Nine months ago almost to the day G took me on our first date. We went to the top of Mt. Nebo. We just talked and talked and had the best time. I remember thinking I have never met anyone in my life that I could have such good conversations with so easily.
A few days later we graduated from college and I temporarily went home for about 3 weeks. I could not get my mind off of him. We continued to talk constantly. On May 31st I moved to Central Arkansas where I would coincidently start a job at the same place as G.
We continued dating and having the time of our lives. I told my dad it is just so fun being around him every day. It never gets old. I know you don’t want me to get all mooshy on you, but it literally felt like I was in a dream. I was just waiting to wake up, but thankfully it never stopped being anything less than amazing.
Fast forward almost exactly 9 months later. G decides to celebrate Valentine’s Day two days early, since on the real Valentine’s Day it was supposed to rain. He took me on a ‘secret date.’ It’s just my personality to try and figure out everything, but this time I just decided to go with it. Well not without a few questions.. only a few. We drove and chatted and sang and danced (like all of our roadtrips) until I eventually figured out we were going to the top of Mt. Nebo. I mentioned on the way up how the first time we went up there we played 20 questions, and G said “well let’s play again tonight.”
We got up there and enjoyed the scenery and our BBQ sandwiches we had picked up on the way. Then we started playing 20 questions. I noticed that G’s questions were so serious, and most of mine were just questions like “What is your favorite all time movie?”
After a few rounds it was G’s turn and he asked “Are you ready?” and I said “to go?” and he said “no for this…..” I watched as he knelt down on one knee and with the sweetest look on his face said “Gentry, Will you marry me?” The next moments were filled with shock. I just stood there waiting for him to get up because I thought he was just kidding. Finally he said “what is your answer?” and I said “YES!” Then, he pulled out the most beautiful ring! Ahhhh!
So today I feel like that little kid on the youtube video saying “Is this real life?!” And I am so excited that it is.