Marrying My Best Friend
Lonnie and I met in Phoenix while attending college at Grand Canyon University, but we both grew up in Colorado. We were driving back to Colorado for winter break, and decided to drive all through the night and arrive back home early in the morning. As we were passing through Silverthorne, one of our favorite Colorado mountain towns, Lonnie pulled into an area that we always love to stop in.
It was about 5:30am, and was a frigid 4 degrees. He suggested we stop at Starbucks to get a hot coffee, so I agreed and afterwards we pulled into a parking spot next to our favorite bridge in town that crosses the river. All the trees were lit up for the holiday season, and it was very Romantic. He then suggested that we let our coffee's cool off by going outside and going to our favorite bridge. So we scurried over to the bridge, both shivering and shaking our coffee cups. He then proceeded to say, "Camille, I want to spend the rest of my life with you...", but before he could get the rest out, he then suggested we go back to the car because of how cold it was.
Although I was a little confused at this point, trying to figure out what his next move was, I went along with it! After getting back in the car, I asked if we were going to continue our drive, in which he implied that there was a question that he wanted to ask me, and proceeded in his proposal. He pulled the ring out of his pocket, and asked me to marry him! I said yes of course, after I was able to wipe my tears of pure joy away. I found out that he decided not to propose on the bridge because he was afraid to drop the ring in the river.
Despite everything, it was the perfect proposal and the intimacy made it one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I love this man and I am so excited to spend the rest of my life with him!
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