October 27, 2017

We were all ready taken by each other, but now it’s official. John and I are engaged! October 27, 2017 was the day that he asked me to be his forever.

We were both freshly showered, sitting at our kitchen table talking about life, work, love, everything, just ready to relax. Straight exhausted from the day; cleaning up after our most recent paint project as we had been doing for the month prior. This whole routine of ours wasn’t anything out of the ordinary, but one thing I did notice that was a little strange was that John was sweating profusely like he had just pushed for hours. I didn’t think much of it at that moment, what happened minutes after explained it.

As I was getting up from the kitchen chair, my head turned away for one second, I looked back, and he’s on his knees. (Get your heads out of the gutter) My eyes agape and darting at his, not blinking once. He asked, “Will you marry me?” I was stone. I kept looking at him. I kept thinking, “holy crap, he wants to spend the rest of his life with me? ME?” I didn’t answer right away out of sheer shock so he was like, “so what’s your answer??” OF COURSE I SAID YES!!! I then erupted into crocodile tears and just held him so tight. I cried in his shoulder for so long, that he said, “will you at least look at the ring now and let me put it on?!”

Jill and John Take On Marriage
Jill and John Take On Marriage

For the past four years, I’ve kept living moments like this, thinking this is the best it’s going to get–not even close. Being with John, that feeling hasn’t and will never disappear. I get to marry my best friend, my soulmate, my Prince Charming, my strength, my everything. A new period of our life begins, and this will keep happening for our lifetime.

I can’t wait to be Mrs. McPhail!