Allison and Ryan
How We Met
We’ve known each other since we were 8. I flew to California one random week and he reached out to me but we were unable to see each other at the time. However, two weeks later I flew back to see him. On our first date, he told me that he’d always been in love with me since we were kids and that he knew he’d marry me someday. Shortly after we started dating, he was shipped out for our first deployment. The deployment was hard but we managed to make it work and talk every day.
How They Asked
After 8 months of long emails and short phone calls, I flew to San Diego to see Ryan return home. Nothing in the world can explain the nerves I felt as I saw his helicopter land. Green and brown suits filled the flight line, but I could spot his blonde hair and blue eyes anywhere.
Within an instant, I was locked into his arms and wrapped around the waist. He began to put me down and tears filled his eyes as he dropped to one knee, pulled out a ring and asked “Allison Michelle Edmund, will you be my wife?” There were so many people behind us that they all began to shout and scream “that’s my boy!” On the contrary, that’s MY boy. Best day ever and SO worth the wait.