November 10, 2012.. A day I will cherish for the remainder of my days. A day that awakens such sweet memories in my mind. A day that changed my life, forever, for the best.
The day had been like any other normal day. We were enjoying our weekend with Ben and just making memories while we had time with him. Ben had wanted to eat at Chili's for his dinner of choice for that night, so we were all getting dressed and excited to go out.
They all kept talking about how they wanted to "get dressed up and take pictures" and I was so confused why they wanted to do this on Saturday instead of Sunday when we dropped Ben off at base. But I went with it. I picked the best thing I had left in my little suitcase (since I didn't bring very much at all) and got my hair looking sort of decent again. Let's be honest- I was only getting pretty for a few pictures, right?
Well, wrong. B had the whole family in on what was about to happen. Looking back and thinking about how they worded things to me, I laugh. I don't know how I didn't really pick up on anything. But I really had no thought about the possibility of getting a ring during this trip. I was focused on seeing Ben and everyone having a good time.
Well, we agree to leave the hotel at 5:00, so down the stairs we went. Without my knowing, Lindsey started her video right then. She caught the whole proposal on video and everything said/done leading up to the big moment. It's really one of my favorite things about the whole thing. That I get to re-watch the best moment of my life over and over (and over and over and over...) again.
So, we get to the parking lot and everyone starts taking pictures.
This was right before the big moment was about to happen. I had no clue...
We took a picture of the the two of us. That's pretty standard... we always get our picture made. Still clueless....
And then it happened...
The most awaited moment of my life happened when B wanted to "take another picture with me", but once we started to smile for the camera he stopped everything, dropped to one knee, and opened this beautiful little black box and asked me "Will you wear this first?"
I will just be honest and say I'm sitting here in tears just reliving this beautiful moment in my mind. It came as a HUGE shock to me and I love that he chose such a spontaneous moment to ask me.
My first reaction was typical- my hand went straight over my mouth! And then I jumped backwards!? I'm not sure what that was all about but it sure didn't take me long to come back up to him, tell him yes, let him put this gorgeous ring on my hand, and hug my FIANCE!!!!!!!
I really don't think even in these moments it had hit me fully what had just happened.
At this point, we all loaded into the car to head to Chili's and I called my mom. I could barely even talk to her because I had went into some uncontrollable happy years that lasted about 30 minutes. I've never felt SUCH a rush of emotions in my life. The day I had dreamed out, had came.
After dinner and back at the hotel, we made a few shots :)
November 10, 2012 was the best day of my life. B, you are the love of my life. You are the one that God made especially for me. You know me inside and out and are beside me along the way. You respect my decisions, and even respect me to disagree with you. You believe in me, and bring out a side of me I didn't know was there.
From the moment we met, I knew you were going to be my husband. I've been crazy about you from that day forward and I can totally see us being the old people who still hold hands while walking into a restaurant. You're the kind of man I was raised to be believe in. You're the kind of man that my Mom and Dad wanted me to find and make a happy life with. You're my best friend and the person I cannot wait to see or talk to every single day.
You're the man of my dreams. You're the man I always had in my heart and now I have in my arms. I promise to love and cherish you and never ever give up on your or forsake you. I will be by your side in the worst of days and be your biggest cheerleader in the best of days. I will love you when you are sick or healthy. I will give you everything I have to make sure your life is your ideal love story. We are now ONE. And I will make it my life's mission to be the best Christian wife and future mother of your children that God sees me as.
You are my miracle. You are my answered prayer.
And I want to thank both our families and friends for all the support you have shown us so far. And a big thank you to everyone who knew about my surprise proposal and kept it a secret. And thank you for the video and pictures of the event during it happening. They are priceless to me and I am forever grateful. And a huge thank you for all the sweet words from you all!!!!! We are SO blessed!!!!
Now, COME ON OCTOBER 12, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)