THREE YEARS AGO?! I can’t believe it has already been three years since the love of my life asked me to marry him! And I still can’t get over the fact that he chose me. But I’m SO happy he did!
In honor of this special day, I’m sharing the story of how my love asked me to marry him.
|| JULY 22, 2013 ||
I got off work around 3:00 pm, and I already knew that we had a date planned in Chicago that night with his parents. So I went home after work, got ready for our date as quickly as I could, then he and his parents picked me up, and we were off to Chicago!
When we got to Chicago, we went to Navy Pier – ate dinner and got Starbucks – you know, the important stuff. Then after we ate, his parents suggested we go on a boat ride. A few minutes later, we were on a boat riding down the Chicago River. It was absolutely beautiful.
Obviously, he knew all along what was going to happen, but I was still clueless at this point. I guess you could say I had my suspicions that something was going to happen, but I honestly didn’t really think too much about it. I was just enjoying a beautiful boat ride in Chicago with this amazing man.
We watched the sun set over the skyline, and it couldn’t have been any more perfect. When the boat ride ended, we decided to head back to the car, and go home. By this time, I was actually kind of disappointed that nothing had happened yet. But I really thought, “Well, tonight just wasn’t the night. Maybe it’ll happen soon.”
We got back to the car and started driving out of Chicago, but Stephen wanted to stop somewhere to “take some pictures”. So he and his dad were talking back and forth about where to go, and we ended up going back into Chicago. We all got out of the car, and Stephen and I started walking along those HUGE cement steps by the Planetarium. His mom was following us to “take our picture”, but all of a sudden, she wasn’t there anymore. Next thing I know, there was a blanket in front of us with candles and rose petals all around it, and Stephen was starting to tell me all of the things he loved about me right in front of the gorgeous Chicago skyline.
Then my dream came true. The love of my life asked me to marry him!
Everything was perfect!
PHOTOS BY ESTHER GALLARDAY