Superbowl Size Engagement Story
So the Super Bowl was in town and Indy was hoppin! Josh, Aunt Janine, Rob, Carly and I had planned to go downtown to all the festivities to experience the hype of this crazy NFL week. However, before we went down Josh asked me to come over for dinner together. I reluctantly went…I just wanted him to come pick me up after his practice so we could get downtown sooner! But I finally agreed to go make dinner with him since we hadn’t seen each other all week….plus I just love spending time with him so I was easily persuaded. I headed up to Westfield so I’d be there as soon as he was done coaching bball. Time passed and I started to get frustrated because we were supposed to pick them up at 7:00 and it was already past 6:00. His practices never take this long! FINALLY, he called me around 6:20 as he had “just got out of practice” and was in a great mood! I was annoyed already. So then he asked me to stop by wal-mart to pick up milk and bread so we can make quick sandwiches. Again I reluctantly did this for him as he headed home to shower and get ready. Then while I was still in there he called me back with a short grocery list of things for me to pick up. I got the turkey but left the rest of the list for us to get another time since we were supposed to head downtown in a half hour by now! I called him as I was leaving to let him know I was finally on my way over, and he told me to let myself into his apartment because he was just now getting into the shower. I felt like he was taking FOREVER to get around, because we were already late and I just wanted to go see everything downtown! I really thought nothing of these “time buying” events. I was just annoyed.
Anyway, so I get to his apartment, let myself in (milk, bread, and turkey in hand), to find a dim lit, candle filled room with a construction paper road all around the living room floor and green jungle poster paper along the walls. My stomach flipped and my heart dropped the instant I stepped into that door because I knew what was about to happen! I was about to get engaged to a genuinely wonderful man of God!!! I dropped the groceries and began “The Journey.” There was a small box at my feet with a letter that instructed me to take part in this journey of our relationship and follow the stops along the way (laminated pictures, stories, verses, etc). I cried and laughed through these stopped for the next 20 minutes or so. So many emotions inside of me were felt! The environment was amazing and his words were so thoughtful. I couldn’t stop thinking about the guy I knew would be at the end of this journey!! Finally I opened the door that led to the last stop on the road (coincidentally just the beginning of our lifelong journey together), Joshua Carl down on one knee holding a little black box!!! I was in a teary speechless mess. He went on to say how much he cares for me, appreciates and loves me, and would love to spend the rest of his life with me as his teammate and wife. He asked me to marry him and I said yes!! It was perfect. I felt so overwhelmed, blessed, had tons of butterflies, excited, and surprised. I told him I kinda felt like I was gonna throw up from all the butterflies–he said that’s not exactly what he was going for
After doing a little screaming, dancing, laughing, and crying, we headed to pick up Rob, Carly, and Aunt Janine and celebrate with some football fun downtown. What an awesome night!! It was a blast to spend time with them after this exciting moment in our lives! It was a party downtown–but I was kinda distracted because I was too busy thinking about how I was about to marry my best friend!!!! He is an amazing man following the Lord-I’m truly blessed to be marrying him in 81 days!!! We’re so thankful for God’s plan for our lives and for how He has abundantly blessed us with one another. Can’t wait to see what the rest of our journey together holds!!