Monday, 12 December 2016

My engagement story

Yes, you have just read that title correctly!! I am officially going to become Mrs Newson. After four beautiful years together, Gary got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. I know for a fact, that pretty much every woman I know has dreamt of this moment, myself included. I have to say, is was an even better reality!


As much as I share quite a lot about myself through my site and in my videos, I try to keep Gary out of everything as I think he deserves to have a private life. However, he has given me the thumbs up with sharing this news and letting you know how it all happened!! 


It was around 7am in Mauritius, we were up early everyday for breakfast on holiday so I didn't think much of it when Gary asked if I would like to go for a walk on the beach. So I threw on anything I could find and headed out with our towels. 


We found nice space near the sea and laid out our towels. Before we got to the beach, Gary said he had a present for me! Which was sweet, I wasn't expecting anything. Now, when Gary buys me gifts, he's extremely practical so it's usually something for the kitchen or chocolate - because he knows me so well! 


Gary said I needed to close my eyes and hold my hands out - which I did after plonking myself down on my towel. Gary was like, No no, you need to stand up for this, which I did find unusual but still, nothing clicked. 


He then told me to open my eyes, I did and he was down on one knee. He had my ring held out and I just burst into tears. He said, will you marry me - at this point I was still sobbing which he replied 'is that a yes? 


I can't tell you what went through my mind. I remember thinking how brave he was, and how much of a big moment this is. I was so proud of him and I felt so lucky! I have never been after a fairytale ending, nor have I imagined a blockbuster moment when it came to my proposal. But Gary made this so special for me. It wasn't cheesy, or embarrassing - it was real. I have never loved Gary more than I did in that moment! He is such a wonderful and caring person and he did it perfectly. It's a great story to tell the grandkids.. And who said romance is dead! 
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