Many, if not all of our families and close friends already know, but I wanted to come on here and share my story with all of you. Throughout the last 5 years I could not have learned more, traveled further, been happier. We have all heard this questions before, "how do you know when you have found the one?" The truth is, you won't. You know you have found the right one when you can truly be yourself regardless of circumstances. For me it is waking up to a pot of freshly brewed coffee, coming home to a home cooked dinner, and a sense of humor that never ceases to make me laugh. Its that simple. All of which I never had to ask, request, or speak up for. He just knows, and is selfless enough to go out of his way to do those things so my life will be that much easier. I feel incredibly lucky and grateful.
Like many girls, I have always envisioned prince charming proposing under the most extravagant circumstances. Maybe time has changed me. Over the years, I've experienced my share of heartbreaks and I realized truly that happiness doesn't have to be extravagant. Nothing about marriage is extravagant really, but I am willing to take this journey and share this experience with my best friend. So how did he propose you ask? He surprised me at a time I least expected...I was sleeping! When I woke up he sat on my bed with a hardcover book. He said he had a story to tell me. As I listened to his memories of us throughout the last 5 years we have been together, tears just rolled down my cheeks. At the end of his book, he asked me and I said YES!