Samantha and Jason

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How We Met:Jason and I have been together for 5 years now. We’ve had many ups and downs due to many different things in our lives. We knew it would be difficult when we first started dating. My parents were our toughest struggle. It was a lot of “I can’t do this” “I have to check with my parents” or “let me ask.”

All coming from me to him, I was always afraid that he may just think “you know what? I don’t need this,” but nope never. It was always answers like “we got this” “we will make this work no matter what” or “I will always love you and make sure to never lose you” that made me fall in love with him. After a couple of years of dating, Jason and my parents developed a relationship I had been waiting for.

How He Asked: Jason had been bugging me about my days off at work for a couple of weeks, and honestly I was a little annoyed with him. I gave him dates for the next month to have him leave me alone. Then a week before the actual proposal he told me to keep Wednesday August 12, 2015 free because he had a special surprise for me.  I am not so good with surprises; I continuously asked him “What are we doing?” “Where are we going?” or “What is the surprise?” he never gave in, so I just let it go.

The morning of I was to be ready to leave by 6AM, being that I was excited, I had no problem. We hopped on a boat to Catalina Island, where we had our very first trip together as a couple. We spent the day at the island, the weather was great, the day was awesome, drove around the island until it was time to go Parasailing. As we were getting ready to go parasailing, they had called 10 minutes before our appointment to tell him we wouldn’t be able to go because it was too windy and the waves were rough.

I was fine with the idea considering I am afraid of heights. He insisted on doing it still, so after everything I said fine. We got on the boat to go “parasailing,” I noticed we had no equipment on the boat to go parasailing. So I asked him, “where is our life vest and all the equipment?”  He smiled and started laughing and the boat had stopped in the middle of the ocean.

He then stood up and started telling me how in love he is with me and how much it would mean to him to spend the rest of his life with me. How he wanted to start the rest of our lives together forever. He got down on one knee, and asked me to be his wife. In shock, called him a “liar” and then said YES!

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