My fiancé and I had a well-deserved week planned in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. His family had been going there every May for the last 25 years and it was, as they described it, paradise! We arrived Saturday afternoon after 18 hours of straight driving and were ready to take in the sun and fun. We had dinner plans that evening with his family, as his younger sister and kids were leaving, and his older sister, husband and kids were arriving. All I knew was that we were going to a wonderful restaurant that offered a tantalizing selection of fresh fish and a crowd-pleasing menu. Dinner was great, and we had fun catching up as a family. There were 20 of us there, and we were all taking in the sights and sounds of the one-man guitar band.
My fiancé Bob asked the guitarist if he knew our song, "Better Together " by Jack Johnson. As luck had it, he did know our song and agreed to play it soon. Suddenly, our song began, and Bob and I proceeded out to dance, but we were the only couple on the floor. As we danced, I commented on how wonderful the moment felt and how much I loved him. I joked with him that the moment was so perfect that perhaps he had called ahead to plan it. He giggled and proceeded to get down on one knee. He asked me to be his wife and without a moment's thought, I wrapped my arms around him and cried yes!
Then I found out that this was not a casual dinner; he had been planning to ask me for several months and had called my dad to find out if it would be okay to ask me while on our vacation. His entire family had known about it and was there to celebrate with us. They had all seen my ring, and even his one-year-old niece had sealed the ring box with drool. The guitarist had never heard of our song but was asked prior to our arrival to learn it for the amazing evening. This was the most wonderful night of my life, and I have never felt so special or more loved. I continue to fall in love more every day and wanted to share this story with others that would enjoy the romance and also be hopeful that there are still princes out there!