My parents invited my beautiful fiancé, Whitney, and me down to Rockport, Texas where they own a condo. We couldn't pass up an opportunity to escape the cold month of January in Illinois, and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to ask Whitney to be my wife in such a beautiful place. I had this idea to use a message in a bottle to ask her since we were staying along the beach. Sunset was approaching and I asked Whitney if she wanted to walk to the end of the pier to check out the sunset.
As we were walking out to the pier, she noticed the bottle lying on the beach and asked me to go get it. She was so excited that we had found a real message in a bottle! She wanted to read it immediately, but I told her to wait until we reached the end of the pier. She started looking inside the bottle and noticed that it was my handwriting. She then started running out to the end of the pier. She read the note and I got down on one knee to present a beautiful diamond ring and ask if she would be my wife. We will never forget that day along the beach, and I will love her for the rest of my life.