Many of you dont know the story behind the famous question so I thought I would share since it happened a year ago today! :)
2 Days after I went on a date with my dad, Ethan had asked if we could hang out all day Sunday. Of course I said Yes! He told me to be ready at 9:00am!
At 9 his friend Micah was there to pick me up. Now Micah was dressed in all black including the sunglasses, he played the part just perfectly. But I was a little confused and frustrated as to why Ethan was no where to be found but I enjoyed the moment!
Micah and I walked out of the house to find a nice black car that I was to ride in the back seat of… Now this was kind of nice. But then Micah asked for my phone and wallet…. This was gunna be different not having a phone and all… lol
So we were off and a few minutes into the drive he says “What if we stopped and got some breakfast on our way to our location?” being kind I was like sure, thinking it would be some place like McDonalds. But then he suggest Bread Winners in Dallas so we parked. I ask for a table for 3 thinking surely Ethan will show up. Oh but Micah corrects me and says no just for 2. “Really?” I thought. Then this arm came around me and grabbed Micah. Not that I could do much but I was ready to fight! Haha only to turn around and see Ethan!
They will tell you that I was a blonde and was asking if they knew that each other was here. They say it was all planned!
So Ethan and I shared a nice breakfast outside, after breakfast he gave me a rose and read a card to me that ended with… “In pursuit of your heart…”
We finished breakfast and I was excited because I thought we would be together the rest of the day but Micah was standing outside this back car with his arms crossed looking just like security! He came and placed me in the back seat. Then went and shook Ethan’s hand. Only to draw more attention people were coming out to look and see who I was because I must be someone famous! Haha! Oh what a first stop!!!
So Micah and I were off… We headed back to Southlake to the Town Square… He says we are going into Barnes and Noble to burn time and just to catch up but he needs to make one quick stop so we hook a sharp left and we are in a salon. Where I find out, I will be receiving a facial.
Oh what a treat! Plus it came with a foot massage as well as a hand massage! I could get used to this! ;)
I told the lady I think I am getting engaged after this so please no oils in my hair. She did amazing! ;)
At the end, I freaked out realizing I had no phone or wallet what if I finished early. Only to my comfort do I walk out and see a friendly face, Hannah. Now, some would say I asked why she was there…. (some might say, I am a blonde)
Well we were off to the next stop which was at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens where I had a picnic with Ethan. I really thought now was the time he would pop the question… To my surprise he handed me a second rose and read the 2nd card and it shared with me that he was still in pursuit for my heart! :)
Hannah then took me back to my parents house… I thought I was done for the day. I talked with them for a little bit. Then my mom took me into her huge bathroom that was decorated with candles, and rose petals, and soft music. Plus another letter and rose.
The letter informed me that my clothes were picked out and that my date would pick me up at 4pm sharp.
Well I enjoyed slowly getting ready. My mom did my make up, both my sister-in-laws were there as well as my granny. Plus, My mom let me wear her special pearls! :) This was such a special moment for me.
Most of you are probably thinking I had it all figured out by now but let me side track for a moment.
During this time my mother asked me if I knew. I shared with her that I thought he was going to because there was no way to top this day! She told me if those were my expectations then I was not to be going out and she would call Ethan and we could stay here and order a pizza. Well I asked her for some time and told her that I would be fine! Well that threw me off because I have never known my mother to be such a good liar. ;)
If I may let me side track again. I began writing to Ethan when I felt that he was my husband, so that day I wrote to him. In this writing was the first time I said I love you to him. I also shared with him how through him I have felt God’s love in a greater way, and how grateful I am for him. I gave him this journal on our wedding day! It was a really sweet thing! :)
Ok back to the story! Well for the first time I was ready at exactly 4pm! :) The doorbell rang and I ran to get it and my mom said wait let me get the camera! So I thought oh yes it has to be Ethan! But to my surprise, my 4 o’clock date was my father! :) (I might have a shed a tear or two…)
We were then escorted around by Josh. Josh took us to the Dallas Galleria. My father then lead me into Tiffany’s. He bought me a necklace while telling me that he didn’t want me to leave the night without a piece of jewelry. He also told me that Ethan and not gotten the ring yet so he was not proposing tonight!
My father then took me to Five Guys and Fries there in the mall. Which if I might add we did look a little out of place! :) We shared a burger which now I am so glad we did! :)
We were then picked up by Josh and taken to South Side in Dallas. We went down stairs which looked like we were walking into a warehouse. I looked at my dad asking where are you taking me, But he didn’t seem to know either so he looked a little shocked as well! Or he was a great actor! haha!
We walked into the most beautiful room! The room was decorated with flowers, candles and a piano! I saw Ethan all dressed up in his suit! :) I kissed my dad goodbye then went onto the stage where Ethan and I began to dance. (more like rocked, because we were both shaking…)
Ethan told me how much he cared about me and said “I love you” for the first time!
Side track: While Ethan and I were in our dating season, Ethan would always say “In due time…”
Ok back to the story so he said, “You know how I always say, In due time?, Well its due time…”
I being me, jumped back and loudly said “OMG, No Way!” I was shocked but everyone that was spying on us thought I said no way as my answer! Humorous!
But of course I said “YES!” We shared our first kiss and just enjoyed the moment!
My parents and a few of our family and friends came out and congratulated us! My parents prayed a blessing over us!
We told everyone bye, then Ethan and I stayed there and ate dinner. Which we weren’t too hungry after all of that!
We then were escorted back to my parents house only to be surprised by many friends and family!
We are so blessed by great family and friends!
All that to say, I said YES to the best question ever… Which lead to the best day of my life…. My wedding day! Which lead… to spending the rest of my life with my best friend as well as the love of my life! :)