I have found the one whom my soul loves.
Song of Solomon 3:4
On Friday April 5, 2013 at approximately 11 a.m. this incredible man asked me to be his wife. It was absolutely the easiest decision of my life!
Frequently asked question #1: How did he do it?
Well, lets just say not in any way I ever imagined, but it was perfect! About 2 weeks ago Brandon and my dad went out together and it became pretty obvious that Brandon had asked for my dad's blessing. Given that we live 4 states apart and our visits are scheduled ahead of time, I knew Brandon only had certain opportunities to propose, and was fairly certain this weekend would be it.
So Friday morning I woke up for my typical Friday routine. Friday is the only day of the week where I don't have class or work, so it is typically my hit-the-books day and catch up on house chores. I got up, showered, and sat down to study in my sweats, bathrobe, and wet hair (note I had no make-up on either - genuine natural Julianne :)).
Just before 11 I got up and started to dry my hair....only to hear the doorbell ring. I headed down the stairs and saw someone standing with a bunch of roses on my parents front porch. At first I thought Brandon had sent me some flowers, but quickly realized that the man holding the flowers was Brandon!
I opened the door completely shocked?! What? How did you get here? Aren't you supposed to be at work? How did you get to my house? Do my parents know about this?
Brandon simply stepped inside and swept me into a hug - "I just couldn't wait another day to see you!" he said! Then he said "And I can't wait another moment to ask you. Will you let me honor you as your husband?" (As he knelt down on one knee and proceeded to open an upside-down ring box!) I didn't even respond - I truly was completely shocked that he had managed to surprise me! After giving him a kiss he told me those words we waited so long to exchange - "I love you," then he asked if my response was a yes?
My answer was a resounding "yes" followed quickly by, "I haven't even brushed my teeth yet?!!" He just smiled and put the most gorgeous diamond ring on my finger.
It looks like we do! We are down to 2 reception halls, but it looks like we will be married either January 4 or 11, 2014! Although we would love to do it even sooner, studying for the BAR complicates things just a little bit more.....
After telling our family Brandon took me to dinner at one of the most romantic restaurants in downtown Detroit - housed in an old Victorian mansion. Celebrating with family and spreading the news was great, but it was so nice to take a couple of hours to step away from the building chaos and reflect on the beginning of our new life together as husband and wife! We've spent the rest of this weekend celebrating with friends and family and starting to make wedding plans.
I am so happy! I am SO blessed. And just to be clear....I am SO in love with this incredible man and cannot wait to be his wife.