Sunday, June 07, 2009

The Proposal Story

Thanks so much everyone for the well wishes! I'm so excited to finally be able to share this special time with the special people in my life.
Here's the Proposal Story for those that want to know:

It was simple, but so sweet (all i could ask for) and sentimental to both of us, which is what i wanted. I will need to go back almost a year to the day (I didn't realize this until he was talking about it on Saturday (June 6th). We got back in touch last year (May 2008) and had been corresponding over the phone. Finally, he was able to arrange to come to Montgomery for the day to see me. We met up in town and went to Shakespeare to sit and talk.
Those of you who don't know, we dated once before about 6 years ago and have known each other for almost 11 years total) Well, being almost 30 last year, and knowing I could very well endanger my heart again if I was allowed, I wasn't wanting to play games. So I came right out and asked Josh, "What do you want?" He just as plainly said, "I want you"...Fast forward to Saturday, June 6th, 2009.
There we were, sitting on a bench in the Shakespeare garden again. He started talking about when we were here last and I realized what he was referring to. He told me since this is the place I asked him what he wanted. And this was the place he told me, it was me...he wanted to bring me back here to ask me to spend the rest of my life with him. I was beaming already, so all I could say was YES!! We took the long way back to the car and just walked around for a while, but then he wanted to get me home while there was still daylight. Me being me...of COURSE I was going to want to take pictures of the ring and us. So I did =) -see the post below.

Well, there it is. Nothing extravagant, but it was perfect to me and as I said...sentimental to the both of us. He told me in 2001 (before we even dated) that we were going to get married someday. He wasn't kidding! Thanks for reading.


Robyn said...

That is PERFECT! Very romantic.

Lerra said...

How sweet!!!

The Anderson Family said...

I love it Shannon! I am so happy for you too! Life doesn't always need frills and lace to be special. I think your proposal story is perfect!

Kathy said...

He told me when he was 16 maybe 17 years old & we lived in Texas that he was going to marry you one day!