Mackenzie and I first met ten years ago just before our freshman year in high school.  We quickly became friends and remained that way for a while.  Before long I knew I wanted more but she didn’t.  It took me a year of chasing before she agreed to go on a date with me and that was all it took.  We started dating our junior year and dated through high school.  We eventually graduated and went to different universities; it was hard but we realized that it was true love and stuck it out through the distance which made us stronger. 

After college we discovered true happiness when we moved in together and have spent almost two years in Champaign.  In February I decided that after 7 1/2 years it was time to get engaged.  I went into Denney Jewelers and showed them a picture of what I was looking for.  When the ring came in I had it all planned out. 

Mackenzie’s favorite flowers are roses and I’ve always loved how the different colors have different meanings.  I had made 6 cards and had corresponding colored roses representing the six stages in our relationship: yellow for friendship, blue for chasing the unattainable, white for new beginnings, red for true love, pink for true happiness, and deep red for the future commitment. 

 

I asked Mackenzie to meet me in a park that we often go to so that we could run.  She walked up in her work out clothes and was very confused to find me in the  flower garden dressed in black slacks and a red button up shirt holding roses and cards!  One by one I handed her the cards and the roses explaining how much she has meant to me in every stage of our relationship.  The last explained to her how much I love her and how I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her; it ended with two simple words: marry me.  As she read it I got down on one knee, showed her the ring and asked her to marry me.  

With tears in her eyes she said yes!

 

 

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12 comments
Fran
Fran

Such a sweet story!! We are so happy for you both and can't wait for your wedding. Love you!!

Ann Helton
Ann Helton

I want to let both of them know how happy I am for them. I am glad to have Mackenzie as my daughter-in-law. The two of them have been through almost 8 years of experiences which should help prepare them for a strong future. It was not suprising to hear how Adam proposed. The two of them have always managed to add the extra effort to let the other one know how much they mean to one another. Congratulations!!! I can only see it getting better. I love you both very much :).

Danielle
Danielle

So romantic :) After 8 years of love and friendship, no one would have expected less from Adam. I know how happy you two are together now and it's only going to grow. I'm so happy for you two and I'm glad I got to watch you two form this strong bond from day one!

Cory
Cory

Congratulations to both of you! I am impressed with Adam's proposing. Best wishes to you both!

Meaghan
Meaghan

Congrats Cousin Adam! You are such a romantic and sweetie at heart! Welcome to the family Mackenzie! :)

jack
jack

I am so proud to be Adam's father in law to be. His friendship and love for my daughter has been obvious for years and he was able to proclaim it so well in his proposal. The ring is beautiful and reflects Adam's love and caring for my daughter. I wish them both so much of our loveand hope they always now we our there for them.

Tony
Tony

Way to go guys!

Megan
Megan

aw! this is so adorable! Any single female is totally envious of this form of proposal (whether she admits it or not). I wish you both the best until death do you part <3

Hannah
Hannah

AWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rachel
Rachel

I think Adam did such a wonderful job proposing! He really went above and beyond to make the moment special and unique! So happy for you guys!!!

Janis
Janis

I think this is the most thought out, adorable, original, sweet, genuine, special, romantic, fun proposal I have ever heard! I have tears of joy in my eyes reading it!

Katie
Katie

Too cute!! I am so excited for you both and happy to "officially" add Mackenzie as a member of our family (as if you aren't already)!

Last updated February 5, 2017