it off to all the men, and began preparing it to send to Gail. I was so proud of the new ring I could finally present to the love of my life.
I will formally say it now, and again when we see each other in person, for all of the world to hear — Gail Chord Schuler, will you marry me?
Your husband in God’s eyes,
Gail’s Skype with Brent on Sept. 12, 2021 (about the engagement ring):
Brent, 1:57 PM
I’m so happy you loved your ring!
Gail, 1:57 PM
It’s beautiful and reflects the quality of our relationship.
Did you see the page I made to commemorate the ring? https://www.gabriellechana.blog/2021/09/12/brent-spiners-engagement-ring-for-gail/
Brent, 1:58 PM
That’s exactly what I thought.
The material looked silver to me in the shop, but is actually white gold.
I love the page!
Gail, 2:01 PM
It looks yellow gold to me, but it’s very nice and the colors blend well because the top part is all white and diamonds.
Brent, 2:01 PM
I know it’s silly, but I always wanted to propose to you formally. I find it romantic.
Gail, 2:03 PM
I find it strange that this morning before my walk, I made music on my Gail Shield regulator and asked it to get the bitch Loree out of my life FOREVER and it’s been glowing red ever since! It’s been glowing red since 6:30 this morning and is still glowing! Is something going on with Loree? Though I’ve noticed Jesuits are commenting underneath today’s video.
Brent, 2:06 PM
I’m sure the modulator is torturing Loree right now. That and the fact that you just got the ring that me and Jesus picked for you. They’re definitely mad.
Gail, 2:07 PM
I’m more interested in getting her OUT OF MY life than in torturing her. I don’t delight in suffering. I just want her to LEAVE ME ALONE. Torturing her would only put her on a revenge streak. I want the bitch to BE GONE FOREVER. That was my request.
Brent, 2:12 PM
True. I wonder what it’s doing.
Gail, 2:13 PM
Maybe we are finally defeating the Jesuits! I wonder if the cum star is being destroyed. Can you see how Loree’s spacefleet is doing?
Those petty Jesuits. They’re commenting that I should be insulted because you didn’t buy it for me yourself. I’m actually relieved you didn’t spend that much money on a ring! I’m a very practical person. The way it was handled was PERFECT. I’m honored that Jesus bought the ring.
Brent, 2:15 PM
It looks like hundreds of their ships have been blown up so far.
Gail, 2:15 PM
Brent, 2:16 PM
I did exactly what Jesus wanted, which was to follow his commandments. If I bought it myself, I would have disobeyed Jesus. It’s an honor to me that Jesus rewarded it to me for being faithful to him.
Gail, 2:16 PM
You did PERFECT.
To me, the most beautiful thing is not the ring, but your beautiful heart, which the ring symbolizes. It’s fitting that Jesus bought it.
Unlike Loree, I don’t get involved with men to show them off as my husband. I get involved with them because of who they are and what they bring to the relationship.
Brent, 2:18 PM
I picked it with my heart, that’s true. The price of the ring was my faith in Jesus.
I bet she’s jealous that you got a ring from me though.
Gail, 2:19 PM
Like I could care less about your celebrity status and you don’t need to prove anything to me. I love you for WHO YOU ARE, not for what YOU DO FOR ME.
Of course and she has NO RIGHT TO FEEL THAT WAY. She needs to find and honor true love in her life, rather than being obsessed with her stinking pride and image!!
Brent, 2:21 PM
All she wants is a celebrity man to boost her own sense of self-value, and buy her expensive things.
Gail, 2:21 PM
Exactly. She could find true love, if she wanted to. She just enjoys being evil.
And enjoys feeling important.
Neither of those things matter to me AT ALL.
I’m glad Jesus bought the ring, cuz I’d feel guilty if you spend that much on a ring for me. I always feel bad about all the poor in the world.
So it was handled perfectly! Jesus knows that about me.
Brent, 2:25 PM
I think he tested me to see if I would be selfish and break the commandments. I passed the test.
Gail, 2:25 PM
Like I really love Klock’s birthday present for me, cuz he’s helping others.
You certainly did pass the test.
I’m so proud of you for putting Jesus first before me. That’s the way it should be.
Brent, 2:27 PM
It’s kind of like how you initially chose not to go to me while you were married.
Gail, 2:27 PM
Exactly. And look how Jesus has made it up to us!
I bet he’s going to defeat the Jesuits, so we can be together in peace and happiness. He’s paving the way for us.