Last weekend was when it all went down. I took Sarah out to Galveston and we spent some time on the beach. We talked about our relationship and how excited we are to spend the rest of our lives together. We talked about where we see ourselves in the future, what animals we want for pets, where we want to live and all of those fun, lovely life things that lovers daydream about. She had no idea what I had been planning all week though! I had contacted a helicopter tour company out on the island and scheduled a sunset helicopter flight. Also, I had gotten in touch with a couple who lived out there, through Craigslist, and we came up with a plan for them to write “Will you marry me?” in the sand on the beach. The plan came together seamlessly and effortlessly. Between the pilot, the Galveston couple (Crystal and Michael), and the weather, I can’t even imagine a better result than what we experienced.
It had been raining off and on all that week, luckily the rain cleared the day before, leaving room for a gorgeous sunset on Saturday. The couple who was doing the writing in the sand for us were great people and they took it upon themselves to coordinate with the pilot so that he knew exactly where the writing was located. Once we got up in the air, we flew around Galveston for about 25 minutes before coming to the place in the sand where the question was written. The pilot came on the intercom and said “Sarah, if you’d look out your side window to the beach, it looks like something is written in the sand down there.” As she read it, I pulled the ring out and had it ready when she turned to look at me with a huge smile. Once we landed, we met with Michael and Crystal and had some celebratory shots before parting ways. I am grateful for the people who helped me turn the idea into a reality. The whole ordeal felt absolutely blessed and it makes me even more excited to spend the rest of my life with this lovely lady.