...I had just graduated from OBU and was about to start beauty school. And my family took a summer trip to MAUI, HAWAII! I had been once before, but this time was special because Matt came along with us!
We had been dating for almost 5 years, and had been long distance for last 2 years. I knew that we would be getting engaged soon, but I DID NOT know it was going to be on the 4th of July!
We were at a luau with my family when the fireworks started. We walked down to the beach to get a closer view and the next thing I know...Matt is down on one knee!! My parents were about 20 feet away and I am SO thankful they were there to capture these priceless photos!
I remember thinking that I was just dreaming or maybe he was just playing a joke on me. I was so shocked! I am not a crier but as soon as he was on his knee, I was crying! It was so dark I couldn't even see the ring but I of course said YES!!
I love this man more than ever! He has been such a HUGE support for me the past year. Matt is truly my best friend and I can't imagine spending a single day of my life without him!
The 4th of July has always been a favorite holiday of mine and it will forever now hold a very special memory! Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Independence day!