how we met
We met through mutual friends, and we were all going dancing that night. Omar came up to me and asked me a simple question about my triathlon sticker on my back window. After some small talk, we realized that we both went to the same elementary and middle school, had some mutual friends, and lived only 10 minutes from each other! The next day, I looked in my yearbooks, and sure enough, there’s Omar Rodriguez!
how they asked
Omar planned the proposal in disguise of my Master’s graduation celebration. We had my graduation reception at the Allatoona Yacht Club and the only person that did not know what was REALLY going on – was me! After dinner, we went on a sunset cruise on the lake, where I enjoyed champagne and catching up with friends. My father started it off by giving a speech about how proud he and my mom were of my accomplishments of getting a Master’s degree. Then Omar kindly asked people to move towards one side of the boat and asked that I come to stand next to him. He began to give his congratulatory speech about how proud he was of me, and how he appreciates all that I do for him and that he didn’t see his life without me.
That’s when he got down on one knee and gleefully asked: “Will you marry me?”! I look down, and the ring was beautifully shining in the ring box that had a mini-light. So, naturally, the first words out of my mouth were “It has a light?!” – Which made Omar and everyone laugh! I tearfully said “Yes, of course!” and gave him the biggest hug and kiss!! It’s definitely a moment that I will never forget!