Our engagement started out as the one that almost didn’t happen. I moved to West Texas, because I was engaged to someone else. He was in the military and I had found out quickly that long distance relationships are different once you are class. We broke up and shortly after that I met the man that I knew I would marry. Of course, after ending a serious relationship, I wasn’t really ready to jump into another one. But this guy, was one persistent guy. Stopping by at the house, constantly calling, flowers EVERY Friday…. I couldn?t resist his innocent charm, and eventually we fell in love.
Holidays are very important to me. I knew that he had been working on something special, but I wasn’t sure what. And no amount of asking for hints or wheedling would get any information out of him. All I did know, was it was to happen on Saturday before Valentines Day and that we had to take a car ride to get there. So you can imagine the thoughts in my head when my mom tells me that on Friday, the day before what was supposed to be my Valentine?s day present, that he has been emailing my mom pictures of jewelry etc. Ok, so I ask what is going on here?
It turns out that some kind of weird freaky wind storms had blown up in our area and the FAA has cancelled all flights of small airplanes for Saturday before Valentine?s Day. So there he was 24 hours from popping the question, and now he had a "no go." The next Saturday rolls around… We go to the private airport. There is a pilot waiting there for me. We take off, and the pilot starts showing us the sites. The pilot points out a local vineyard. She tells me to look over to the left, that she thinks there might be a message for me there. Oh my gosh, there is. Written in these gigantic WHITE LETTERS are the words, MARRY ME!!! He got down on one knee in the plane and asked again. Of course, I said yes. Upon landing we were escorted to the vineyard and given a tour of the gardens and wine to toast and celebrate the occasion.
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El Paso, TX