I have not been here long, but as many of you know I was engaged but we were keeping it within only close family and friends until the ring came and he got in his "proposal".
Last weekend we went to his home town for his cousin's wedding. The wedding was absolutely beautiful one of the nicest I've been to. My daughter danced till she was so tired she could barely move.
The morning after his cousin's wedding he took me out to hike at his favorite nature preserve near his home town and gave me an unexpected but perfect proposal in the woods. He chose this spot because of my feelings that I am closest to god when I'm in nature. He also knows I absolutely love dragonflies, this preserve is filled with them! We went for a hike on a path that went through the woods and saw birds, dragonflies, caterpillars, turtle eggs, and lots of frogs. He led us down a dirt path off the main one into the woods and on our way back he sat me down on a log and told me to close my eyes and open my hands that he saw something he thought I'd like (note I'd been picking up pine cones, rocks, sniffing wild flowers, and taking photos this whole time). He placed in my hand a Jizai silver rhinosaurus beatle box, inside was the ring. When I pulled out the ring he took it and got down on one knee and proposed then asked my daughter's permission. It was beautiful, and my daughter witnessed it sand her giving him her permission to marry me when he asked her which was very special. I couldnt have asked for a more perfect proposal than the one he gave.
The ring is a celestial compass cut purple sapphire set in a custom Krikawa Dragonfly setting. We chose this setting because we both love dragonflies, and it was one I'd loved for a while. Dragonflies also have a special meaning to me in particular since my grandmother died in 2006. Whenever I'm down I typically go for a walk or run if I see a dragonfly even if its a photo in a book I always find inner peace since her death. In away I feel its her way of looking over me, which he knew. Taking me to the preserve was his way of trying to incorporate her since she and I were so very close.
The word has now been spread and we are excited to announce to all of our family and friends that we are getting married next October. I couldnt ask for a better more loving partner.