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Proposal above a little mountain town

Graham and I have known each other since we were 13. The first time we met, he held my hand in a movie theater. Soon after, he asked me to be his girlfriend. Soon after that, he broke up with me over AOL instant messenger. We quickly became best of friends. Although, I have to admit, I always hoped for something more. We remained friends all through high school but grew apart when we went to different colleges. That changed however, when he reached out to me and said he would like to take me to a Rangers game. When I saw him again, I had the same spark as when I was 13. We started dating after that game. Six years into the relationship we took our annual trip to Lake City, Colorado, where his family has a summer home. He took me up to a bluff looking over the small little mountain town. It was actually the very first place he took me the first time we went to Colorado together. We talked for awhile, and he asked me what my favorite thing about Lake City was. I said something lame that I can’t even remember now. He responded with “my favorite thing is being here with you, and I want to bring you here as my wife” he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. My knees went weak and my hands were shaking uncontrollably. I couldn’t believe that Graham wanted to marry ME of all people. It felt like a dream, the man that I longed over for so many years. It’s an incredible feeling to be loved by someone as deeply as you love them.