1) How It All Happened

Greg and I went to Blues Alley, a jazz club
in DC, with some of our friends on Friday night. After leaving
Blues Alley a few of us went over to Juste Lounge in DC for a little
while. All night we were taking group pictures/pictures with other
people. So, I didn’t think for a moment that this night would be
the night he would propose. Well, we finally leave DC and we’re
on our way home when Greg tells me he has a surprise for me. I
was thinking that it was a Valentine’s Day gift because we didn’t
do anything this year due to Greg having to work. Anyway, we finally
get to the door and Greg blindfolds me before letting me come in.
Once he was sure that I wasn’t peeking and that I really couldn’t
see anything he let me in and directed me to the spot he wanted
me to be at. Then, he starts to sing a song he wrote…

"Someone to love you, it’s the greatest gift in the worldSomeone
to kiss you, and is proud to be your girl

Someone to hold
you, to feel the passion they possess,

Someone to
touch you, to feel the life in their caress.

When I was
a child, I acted like a child

When I was a child, I thought
like a child

But when I became a man,
I put those childish things away

And now
that I’ve become a man, I am proud to truly say:

Take your
blindfold off…

(At this point I’m following instructions
and I remove the blindfold. I look around and look to my right
and notice a huge portrait.
The first thing that catches my eye is my face because it was
at the top of the portrait. Then, as my eyes scroll down the portrait
I am captured by an image of Greg down on his knees holding a
ring, which is sparkling in a little black box. Instantaneously
I began to cry because I realized what was happening. All this
time, Greg is still singing his song to me…)

Take your blindfold

And open up your heart to the possibilities
of you and me

Will you
marry me, will you be my wife and queen?

I’m the only one
for you, and you’re the only one for me

we can stand, we can conquer anything

Just promise that
you’ll be my wife

And I’ll treasure you for all
our lives

We can climb any mountain,
cross any sea

Together you and I can
conquer anything

Will you marry me, be my

Will you marry me, be my wife? (Repeat)

Toward the end of the song,
Greg gets down on his knee and is performing the act of the portrait.
I’m still in tears so I can’t verbally
say yes. But, I shake my head and I burst into more tears when
he puts on the ring. When I thought it was all said and done,
Greg pulled out a coupon I had given him about two years ago on
1 year anniversary, which read:

"This ticket is good for my hand in marriage

(Better hold on to this
one for a couple of years)"

I cried and cried and cried. I am now no longer
Priscilya Marie "my
girl", I am officially Priscilya Marie, "my fiance’"

Proposal Story By:

Priscilya Hawkes

Silver Spring, MD

The founder and president of Diamond Cutters International, is one of the worlds top diamond experts, as well as a three-time Guinness Book record holder in jewelry design.
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