Shannon and Daniel

How We Met

We met in middle school. I am a year older than him. My best friend has a younger sister who was in the same class as Daniel. So we met through mutual friends. Our friendship grew quickly, then the feelings came along too. I told him first that I really liked him, and he told me he felt the same. Ever since then, we’ve been dating ever since.

How They Asked

We have just arrived at the hotel, Esperanza, in Cabo San Lucas with a group of friends. We checked in, ate some lunch, and went to hang out at the pool. During this time, Daniel and his friend, Jon, kept mentioning that had to do some last minute “work” things around 6 pm. So around 5:30 pm, we went back to our rooms. Daniel and I decided to take a nap, as we’ve been awake since 4:30 am.

Just a few minutes before 6 pm, there’s a knock on our door. Jon was rushing Daniel for the work-related things they had to do. They leave the room. I decide to go ahead and take a shower. Then mid-shower, there’s another knock on the door. Another one of our friends was at the door, and she said, “Hey we’re getting a few drinks at the bar, they need you there now.” I didn’t think much of it.

My hair is still wet and basically, no makeup on. I just threw on the easiest clothes real quick. We walk out and up the stairs to the cliff area. I see a trail of rose petals and my boyfriend waiting there for me. I meet up with him, see the tears coming out of his eyes, and I start crying too.

Not many words were needed for this moment. We said, “I love you” to each other. He shows me the “Marry Me” written on the beach. I turn around. Daniel is down on one knee and asks me the big question. I only looked at the ring for half a second and answer yes right away. I cried for a good 20 minutes. Best day of my life.

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