I’m engaged! My proposal story + Upcoming Wedding Series

God tells me all the time, “He’s different, Marisa.” He’s been telling me since I met this guy over two years ago. Since then, I’ve been the happiest gal on the planet. If you don’t know, his name is Benjamin. He’s this goofy guy that loves to tell crazy jokes, an awesome musician (he plays drums and keyboard), and he wears his heart on his sleeve. I can go on and on about this guy, but maybe I will save it for a Q+A later.

We’ve been talking about getting married for what it seems like ages. We always talk about colors, what season it will be in, what kind of flowers, you name it! A little over 4 months ago, we decided that we wanted to get married and told as few people as possible, for the time being. We started picking out colors, and picked a Winter Wonderland Wedding Theme (he has terrible allergies in the Spring & Summer). I was wearing my promise ring that he gave me on my birthday in 2015, but I was wondering when he was going to do the official proposal. So I was thinking, maybe he would do it on Christmas Eve, which is my birthday, or heck, even Christmas. Well, they passed, and still no proposal. Is he going to do it for New Year’s? Nope? It better not be Valentine’s Day! To me, that is so cliché. He wouldn’t tell me anything and he’s been conspiring with my sister-in-law about everything, the ring, where, when, etc. I was getting flustered, lol.

Fast forward to February 5, 2017, we went to church. We love the Lord, we praise the Lord and we try to live by His word. Our pastor’s sermon was all about going a little deeper, and getting out of your comfort zone. God can’t bless you if you are still in your own little box, you have to step out on faith. We take His word serious.

His mom and his brothers came to visit us in church and there were also some family friends there as well. After the service, everyone is talking and catching up and whatnot, and I go to sit down next to his mother and we have a conversation. Benjamin is talking to everyone and I notice there was somewhat a crowd where we were and he walks to me and I hug him and I whispered something to him about the sermon. I said, “you know honey I did not tell you something,” and of course I told him and we exchanged words. Then he goes, “you know funny you say, there is something that I haven’t told you eiher.” Of course, I chuckled and mentioned to him, “there’s a lot you haven’t told me, so start the telling!”

Why did I say THOSE words? All of a sudden he pulls out this cream colored box and he gets down on one knee with a very shiny sparkling ring in front of the entire church congregation! I could see his mother with her phone and other people with their phones out and I’m like shocked, and frozen. I was laughing and started crying and hollering “what are you doing!! In church!” Here he is, the love of my life, my Dark Knight, on one knee professing his love to me, telling me how much joy I brought into his life for the past two years and that he wants to spend the rest of his life with me. Of course I said YES!  I’m crying hysterically by now and everyone is clapping, our pastor was so excited. Everyone was congratulating us, saying great things. I did not see that coming at all. First of all, it was super bowl Sunday AND my sister-in-law’s birthday.

We cannot wait to share our journey down the aisle with you guys and I will be starting a Wedding Series right here on my blog and on YouTube about the journey so stay tuned!

#BMW2017, #WinterWonderland #BenandRisWedding

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