Proposal Location: White Rock Lake Dock,
Wedding Location: Dallas,
With a giant smile, he proceeded, Since we first met, you seemed like the perfect girl for me, but I didn't want to believe it because it just seemed too good to be true...then one day I realized I was in love with you. My mom even said, Don't take this the wrong way, but Stephen, you aren't like other guys. You're a little different, but she is perfect for you. Then he said, Shes right. Your are perfect for me. I love you and I want you to be my wife. Will you marry me?
My reaction was priceless: In complete shock, I was not expecting a proposal for another week or two at least. I sat staring with a "perma-grin" as he anxiously awaited my reply. Finally I declared, YES!!! I WILL marry you!! He put the ring on my finger and embraced me before I fell backward into the water. Id say He did a good job surprising me!
After we got our wits about us, we called my family (mom, grandmother and brother) to share the exciting news and he officially asked permission to marry me. Gotta love the chronology! We marked the spot where we got engaged then went back to the place we spent hours talking on our first date and shared a fried peach pie a la mode to celebrate.
The timing of this news was an incredible blessing on a typically hard day for my family, esp my grandmother. November 7th is my grandfathers birthday. Losing him last Christmas was really tough because we were really close and he always dreamed of walking me down the isle to give me away. No less special, my brother will stand in his stead and Ill always remember the day I got engaged was on his first birthday in heaven!