I wanted to share this story now that it is still fresh in my mind. If you knew me and my boyfriend, you would know how unconventional, not traditional, play by our rules type of couple we are. Still, the idea of marriage, a higher commitment, a sign of forever love never left my mind, after all every one deserves their own happily ever after.
We went on a much needed vacation that my boyfriend gifted us for Christmas, I was ecstatic, we get to go on a beach vacation, I was ready to go! Of course we had to plan it out and get tickets, find a resort, etc., so April it was. We chose Cancun as our beach destination, we both are Mexican, we love Mexico and it was the first place we went on vacation together. The second day we arrived, my bf nonchalantly suggested a stroll on the beach and of course I was up for it. We kept strolling down the beach but I noticed my bf kept lagging behind me, I kept looking back because we weren't walking together like normal couples do, it was strange but I shrugged it off. We got far along on the beach, there was no one around and he called my name out. I turned around, thinking something was wrong, and there he was on one knee, I was speechless. He said "Vanessa, will you marry me?" The first words out of my mouth were, "are you serious?" not in a hypocritical tone but more in disbelief. I nodded yes and put out both my hands because at this point I couldn't even remember my name. In the spirit of us, I loved the whole thing, I was awkwardly excited, he was nervous, all in the most beautiful and surprisingly private backdrop of the ocean. I couldn't have planned it better myself.
I love how my fiance gifted me this moment, he thought enough of me and us to make this already special place that is Cancun even more special. At 29, could it have happened sooner? No, everyone is different and all couples take that step in their own time. I'm a big believer that everything happens for a reason and things fall into place when they are supposed to. I believe our relationship is strong enough, mature enough now to handle what comes ahead. I am so happy and excited for this journey growing old with my best friend, my love, my everything.
Do you have an engagement story? or what would be your dream engagement? Let me know!