Stephanie and Thomas
How We Met
It was a beautiful September day, and I was home recovering from a bad car accident. In pain, I figured I would go tanning to release the pressure in my back. While waiting for my bed to be cleaned, a tall and brolic firefighter walked in to do the fire inspection of the store. I knew I just had to talk to him. After 45 minutes of flirting and conversing, I gave him my number. Within minutes of walking away from him, I found myself thinking of him. We started texting and the rest is history!
How He Asked
After my divorce, I truly never thought I would find love again. Divorced and 28 years old, I felt so alone. I was a damsel in distress and my Prince Charming came to save me. I constantly called Tom my Prince Charming, so it was very fitting that he proposed to me at the most magical place on earth: Disney World. We arrived in Disney on Wednesday morning and spent the first two days going to Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios.
We were having so much fun going on all the rides and seeing all the attractions, it didn’t even cross my mind that he was going to propose the next day. When we got to the Magic Kingdom, it started to downpour. Like normal Florida weather, the rain was on and off all day. When there was a break in the clouds, Tom found a spot by Cinderella’s Castle that was remote and said let’s take some pictures here. He went and grabbed a Disney photographer, and she started taking pictures of just me looking out at the castle. When she told me to turn around, there was my Prince Charming, on his knee with the most beautiful ring I have ever seen.
With tears in both of our eyes, he told me that he can’t live without me and that I am his everything, and then he popped the question! With tears streaming down my face, I yelled yes and we embraced each other. We heard cheers and claps from people who walked past us, it melted my heart. June 23rd, 2018 truly was the most magical day of my life. My Prince Charming gave me the happily ever after I always dreamed of, and I was so thankful that Disney was there to capture the whole thing! To top it all off, when we went to get our Disney Just Engaged pins, the clouds cleared even more, and there was a perfect rainbow across the sky. It put my whole life into perspective; it doesn’t rain forever, and the sun will come out again when you wish upon a star!