Filled with Joy
To all who have been commenting and reaching out to me on my engagement with my boyfriend of five years. Thank you so much for all the love and support poured out. To my family, friends and social media connections, you all have filled my heart with joy with all your remarkable blessings and congratulations. I am writing this blog to share my remarkable love story at Big Bear with my fiancé.
Big Bear Week
My fiancé is an outdoorsy type of man who loves to surprise me at different opportunities throughout our dates. We enjoy camping and trail running. My fiancé is someone who is an adventure seeker and brings out the adventurer in me. He has taught me to live each day with purpose and not to stress over the little things. He is a very patient man who is honest, courageous, kind, he loves unconditionally, and cares for people deeply. He organized our camping trip that lasted for a week and it turned into an experience of a life time. He was my expert camp leader who took over all amenities including cooking fresh meals and setting everything up. We explored trails, star/moon gazed, ran, and hiked incredible trails in the wilderness. Big Bear has and will always hold a special place for both of us. It is where he first surprised me for the first time with our very first trip together as a couple. Big Bear is also one of our favorite places to train because of its high altitude. I have to mention that running at Big Bear is phenomenal due to its trails that are historic and have many scenic routes. We love how new memories are created at Big Bear and how we feel close to God’s grace & peace each time we visit, along with the sight of beautiful green trees, the smell of clean weather, and the sound of birds chirping.
Engagement Day, 08/22/18
The day I’ll always remember, the Cougar Crest Trail. It is a trail where we did our first run together at Big Bear and where I quickly learned how difficult trail running can be. He explained to me, get ready because we were going to go hiking and that when we get to the top of the trail, we will be having a fun photo shoot. I remember changing into clothes that didn’t match so he ended up choosing my outfit for me, haha. After we reached the top of the trail, we both sat and rested on a bench drinking Gatorade and glazing out at the scenic view. After resting, we started our fun photo shoot and he had me first take solo photos. He told me not to look back at him & to keep looking at the lake. I told myself, “okay, these pictures better be good”. He then stood up on the bench and stand next to me. He said that he loved me and asked me if I loved him too. I said ‘yes’. He then got down on one knee and proposed to me, “I want to spend the rest of my life with you, will you marry me?” I was breathless, shy, surprised and my hands started to shake and sweat (fluttering excitement). I said YES with tears in my eyes! ❤️
I am grateful to God my Lord Jesus Christ for bringing this man into my life. I am truly thankful for an amazing experience I had with the man of my dreams and the answer to my prayers. I am still soaking everything in and excited to share a life and to create new memories with my fiancé. Please enjoy some of the photos we took and you can see more on my strava running account. There I have uploaded all the fun photos taken at our Big Bear camping trip. Thank you for being part of my story.