If you have read my past blogs, you already know that I love proposal gigs. I cry as if I’m the parent. This gig was so special to me for so many reasons.
I received a call from a neighbor, that I’ve known for about 11 years now, asking if I was available because he has found his forever love and wanted to propose. I have known Ben since he was in middle school, when he and his younger brother came to introduce themselves when we moved to Naperville and saw I had two sons about their age. They all grew up together and Ben was always welcome over.
I saw Ben grow into a man until he left to join the marines. He always made sure to say hi whenever he was back visiting. Ben is now a Staff Sergeant stationed in Germany, while Brittani lives in California where she is finishing up her degree in nursing.
They decided to get married two days later before Ben had to return to Germany for another 12 months. They plan on having a celebration with their friends and family after his tour ends.
It was so cute to watch them interact and play around with one another. May they continue to live happily for years to come.