August 1st, 2015 was the best day of my life… so far. It was the day that the love of my life agreed to spend the rest of her life with me. But getting there, brought some of my most stressful months in my life. The below picture was about 2 minutes before I was about to do it, you can see how worried I was right up to it.
It’s not what you think, I wasn’t worried she would say no. I knew Samantha wanted to marry me, we have talked about it many times before. I wasn’t nervous that I was making the right choice because I have known for years that this woman is my soulmate. I was stressed and anxious because for the first time in our relationship, I was sneaking around and lying to my girl. In order for me to pull off the perfect surprise proposal, I needed to be sneaky and not tell her sooooo many things. Which is so against my nature. I am typically a horrible liar, but I had to learn to be a good one so she wouldn’t find anything out.
So how long has this been going on? Officially since March, when I decided exactly how I was going to do it, details and all. Then in May, I asked for permission to marry her from her grandparents (and got a yes!), bought the ring and made sure every single one of our family and friends knew that I was proposing and when I was going to do it. Since March, I have had to consciously think about every word that came out of my mouth when talking to her to make sure that I don’t blow the surprise. I had to be careful of her being near or on my phone to make sure that she didn’t see something she wasn’t supposed to. I had to sneak around with my sister to get dance moves choreographed and say I was on a business trip. I had to hide the ring since early June in my best friend’s bedroom so she wouldn’t find it. I had to hope that I got the right size after there was some back and forth that she would want a bigger ring size. I had to hope that nobody was going to let anything slip. I had to make sure her nails were done that day, she liked the outfit she was wearing and that she didn’t notice that 20 of our closest family and friends were outside waiting for us around 6 PM on Saturday. All without her finding out.
Thankfully, other than a few technical glitches, everything was perfect. Samantha was completely and totally surprised. The weather was beautiful. She cried. I cried. Our friends and family cried. It was the most special and amazing moment of my life. I will never forget each moment and tiny detail, but at the same time it all seems a blurry whirlwind of emotion. I am so thankful to each and every person that helped me to get to our day. I am so thankful that they wanted to be a part of it. Especially Sam’s family including her grandparents, despite the crazy things that have happened with other family members. The moment was completely and totally perfect and I wouldn’t have changed anything. We laughed together and we cried together and we fell deeper in love all over again. I didn’t see anyone else but Samantha the entire time I was proposing. Like I said, it was the best day of my life… so far.
To watch the proposal in it’s entirety click this link.
We are overwhelmed with the amount of calls, texts, facebook posts/messages and more from our friends and family congratulating us. It feels truly special to be alive right now and truly special that I get to spend my life with my soulmate. I want to thank everyone again for being so supportive and helping us to get where we are today. We couldn’t have done it without all of the love and support from everyone.
Always remember as my good friend Katie Cingari said to day of our proposal: “Love is love.”