3) Valentine's Day Weekend

Valentine’s Day Weekend – Friday night I met
with Jessica’s parents at 6:00 and left the house around 6:45,
Jessica arrived home from college unknowingly at 7:15.
Saturday I "kidnapped" Jessica at 12:30 and we got in
the car and just drove. We went to Ocean City, MD (a 3 and a half
hour trip) for dinner reservations at 5:30. She had no idea where
we were headed, but trusted me enough to take her wherever I wanted
to go. We got there at 4:30 and went for a short walk on the Boardwalk
before dinner.

Jessica asked if we could take a walk on the
beach later and of course I said yes – after dinner. We went back
the restaurant "Windows on the Bay" and in the car before
we went in I gave her a necklace with a pendant that had come with
the ring. She loved it and we went upstairs and were greeted with
a table overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Appetizers came around
5:40… the sunset came around 5:45 and lit up the sky in a bright
red and orange. It was just clear enough to give a beautiful glow
to the sky. We ate (I had stuffed flounder, she had shirmp and
scallop pasta) and afterward we started driving back down toward
5th street for our walk on the beach. On the way (the restaurant
was on 61st) I mentioned that I had more suprises back at my apartment
for her and she remarked that she was not sure anything else could
make it more perfect or more romantic.

We parked at the "Boardwalk" gateway
and went onto the beach. We walked along the shore and just talked
and held hands for a while and finally started to walk back. As
we walked back she asked if we could sit down for a while. I was
wearing corduroy pants, so I didn’t think it was such a great idea.
We stood there for a while and we were getting ready to walk back
to the boardwalk when I noticed that the sky was overcast and asked
Jessica if she had noticed. She looked up and saw that there were
no stars in the sky. I then told her that the reason there were
no stars in the sky is because I took the stars and made them shine
in… (I pulled out the box and hit my knee)… this, the ring.
She started giggling uncontrollably and nervously. I told her I
had already asked her parents who gave there blessing and asked
if she would marry me. She did manage to say yes and I put the
ring on her finger and we just hugged and kissed each other. We
stood there for a while and held each other while she was just
giggling and shaking. She told me how much she loved me and I told
her how much I loved her too.

The night was perfect. We walked
back to the boardwalk and she finally got to see the ring in
the lights. She kept looking at me and getting overjoyed. We sat
the bench for about 20 minutes and watched people pass by and
enjoyed the moment. We then got in the car and went back to my
(another 3 1/2 hour drive) and when we got to my apartment she
was greeted with some smaller tokens of Valentine’s Day affection
and my entire living room was cleared out (furniture and all)
and set up to resemble a beach (pictures on the wall, CD of ocean
seashells, beach ball, beach towels). It was perfect.

Proposal Story By:

Martin Herbert

Charles Town, WV

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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