My fiancé and I met in college, at East Stroudsburg University. He came here from Nantes, France to study and play basketball. Upon graduation and a one year work visa expiration, he needed to return back to France until we could figure out his next step. Over the summer, I was able to visit him in his beautiful country, and we were able to plan his visit back in the U.S. in September. I picked him up from the John F. Kennedy airport in NYC, we stayed over night, and enjoyed our day together in the city. We rented our own rowboats at the Loeb Boathouse. We towed a bit, enjoying the views of the city around us, then he rowed into a small cove pulled the box out of his pocket, and then….. I blacked out!!! But once I could get words out and realize what was actually happening, I ended up screaming YES!!!
There was a random photographer that was there and able to catch some of these pictures, and one of my best friends was there as well and also captured some pictures! I couldn’t have asked for a more pure and perfect moment. I felt like I was truly living a dream… and still am ❤️