Sonya and Michael

Sonya's Proposal in Festival of Lights

How We Met

Michael and I met in our middle school gym class when I was fourteen and he was fifteen. I immediately knew this guy was different and I just had to meet him. Being the nosey person I am, I heard him talking about sharks and how they circle their prey. I did just that I circled my prey until he took notice. He later told me that is what made me stand out from the other girls, I did things my own way, not caring what anyone else thought. That became the theme of our relationship , we do things our own way. In 2013, our family grew by one, our son Atticus James. Together, we make an adventure out of life.

How He Asked

We were looking at Christmas lights at Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Tx. A holiday tradition we started a few years ago when our son Atticus was a baby. Michael suggested to get a better picture we go closer to the light installations, then atticus said ” Mommy close your eyes” , I did and when I opened them … Michael was on one knee ! He said ” I want to spend the rest of my life with you, Will you marry me ? ” I of course said yes !

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