BunchesDirect is currently running a contest for the best engagement story we can find. The winner will receive a $1000 Shopping Spree for Wedding Flowers from BunchesDirect!
We’ll be unveiling the entries over the next little while as we receive them. HERE’S CATHERINE’S ENTRY, A STORY wHICH AFFIRMS THAT LOVE, INDEED, DOES CONQUER ALL OBSTACLES.
I first met my fiance online while deployed to Afghanistan. I had just had my heart broken by a man to whom I’d been dating for years. I was completely devastated, and I vowed to never love again. We met on Facebook through a mutual friend. He always had a kind, funny or sarcastic word that lifted my spirits even in the most difficult times. We became instant friends. We’d message each other while I sat huddled in a bunker during rocket attacks. He listened to my concerns about my Soldiers traveling through dangerous parts of the country and on me each time I traveled through dangerous battlespace. After I returned from Afghanistan, we met in person in Antigua where we began to fall for each other. Several months later, we decided to forge a serious relationship. He moved from Belgium to the States to take a year of law school, and to spend time with me. For Christmas, he bought me the Complete Works of Shakespeare because of our shared love for Shakespeare. On Christmas Eve, while we were reading Romeo and Juliet together, as I read these words:
“Three words, dear Romeo, and good night indeed.
If that thy bent of love be honourable,
Thy purpose marriage, send me word to-morrow,
By one that I’ll procure to come to thee,
Where and what time thou wilt perform the rite;
And all my fortunes at thy foot I’ll lay
And follow thee my lord throughout the world.”
He dropped to one knee and asked me to be his wife. He is my prince and the love of my life. He rescued me from a life of loneliness, and gave me a place in his heart.
I will love him always!