I work for a jewelry company, so I see beautiful diamonds on a daily basis. One day, I noticed my dream ring at an amazing price. Now, I'm not the type of girl who has always dreamed of a 2 carat ring; I like simple things and knew I would be happy with whatever my future fiancé were to pick out. At the time, I didn't think my boyfriend, who had moved to Oregon from New York to be with me, was quite ready for the "next step, " so I decided I would buy the ring myself and save it for many years down the road. To make a long story short, another lucky girl ended up getting the ring; or so I thought.
My engagement story all began on a nice brisk day in March. A party that I had been dreading supposedly got canceled, so my boyfriend and I decided to go to the beach. Failing to check the weather report, we got to the beach, only to find that it was raining with what seemed like 50 mph winds. Due to the weather, we decided to grab a bite to eat first before climbing the big sand hill. After he rushed me through the meal, the sun started peaking out of the clouds, so we hurried out to try and make it up the sand hill before it started raining again. Halfway to the hill, the rain started pouring down again. We finally made a break for it and sprinted to the sand hill, while I wondered why he was so persistent to go up the hill.
We hunched behind a sand bunker on top of the hill to block the wind and could barely talk because of the roaring wind. While gazing out at the view behind us, he then got down on his knee and pulled the ring out. Noticing it was a box from my store, I was shocked and speechless to say the least. He opened the box up, and I knew it was that ring. The first thing that came out of my mouth was, "How did you get that? " He looked at me and said, "So, is that a yes? " Of course it was a yes! I don't think I could have been any happier. Drenched, we finally decided to head back down to the car and share the news with friends and family members, who apparently had already known what was going to happen. My story may not be a fairytale for most girls, but it was more than I could have ever hoped for.