We beat our way out of the bush and breathed a sigh as we stumbled onto the yard. Jeffrey was in pain from a wasp he encountered on the trek and a little upset that I had led them through the middle of the dense bush because of a little fear. I didn’t know why he was so unhappy all of a sudden, but we pulled the burs off our clothes and started walking down the driveway. As we walked Jeffrey and Rachel were talking asking if there were anymore areas in our bush that looked like the one we had just come from… I was confused once again! I was confused or suspicious a lot it seems. I spoke up, “We just took a lot of pictures with trees why do you want to take more with trees?!” So we kinda aimlessly walked to a field that is behind our house.
At this point in time the sun was starting to set more and there was a sunset behind the trees that line the perimeter of the field. I was tired and kind of getting perturbed with Jeffrey and Rachel because all they seemed to want was trees for these pictures! Remember how Jeffrey got bit by a wasp… well that was the first time that had happened too, so I was concerned and felt really bad for him. His hand was swelling up and was really throbbing. We stopped and Jeffrey got the settings on the DSLR right for shooting some nice pictures at sunset. As he was doing that Rachel and I were fooling around a bit.
Rachel came and grabbed my hand and in a oh so dramatic voice asked me if I would marry her. I, of course, dramatically replied in an exuberant voice “Yes, Yes! forever and always yes!” We laughed and Jeffrey just shook his head and continued fiddling with the camera. Finally Jeffrey handed Rachel the camera and said “Okay! One more picture!”. He grabbed the backpack that he had been carrying around with him for the whole photo shoot and pushed me in the opposite direction. Jeffrey quickly grabbed the ring box from the backpack and when I turned around he was on one knee! Everything a girl dreams about seems to be lost in that moment! As Jeffrey spoke the words “Regan Lenore Wiebe…” these thoughts went through my head.
I had to ask Jeffrey later what he said after “Regan Lenore Wiebe…” because I didn’t hear what he said at all! Rachel captured pretty well every moment and it was/is so special going back and looking at those pictures! I’m so blessed that Jeffrey thought of having that! I think Rachel was really honoured to to have been there and honestly I didn’t care! I didn’t even know she was there in the moment, she gave us our space. Even though things didn’t go as planned and now I could really give myself time to wonder what would’ve happened if I hadn’t run off when I heard the dog barking, I choose to think that it would’ve been really special yes, but at the end of the day we are pledged to be married and that’s all that matters! It doesn’t really matter where it more matters with who. We have a slightly entertaining story to go with our engagement now as a bonus! To me it was the perfect proposal!