My boyfriend Derek and I were on a trip together, visiting my family in England. While there, we planned a getaway for the two of us to Rome. The day was perfect: we walked around the Spanish Steps, ate some pizza on a picnic and did some other sightseeing. While at the Coliseum, it started to rain. I suggested going back to the hotel, but Derek wanted to head to the Trevi Fountain. It was dusk, so the fountain was lit up beautifully. After throwing pennies over our shoulders for good luck in returning to Rome someday, Derek pulled me over to the side. In his own awkward but perfect way, he asked me to marry him. I of course said yes, and that's when he got down on one knee and told me that he wanted me to pick out my own ring when we got home but that he would be honored if I would wear his mom's ring in the meantime. The rest of the night felt like a dream as we walked through the streets of Rome in the rain. Later that night, I learned that Derek had asked my dad for his blessing. My family is so excited to welcome Derek! We can't wait for our big day!