From the beginning of our relationship, Johnny wanted to scream from the mountain tops, that I was his. Due to some life circumstances, I just wasn’t ready for him to do that. I kept telling him, “Don’t worry, you will be able to soon!”
He took that mountain top idea to heart in how he planned out the way to ask me to marry him.
Johnny’s sister was getting married, and so we planned our trip to Oklahoma, where her nuptials were to take place. I had know idea that Oklahoma had “mountains”. The day before his sister wedding, he told me we were going to go visit an animal refuge, so I could see some baby buffalo. That was a trick. We drove and drove and drove, and then started driving up this mountain. When we reached the top, we got out and it was beautiful. Johnny started to walk around and he just kept walking faster and getting further away from me. I was yelling “slow down, I can’t keep up” until he disappeared around the corner of this huge boulder. As I walked around the corner, I saw him down on one knee, ring in hand.
YES! That is all I could say. He said that he knew this mountain is where he wanted to proclaim his love and let the whole world know I was officially his.
We got married June 16, 2017 at the courthouse in Springfield, MO. Johnny and are are both atheists and we just wanted some simple and not over thy top expensive.
Most of our family was there, along with friends. We held a reception at Civil Kitchen in downtown Springfield the following night for all our friends, family, and co-workers to attend.
Our entire wedding weekend was full of love and excitement. Something that we both needed, as four days before we got married, I was diagnosed with cancer. Our honeymoon is on hold, as we gear up for surgery, and though it is scary, it is less scary when I have a partner that is ready to help me through this.