A Daring Proposal On A Plane
“We’d been dating about a year, lots of drama from my family who didn’t approve. We had been arguing for a couple of days and as far as I knew, we’d broken up. I was pretty heartbroken. Then he showed up at my apartment late at night with champagne and a red rose and asked me to marry him. I was shocked. Told him I’d think about it and after a week or so, told him no because if we were ready to break up, it wasn’t a good idea to get married. We stayed together though, worked on just having fun and being happy together. I also sorted out the issues with my family (told them they didn’t get to control my life) and we eventually moved in together.
Six months later, I remember he was asking me to make a compromise about something and I said, ‘Well, that’s something you should ask your wife, not your girlfriend.’ About two months later he surprised me with a proposal (we were on an airplane and he had arranged for the pilot ask the question over the speakers so the entire cabin could hear — that took a lot of confidence). I practically dove under the seat I was so surprised and when I sat up there were several flight attendants, flowers, my boyfriend, a ring in my face and an entire cabin cheering. I said yes after being reminded to breathe and that it would be appropriate to answer. The pilot announced my answer and the cabin cheered again. We were married within 6 months and recently celebrated our 16 year anniversary with our 3 children.”