how we met
We met in Spanish class our senior year of high school and then became friends after we both started at the University of Alabama the next fall. We spent a lot of time together and William quickly became one of my favorite people to be around. Spring of freshman year I realized I wanted to be more than friends and worked up the courage to tell me how I felt!
how they asked
I’ll let William answer this one! On a sunny summer day at a mountain lake near Aspen, Colorado I asked Bethany, the love of my life, to marry me. I was nervous and she definitely knew it was coming. I had flown her out to Denver, Colorado and on the third day of the trip it was time. As I drove her into the mountains I put on a playlist of classic romantic songs sung by James Brown, Al Green, and Nat King Cole. I told her how much I loved her and how amazing the trip was. I said “this is the perfect trip with the perfect girl”. My palms were sweaty in anticipation as we neared the snow covered peaks of Maroon Bells. We took a very slow walk around Maroon Lake and sat down on a bench. I wanted to tell her how much I loved her but I didn’t want to ruin her makeup if the happy tears started to roll down her pretty face. I am not a smooth man but I asked God to allow me not to fumble with my words for one day. I reminisced about how a lot of things had gone wrong on our first couple dates. I told her “Looking back I wouldn’t have wanted those dates to go any smoother. I’ve always enjoyed being with you even if things don’t go according to plan.” After a large family of tourists had passed and a couple clouds had moved out of the way of the sun I knew it was time. We walked over to the spot in front of those beautiful mountains with the most beautiful girl in the world. I gave her a big hug and mentally prepared myself. I got down on one knee and said “Bethany Walton, will you marry me?” She said yes and I picked her up and she gave me the best kiss of my life. She is perfect for me and she always will be. She is everything I could ever hope for in a wife and I’m going to love her until my dying breath.