Imagine this: you, your mom, and sister plan a trip to Italy (your nation of heritage) for Christmas. Your sister, who currently teaches English in Thailand will fly and meet you there. How amazing to spend this special time with the ladies of the fam? Even more amazing, your long-term boyfriend’s mom plans to meet you there the day after Christmas.
On Dec 26 you wake up and get ready to hit up your first full day of sight seeing. Your sister insists on straightening your hair for cute pictures. And having you change your outfit a little bit. Having slept on your neck wrong (in a bed that is not your own) you perfect the art of asking every pharmacia for a “pad of heat” to no avail. If only your mom and sister would stop rushing you along!
What’s so great about the Spanish Steps anyways? You’ll see them again later on a tour…
Jet lag plays tricks with your head as you spot a guy wearing your boyfriend’s scarf, and looking exactly like him, and walking like him, over to you, carrying a bouquet.
A wave of surprise hits as he drops to one knee in front of you.
The boyfriend flew, overseas, and proposed! in Italy! and only his mom and your sister knew!
Sounds like a great story, right?
And it’s a wonderful reality for my friends Kathryn & Eric. Thanks to both of them for letting me share their story and their love! I am thrilled to celebrate the next chapter of their lives with them!!!