After celebrating Ryan’s new job at our favorite restaurant in Philly, we headed home. Ryan let our dog, Reno, outside and then told me he wanted to show me something in the back yard. I walk out to our whole back deck lit up with these beautiful globe lights. As he put his phone on the table, it started playing one of my favorite songs and he asked me to dance.
I was so focused on how fast and loud his heart was pounding, that I barely heard him telling me that this whole boyfriend-girlfriend thing wasn’t working out for him anymore, that he wanted me to be his wife. He got down on one knee and, as he was telling me how much he loved me, pulled out the ring from his pocket. I haven’t stopped smiling since.