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March 25: A Special Day

March 25th will always hold a very special place in my heart. On March 25th 2008,  I started officially dating my friend Heather. I was a senior at Seattle Pacific University and she was a junior. We had been friends for the past few years prior to this and on a beautiful evening in Seattle, on March 25th, we started dating.

A year later, after a very amazing and at times tumultuous year of dating, Heather and I were to spend part of her spring break in Walnut Creek, CA, where she was from. On March 25th, we took a drive to Tilden Park, atop the hills of Berkley. The weather was warm and beautiful. Heather and I planned a picnic and were excited to spend our one year anniversary together. After we ate, I told Heather I had a letter to read her. She was very touched and this letter outlined some of the highlights of our past year together. Towards the end of the letter, I told her there were two things I really wanted to do with her: get married and go to Disneyland (two things we have talked about for the past few months). After putting down the letter, I said something to the extent of, “well, let’s start now…Heather Lynn Marks, will you marry me?”. She was shocked. We had talked for a few months about marriage and have had so many clear signs that we were to marry. She knew I was going to propose eventually but had no clue of when! Heather, who can always spot my surprises from a mile away, was breathless. She saw the ring and said, “What?? Now?? Here?? YES!!!!”. She was so excited and filled with joy. My friend turned girlfriend, will soon my my fiance turned wife. She was just as surprised when I told her we would be spending the next day, our first day as an engaged couple, at Disneyland!

It is hard to believe that three years ago I started dating Heather and that two years ago were became engaged. I am so blessed to be sharing my life with her. She is incredible and the true love of my life. I can never thank God enough for blessing me with my wife.

March 25th will always be a special day in my life.

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  1. August 23rd, 2011 at 19:15 | #1

    What a beautiful post; I just read it tonight and had to comment!

    You and Heather are such a wonderful couple. I love you both very, very much!