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We’ll be unveiling the entries over the next little while as we receive them. Up first: Brittany E., with a cold-weather proposal that is nonetheless very heartwarming:
March 5th, 2013 was a cold and snowy day, here in Wyoming. We had just had a big snow storm, and the whole town was covered in that fluffy, white snowfall. My town is a small town, and we live right next to a mountain. The amount of snow that we were graced with was enough to make our little town look like a picture for a Christmas card. It was beautiful. But it was spring!
My boyfriend, Mike, had been planning to take me on a picnic on the mountain, for the weekend, and the snow was always too cold for me. He drove me up the mountain anyway. On the way up, I kept making suggestions for us to stop at, but he kept turning those down. I was so hungry though! I just wanted to stop anywhere and eat! He could see that I was getting a little frustrated, but he wanted the perfect place to eat, so we could have the perfect view. I thought he was nuts. We are just eating. I hadn’t eaten all day, and I was grouchy, so I finally just made him pull over to a place that most people probably didn’t know was there. It was a small opening, surrounded by trees…and a radio tower. It was the least romantic place on that mountain. But I was so hungry and I didn’t know we needed a romantic place. I had no idea what was about to come.
After we finished eating, Mike suggested that we go on a walk. Again, I refused. “Babe, it’s freezing out there. We also have no idea what is beyond those trees. Let’s just go home,” is what I probably said. I am a big baby when it comes to the cold. However, Mike insisted that we go for a walk, and we made a compromise. We would go for a walk, but in a place that we are both more familiar with.
So, he drove us down to a place that people in our town call “The Falls”. In the summer, and most of spring, it is a small place surrounded by trees that has a little water fall off of the mountain. It is actually beautiful, surrounded by green trees, with a bridge over a small stream that is positioned just in front of the water fall-that is surrounded by rock. It really is a small piece of heaven. We couldn’t drive very close to the place, because it was closed due to the snow. So, we parked the car and got out. Mike wasn’t wearing his coat, so I went to the back seat to get it and he promptly said, “No! I will get it!” I would later find out that that is where he put the ring he proposed to me with.
“Babe, I am right here, it’s fine, I can get you your coat,” I said. He wouldn’t let me get the coat. So he grabbed it himself, and we set off on our small hike to The Falls. On the way, I noticed that Mike was a little quiet, so I tried to see what was going on. He insisted that it was nothing and that he was just thinking. We finally got to the spot. I am very terrified of being on bridges, so Mike had to coax me out to the middle of it, holding my hand the whole way. I felt safe with him though, so when we got to the middle (my least favorite place on a bridge) I was able to relax as he stood there behind me, holding me.
The view that we had was amazing. There was a blanket of snow all around us, covering the trees and the ground. The waterfall was frozen in motion. The only picture that I have of that moment is the one that will be in my mind forever. I turned to Mike and hugged him, and then he took a step back. He started talking about how he wanted me to help him with his plans, and then he got down on one knee. I was like that waterfall, frozen in motion. We both forgot what he said, exactly, except for the ending when he said, “Brittney Elliott, will you marry me?” I grabbed him off the ground and pulled him to me and told him that of course I would.
We didn’t tell very many people right away because I wanted to hold on to that moment, just for myself, for a little bit longer. It was the perfect proposal for me. I am a very private and shy person, so having that intimate moment with just myself and my best friend, and love of my life, was the perfect moment.
- Brittany E.