A couple weeks ago Omar and I decided to book a last minute vacation while we both had some spare time before the busy summer season snuck up on us. After two and a half years of dating, we finally went on our first vacation together. Our trip down to Harrison Hot Springs this past weekend turned out to be more memorable/exciting than originally planned. What started as a mini vacay to celebrate Omar completing another semester in his Masters Program ended up being one of the happiest moments in my life.
Our Saturday began as planned. We soaked in the springs, had a couples massage, walked along the beach… I made jokes the whole day about how I thought it was about time I “leveled up” as a girlfriend and became his fiance. Later that evening we went out for dinner and that’s when my whole world was about to change.
After dinner, we made our way back to our room. Omar asked me to stand out on the balcony for a little while and take in our last night. As we stood there, he asked me to close my eyes as he place a folded piece of paper in my hand. If you don’t know this already, Omar is prone to false alarms, so I thought he had written me a sweet love letter. The moment I was allowed to open my eyes will be forever burned into my memory. As I opened the paper, I realized it was blank. I turned it around then noticed in the top , left hand corner was a picture of a ring. My heart stopped. I looked up at him, not knowing what to say as he got down on bended knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him – and I said YES!
I already know what you are thinking, yes, he proposed to me with a picture of a ring. After many hugs, squeals and happy tears, we made our way back inside where I found out he had bought me a ring a few months back. He had planned on proposing in August but decided he was having such a great time away that he called his mom while I was sleeping to send him a photo of the ring so he could propose the next day. I am still in shock and can’t believe I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend.
Since Omar proposed late at night while I looked like a hot mess, I forced him to the beach to re-create the proposal for memories sake the next day. Yes we look cheesy, but he proposed to me with a piece of paper, so I think it fits in just fiiiiine 😉
I finally got my ring last night, and I am proud to say, Omar picked it out all by himself. Is it not the prettiest ring you have ever seen?! He never got it sized and I had a little cinderella moment when it slipped onto my finger perfectly.
Omar. My fiance! I hope you know how much you mean to me. I still can’t believe that we’re engaged and that this is really happening! You bless my life in more ways than I can count and I am so excited to be on this journey with you as it takes us to our wedding day and beyond! I LOVE YOU in more ways than you will ever know.
Now to plan a wedding!