Yesterday marked our 7 year wedding anniversary, so today marks our 8 year proposal anniversary! That’s something to celebrate right?
I thought I’d take today to share how Andy proposed, because I just love this story!
Once upon a time…
Toward the end of the summer of 2006, Andy and I knew that we would be getting married in the next year or so—even before he proposed. So when he suggested checking out the chapel at the Christian camp that he and all our friends grew up attending, I didn’t think anything of it! We drove the 5 hours up to the Sequoias for my first ever visit to Quaker Meadow—the camp where so many lives had been changed and pledged to Christ. I was really excited to just see this beautiful place in person!
After checking out the chapel and some of the other grounds, we took a mini hike, more of a walk, out to Inspiration Point—a view point where you can see quite a big tree filled canyon.
As we are walking around out there and climbing on the rocks, I thought to myself for the briefest of instances, “man, this would be a great spot to propose!” That thought then left my mind as quickly as it came.
Minutes later, I was shocked and overjoyed with surprise when Andy then got down on one knee to ask me to marry him by saying something along the lines of “here is where I dedicated my life to Christ, and now I dedicate myself to you.”
Of course, I said yes!
Nothing much has changed in the last 8 years, as even back then I felt the impulse to document every moment of our lives, down to the dirt Andy knelt in to propose!
As we were walking back, I remember looking back and thinking, that’s where we just got engaged…. Oh my gosh, we are engaged!
And lastly, calling the parents from the camp phone! Thanks again David, semi shown below, for taking us up to camp!!
Thank you Andy for 7 marvelous wedded years together, looking forward to all that’s to come!