Isabel and Matt's Marriage Proposal in Cancun
How We Met: We have known each other for about 10 years but have been together for 5 years. I knew he was the one when he stuck by my side through my sudden battle with ovarian cancer when I was 24! I had a major surgery, chemo treatments, the whole nine. He was right there every step of the way reminding me of how beautiful I was and how someday everything would be back to normal!
And he was right. It’s been three years since I finished chemo and I look back and think how wonderful it is to know that in sickness and in health he will always be my sole mate. After many ups and downs life throws at us we know we can do it together. My life with Matt has been truly a dream and I wouldn’t change anything for the world!
How He Asked: He asked while we were on a normal family vacation….or so I thought. We planned a trip to Cancun, MX with my entire family. It was the very first day on the trip we went on a tour to see the pyramids of Chichen Itza one of the seven wonders of the world. We had to ride a bus for two hours to get there and our first stop was to swim in a pot hole. I was having a blast taking pictures of all the scenery, jumping into the water and taking it all in. The next stop was the pyramid tour which was fascinating, beautiful but also very very hot out! After the tour was about to near its end I looked at my mom and said I feel like I’m going to pass out from the heat! She said “No! Lets go get some water” Next thing I know in front of the biggest pyramid everyone posed for a picture then it was our turn. I thought all we were doing was just taking a picture and getting back on the bus. Then he got down on one knee in front of my whole family and a lot of tourist and asked!
I was completely blown away and then the entire day started to make since how everyone was in on it but me. I really felt the love from everyone and the validation of my family that we are doing something great!