After five and a half years Aaron popped the question!!
I was (still am) enjoying my beach vacation with Abby and her family when Abby started to get text messages from a source she would not divulge. After a bit of thinking I figured out it must be Aaron although I couldnt quite figure out why.
Now anyone who knows Aaron knows he loves surprises, even showing up when you're not expecting him. So it was not a huge surprise when he showed up at the front door a few hours later.
After a brownie and homemade ice cream Abby, Aaron and I went for a walk on the beach. We had a great time hanging out and talking and had walked quite a ways before we decided to turn around and head back. On the way back I went off to check the temperature of the water. Aaron took this opportunity to tell Abby that he was going to propose and that she could take pictures. I knew she was there but somehow in the moment I forgot where she was or what she was doing.
Aaron pulled a poem out of his pocket that he wrote for me and began to read it. It started all the way back with Chrysalis and the nerf darts from the night we really noticed each other and ended with him asking me to marry him. After he read the poem he pulled the box out of his back pocket, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
I am so thankful for the way God orchestrated everything. It fit us perfectly!