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An amazing surprise

My boyfriend (at the time) lived in Montana and I in West Virginia, so we had a very long distance relationship. It worked ok but we didn’t get to see each other as often as I wanted. As we got closer I began to wonder if we were going to take our relationship to the next level or if he was planning an engagement anytime soon. The tough part was waiting long periods of time between when we would get to see each other so I knew that if he didn’t propose on a certain visit that I would have to wait at least until I saw him again, and I never was quite sure when again would be. On the last visit, which was last week, I was again hoping that perhaps this visit would be the one but when the visit came and went and I drove him the 2 hour drive to the airport I pretty much chalked it up to again to having to wait and wonder.

What I didn’t know at the time was that he actually hadn’t left but instead he rented a car from the airport car rental and followed me back to my house. When I got home, and not wanting to be alone, I took my friends offer of heading out for a dinner. Little did I know it but my friends were in on the surprise and they were ordered to keep me there long enough for my fiancĂ© to get back to the house and hide out in the living room.

Apparently when all was in place he contacted my friends and alerted them to the fact that he was all set and at that point we left the restaurant and they took me home. I remember them seeming a little excited and chatty but I had no idea what was about to happen. On the way home I called him and he told me that he had just landed and that he was waiting at baggage claim. This seemed very normal and sad.

When I got home I figured I would settle in and take a bath. I said goodbye to my friends and went to the door. When I opened it and walked in… he was there! On one knee! He told me, at least I think he told me, that he loved me and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me, at which point I distinctly remember saying yes about ten times in a row!!

- Submitted By Addison Shartner (White Sulpher Springs, WV) on Sat, May 30th 2009, 12:09

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