So I suppose it is fitting that my fiancé proposed to me while we were skydiving yesterday! :)
Today is the happiest day of my life! I am the luckiest girl in the entire world- all of my dreams have come true! For those interested in the back story, here it goes...
I wanted to surprise Jay his 40th Birthday. So I spent months dreaming of what the perfect surprise would be :) A Luau? Inviting the entire channel and family to our house? Hmmm such a hard decision.
Jay mentioned once he rather "make a memory" then receive a "thing". So I said, I could not agree more, I can do that.
The adrenaline? We would ride down on our motorcycle, and end the weekend SKY DIVING! I am terrified (of heights, falling, and death- the trifecta- so I didn't tell anyone just in case). Jay was excited ( I told him in advance- that is not something you can surprise someone the day of). My sister, my two cousins, and one of their gf's all did it. Jay and I were 1st...
|I will add our pics and videos as soon as I get them from the skydiving school :)|
Though I spent every night dreaming terrible nightmares of what would go wrong- (I even made a will before I left and googled ways to not die skydiving- what to avoid before the white light). For those interested in what skydiving is like. There are four people in a plane so small that you can hardly move, no seats, heads touching the roof,the plane ride up I was surprisingly relaxed (or in denial). Perhaps because I have been on hundreds of questionable flights thanks to Kayak's awesome cheap tickets.
My tandem partner, a fellow Canadian- Nick. Jay says- we are from the same country, I am trusting you with her. It felt so nice to be the future Mrs. McBain and hear my future hubby request safe delivery of his precious cargo. Nick and I are attached. He opens the door- wind starts rushing in, gulp, no turning back now. He hangs one leg out, then tells me too, and I added a second slowly. I look down and freeze looking at the beautiful ocean and towns of Long Island NY below. He says SMILE. I smile, and all of a sudden I am tumble-salting into thin air.
I knew we had two parachutes, and two chances, or say hello to the white light! All of a sudden I am vertical and floating down gently. "Look Up" he screams, and I see the parachute opened like a beautiful rainbow over my head. "Look back", he says and I see Jay! His parachute opened- YAY! We made it!
He hands me the reigns... I say, "No, thanks I'm good". He is persistent and will not take no for an answer. I am glad he didn't- pull right he says and we spin wildly right, twirling like a ballerina- floating in the clouds. Center we slow and hover. "Now, left" he says! Without thinking I pull, and and we spin left, dancing with the wind. For five minutes I slowly drift from heavens to earth, but I was floating down on a cloud of love and pure happy bliss.
|I went 1st (so I wouldn't chicken out...) I am on the bottom, Jay is on top!|
One final request, "Raise your legs when I say", "okay" I say, "just say when". "Now" and he runs and I an on the floor detached. Jay lands moments behind me. I run and hug him, my instructor, and his instructor for safely delivering my fiance!
Love indeed is a leap of faith. It can be scary, and exciting. I took that leap when I met you, and took a bigger one when you asked me to marry you on your 40th Birthday, June 24, 2012 - 10,000 feet in the air, 10 seconds before we both leapt out of a plane. I have no regrets. Every second, every memory has been absolutely incredible, and I cannot wait to make a lifetime more!!! Jay McBain, you are my heart, my soul, my best friend, my partner in crime, my cover for my tea pot and I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with you- making you as ecstatically happy as you make me!!!! xoxooxoxox ♥ ♥ ♥
Special thanks also to the Long Island SkyDiving Center for capturing all the memories on photo, & video, helping our magical day even more amazing, and delivering us safely to each other! (as well as my sister and cousins) You ROCK! :) Everyone should skydive with your team!