Rachel and Daniel

IMG_6907How we met: I met Daniel when I was in the 9th grade. He was visiting my church and I, along with all my friends, thought he was the cutest thing and had the biggest crush on him. Never in a million years did I think that I would see him again 8 years later and be engaged to him!

How he asked: We were spending the day in St. Joseph, MI trying to soak up the last bit of summer. We walked the beach, toured the pier, did some shopping and was finishing the night off eating dinner overlooking the water. When dinner ended Daniel asked me if I wanted to go back down to the beach and walk till sunset. Once we got to the water he put his arm around me and began telling me how much he loved me and how happy I have made him the last year that we have been together. I felt like the happiest girl in the world just to be in that moment with him. He let go of me and I began to continue walking the beach. I felt a tug at my hand and turned around to see Daniel down on one knee holding a ring box. I was instantly brought to tears and all of the worries of my world suddenly fled because I knew that we were a team from here on out.  I rushed into his arms and forgot to answer the most important question in my life. He repeated himself again once I left his embrace. “Rachel, will you marry me?”, he asked. I instantly interrupted him and replied, “YES!”

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