Shaniqua and Ian
How We Met: We were high school sweethearts, that got together at 16 years old and quickly fell head over heels for each other.
How He Asked: He told me we were going to celebrate our anniversary. I had absolutely no idea where we were going I just knew I needed a dress and of course to be dolled up! Ian was supposed to come home and pick me up around 8:00PM so we could be on our way to our surprise date. As I got ready to my surprise around 7:30PM one my best friends, Veronica showed up to my doorstep. She said she wanted to see me off on this little date Ian had prepared. As time passed and several trips to the window looking for my date, Veronica said that she forgot something in the car only to return with a bouquet of roses and a letter addressed from Ian. The letter read:
It has been nearly 8 years since we entered this amazing journey with each other. The memory of our first kiss, first laugh, and the first time I ever laid eyes on you is still fresh in my mind. Every thought of you allows me to relive the happiness and joy you bring to me.
So many times you’ll hear the same advice, “you will know when the person you have in front of you is THE ONE”. Before you even see it or feel it for yourself its impossible to imagine what it feels like to know that there is one single person you can see spending the rest of your life with.
Even through the tough times there is always a bit of hope when I think about the love we share for each other. There is no greater feeling then to know that I have a partner through thick in thin that is willing to do whatever it takes to be together.
I have truly had my last first kiss.
P.S. I know you won’t like this but… Put this on in the car
Veronica then hands me a blindfold. I have no idea what to expect all I know is that Ian isn’t coming. After about 10 minutes in the car I couldn’t contain my nerves and finally we come to a stop. I’m then lead about 100 feet to a place I still have absolutely no idea where it is. Shortly after stopping I hear one of our songs playing “All Of Me” By John Legend and I get a pretty good idea of what is about to happen.
I immediately start crying as I am lead to a gazebo where Ian is standing. He then proceeds to tell me how much he loves me and wants to spend the rest of his life with me. Then he gets down on one knee and asks me to marry him!
Ian surprised me with an engagement party following the proposal and managed to gather all of my friends and family!