Nick asked me earlier in the week if we had anything planned for Sunday.  When I told him no, he suggested we have a picnic.  He would not tell me where or what time this picnic would take place.  He just kept saying, “you’ll see.”

Sunday morning he dropped me off after church and said he would see me later.  I stood in the drive watching him drive away and wondered, “what time is later?”

My daughter walked out of the house carrying a card and a rose.  The card said, “Picnic Time, I am a rose being given to you as a token of love.  Other roses are awaiting you.  Proceed to Route 29 Fitness at 12:00”.  When I got to Route 29 Fitness the owners Joe and Anna were standing by the door holding a card and a rose.  The card said, “This is the very spot where I asked you out and you said yes!”   Then the card said to proceed to our pew at Cantrall Church.  There were 2 roses, a card, and an open Bible.  The Bible was open to Genesis and told how God decided it was not good for man to be alone. The card said, “I truly believe with my soul that when I got on my knees and prayed for God to let me have true love and romance that our paths were set by God to intersect.”  I was then instructed to proceed to our football seats.

There were 2 roses and a card sitting in our usual seats at the school football field.  The card said, “Community life was a big thing missing in my life and being with you has brought it all back.”   I was then to proceed to the fire pit at Nick’s hunting property.

At the fire pit I was met by Nick’s friend Vince who was standing holding a card and a rose.  Nick and I had a very romantic night early in our courtship of dancing on a gorgeous fall evening next to a fire under a full moon.  The card said, “I always think of our night when I see a full moon.  I want to do that again and again and again.” Then I was instructed to proceed to our little one room school house.  He even provided directions!

When I got there, he was standing next to a picnic blanket.  There were roses, champagne, and food.  After I hugged him, he got down on one knee and proposed.  He promised to love and cherish me for the rest of our lives. I burst into tears and said “Yes!”

He then placed the most perfect diamond engagement ring on my finger! The one room school house is significant because I am a school teacher and this school house was purchased by an elderly gentleman in memory of his wife.  She had started her teaching career there.  He had gone daily and placed flowers on her desk until he died.

Nick had asked all of our children’s permission before he set his plan into motion. I know in my heart that our romance has only just begun!

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32 comments
Jarrett Wells
Jarrett Wells

Way to go, Nick! Thanks for make me a part of your proposal! Can't wait to make your big day a reality!!

Elizabeth brown
Elizabeth brown

I love you guys so much! I can't wait for the future.

Meaghan
Meaghan

My vote is on this couple! Congrats!

Jan Hunt
Jan Hunt

An amazing story! Best wishes!

Andrea Wells
Andrea Wells

I am blessed to have come to know both Dixie and Nick! I pray a blessed life for both of you! I know that God will guide you through the rest of your life. Congratulations on your engagement! We all love you!

Jill Loeser
Jill Loeser

Wonderful story and I must say I saw it coming--I have never been around a couple so smitten with each other--God has truly answered their prayers. Known them both forever and love them both like family!

Erin Thomas
Erin Thomas

Wow! That gave me chills! I wish you all the happiness in the world :o)

Terri Grieve
Terri Grieve

I am so happy for Dixie and Nick. wishing two wonderful, special people a lifetime of happiness that they deserve!

Denise Nordsiek
Denise Nordsiek

This is a beautiful story, Nick did a GREAT job making this a wonderful day for Dixie and himself. Congrats to them.

Phyllis Ervin
Phyllis Ervin

What a special couple! I had a chance meeting with Dixie and Nick the same day that their special story took place. I will never forget all their happiness and excitement of that day and I feel sure that it is enough to last forever!

Linda Daugherty
Linda Daugherty

I have been best friends with Dixie since we were four-years-old. We went to 12 years of school together, both became teachers, and have always been there for each other.... especially through several life altering events. We were even each other's lamaze coach for the births of our three kids! We have been through so much together. In all the years I have known Dixie, I have never seen her so incredibly happy and feeling so totally complete. Nick, thanks for bringing into Dixie's life the love, romance, and happiness she deserves. God bless you both!

Suzanne Bless
Suzanne Bless

I read their love story and the steps that Nick took to plan a romatic proposal, WOW now that's true love. Dixie and Nick both have kind hearts and are meant to be with each other. This proposal of love is one of a kind and may they be blessed of a life full of happiness.

Mel
Mel

Beautiful story and congratulations to you both!!

Melanie
Melanie

Beautiful story!! Congratulations to the happy couple, Nick and Dixie.

Melanie
Melanie

Beautiful story and congratualations to the happy couple, Nick and Dixie.

Dee
Dee

Congratulations to the soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Nick and Dixie Kelso. Outstanding story!!

Melanie
Melanie

Congratulations to the happy couple, Nick and Dixie. I wish you a long and happy marriage.

Lindsey Alberts
Lindsey Alberts

I work with Nick and knowing him as a person, this story does not surprise me. He is a wonderful man who loves with his whole heart and is not afraid to show it. When I read this story, first thought was"that's Nick." it is a beautiful start to a wonderful life for them. Congrats Nick!!!!!

Judi Coady
Judi Coady

I think this is the most romantic engagement story I have ever heard. It beats all the ones at ballgames, TV shows, and videos.

Cara
Cara

The most romantic engagement story ever! Congratulations to you both. Couldn't be happier that you found each other!

Shawn O'Brien
Shawn O'Brien

This is truly one of the most romantic ways to propose to the woman you are so in love with. I am soooo happy for them. Words escape me.

Kathy Scheffler
Kathy Scheffler

This story could not have happened to a better person. Dixie SO deserves all the happiness that she has found!!

Carol Woodrum
Carol Woodrum

This is a great couple, with a great engagement story! They deserve to win.

Lynn and Carol Freer
Lynn and Carol Freer

Dixie is a very special person to many people. She has survived heartache and tragedy in her life but she still has that beautiful smile and loveliness about her. She is a wonderful mother and teacher and now will be a wonderful wife. She is so deserving of happiness. Nick has to be a fine man for Dixie to have accepted his engagement ring. May they win this contest in honor of a great couple who deserve a wonderful marriage.

Denise Poteet
Denise Poteet

This is so touching because not only did Dixie have to fall in love with Nick but her kids had to 'approve' of him also. That says alot when 2 teenage kids give permission for their mother to be asked to be married. Says alot of Nick to even consider the kids feelings in all of this. You two are very special people separately I can't imagine how wonderful you will be together. Good luck and congratulations to both of you!! :)

Margaret Teague
Margaret Teague

This is absolutely beautiful! If this isnt the most romantic proposal EVER I would be surprised! Congratulations to both Dixie and Nick!

Ronna Lewis
Ronna Lewis

That is such a great story, Congrats and best wishes to you both.

Jan
Jan

A beautiful story and she lived happily ever-after.

Lorie Masterhan
Lorie Masterhan

This is THE most romantic story! I was tearing up as I read it, but I really lost it when I read about the old schoolhouse. Beautiful story.

Last updated February 5, 2017