Reading Lee Ann's blog today inspired me...and I realized TODAY is my 8th year proposal anniversary!
8 years ago today, I was tricked! Really...
I was working at the church office, where we were gearing up for the annual high school ministry winter retreat. Dave, my boss, said hey Eryn, I need you to drive to Camp Eagle Fern and look it over. I hear they've made some renovations this year and I want to know what we're up against....
Eryn "WHAT? We go to that camp every year for the past 15 years...really? We know what the cabins are like! But OK.
Eryn"Gee Dave, can I take somebody with me?"
Dave "Sure, I don't care"
Eryn "hey, can I take my boyfriend (who I thought was NEVER going to propose) Matt?"
Dave "sure, I don't care!"
Off we went. A random Monday afternoon. It was POURING down rain. We went to camp eagle fern.
all the same. Whatever Dave...
Matt "hey, let's go for a walk..."
Eryn "it's pouring down rain...let's just go!"
Matt "come on..."
We walk. Matt's talking about the great memories over the years of being students at this camp...yada yada. Then, he starts telling more specifics about a day in high school at a retreat...during quite time, at this waterfall. We turn and start going up the hill to this waterfall. It was wet. and muddy.
matt "I knew that day, when I found the girl I wanted to marry, I'd bring her here to ask her to marry me"
Eryn (in my head) "maybe someday that'll be me!"
matt reaches in his pocket and pulls out a little black box...
Eryn (in my head) "Oh my goodness! That's what he's doing!!"
I started shaking so much...literally knees knocking together. Matt though I was going to fall down the big muddy hill. So, he held me up and opened the box. He told me he loved me and wanted to spend forever with me.
We drove back home...I kept saying, "I should call _____" he'd say, "oh, just wait a little while"
When we got home to my folks house, it was FULL of people and a surprise engagement party! (I looked GREAT. Rain, mud, smudgy mascara)
It was a day I'll never ever forget! (I'd post pics, but that was in my predigital era)