On October 24, 2015, Yung and I got engaged. It happened on a cool fall evening near Mendocino, California, where we were visiting for a friend’s wedding. On that particular afternoon, we were planning on taking a short hike at the Jug Handle State Reserve. We walked around while Yung took photos and tried to find a good spot to set up the tripod and get a picture of us. Little did I know, he was looking for the perfect place to propose.
After I read the paper, I still wasn’t sure what exactly was going on, if this was actually happening to me, if anything was actually happening at that moment, or if it was all a dream. All I thought was, “hm, what a nice note. Is he going to propose? Is this really going to happen today?!?!? Why is he asking me what I want for dinner?” (He really did, right in the middle of everything).
But seconds later, everything became clear as Yung got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was a moment I have memorized and will never forget–a moment I have been dreaming of, and waiting my whole life to experience.
Through all of life’s ups and downs, I know our love and commitment to one another will be everlasting and I find great comfort in that. We have been given an incredible story, and we intend to live our lives together to the fullest.