This post is over 4 months late, but it’s better late than never, right? On March 13, the love of my life got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! Since then, I’ve wanted to sit down and write a blog post about how he asked, both for you guys and for us to look back on. I’ve written it down in my journal, but it’s also fun to have it published on the blog. So let’s get to the proposal, “how he asked,” story!
Before we really start, I should be honest with you guys: I knew that the proposal was coming. I didn’t know when or where, although I had my suspicions. But Jason and I had talked about getting married for almost a year before we got engaged. We had been praying about when God wanted us to get married, and we were trying to plan between college and work schedules. When we realized I was going to graduate in August, we knew that December of this year would be perfect for us to get married. So we already had picked out a date and even booked our wedding venue before Jason even proposed.
Side note: When we were first dating, I said I thought it was crazy when girls were completely shocked when their boyfriend proposed. I mean, dating is supposed to be to decide whether or not you want to marry a person, and conversations with each other are a very important part of this process. So I guess we took this very literal and I wasn’t shocked at all 😉
Anyways, we decided to go hiking on March 13. We love hiking, and I think at one point I had mentioned it would be cool if he proposed while hiking. So I was wondering if he was going to propose. Also, the week before, I found out that he was planning to propose but the weather messed up his plans, so I was already on high alert.
That morning, we picked up Dunkin’ and drove to Moore’s Knob, which is right near Hanging Rock. Y’all, it was a hard hike. We had to stop multiple times for me to drink water and catch my breath. At this point, I wasn’t even sure he was going to propose. I knew that the ring box wasn’t in his pocket, and he was letting me get water and snacks from his backpack like it was no big deal. I figured that if he was going to propose, he wouldn’t let me in his bag, or at least not in certain parts. I decided to just try to enjoy the hike and not worry about it.
At the top of Moore’s Knob is a really cool lookout tower or fire tower. We climbed that and finally got to enjoy the view. I was tired! But as I was looking out and admiring the mountains, Jason told me to turn around. When I did, I saw him on one knee holding the ring box that he had made (!!!) with the gorgeous ring in it. He asked me if I would marry him, and I said yes.
That moment was everything I had ever dreamed of since I was a little girl, and I love that even though I knew he was going to propose soon, he still threw me off the trail and kept me guessing.
Walking back down the hiking trail was so fun as we talked about the different times he was going to propose and didn’t, and the times I thought he might. We were (and are!) both so happy to finally be engaged! I’ll include a few pictures from that day at the end of this post.
Our wedding date is December 4, 2021 ❤️ I cannot wait to share pictures and details from that day with you all. Thanks for following along!
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