It was a normal Sunday. I served at church that morning and my mom asked me what my plans were for the day. Total routine. Todd had asked me a couple days prior if I wanted to go on a picnic, something we hadn’t done in years. When I asked why he simply said, “I figured we would go out to lunch anyway, so why not make it a little date.”
People ask if I was suspicious, which at first, I was. Until people started to throw me off. My mom asked me to clean the bathroom for a bible study Todd and I were hosting that night before I left the house, and she also told me she was going to lunch with Todd’s mom but then had to rush home to start working. I knew she wouldn’t be working on the day Todd proposed, so I let the thought go.
When Todd picked me up he was completely normal. We went to Publix and got lunch and proceeded to go to Alice Wainwright park in Brickell. He seemed bummed that the hurricane did a bit of a number on the park, which I thought was strange considering Todd is so easy going, but I let it slide. We had a wonderful picnic: we saw a manatee, we talked, we laughed, and just had fun.
As we were cleaning up, Todd casually asked if I would pick up the corner of the blanket we were sitting on to put it away. When I picked it up, I turned around and Todd was down on one knee.
At first I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. I figured he must have been picking something up. Until my eyes drifted to what was in his hand.
There we were, in the middle of a park, my best friend and the love of my life down on one knee with the most beautiful ring in between his fingers asking me to spend forever with him.
After bawling my eyes out and choking out a “yes, of course.” I saw him catch someones eye and turned around to see both of our mothers running toward us. This only brought on more tears.
And that is our story- the most beautiful, simple, unique, and ultimately “us” proposal that could have ever transpired. I can’t wait to spend forever with this man.