Krista and Justin

How He Asked: We had been dating since we were 17. Last October we were going to Aruba and I had a feeling he was going to propose there. I dressed up every night, curling my hair, anxiously waiting for him to ask those four simple words. On one of the last days of the trip, we rented ATV’s and drove them over two hours to the other end of the tropical island. I was walking along the shoreline of this famous deserted beach and when I turned around, Justin was on one knee, pulling the ring out of his pocket. It was the moment I had been waiting for my whole life. He used my mother’s original engagement ring, making it wildly sentimental.

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I later picked out this all natural gray raw diamond ring. You know the saying, “Anything worth having is worth waiting for.” I still look over at the sparkler, in shock, that I actually have my dream ring.

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