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Very few of you know that for the past several weeks I’ve been dating somebody quite seriously. When I’m in a serious relationship I don’t usually like to spread the word, and this one wasn’t much different. Things have been going very well, and early last week I felt the time was right to ask her to marry me. Whoa!
It all happened quite fast, but when it feels right, you “go and do.” And so I went and did! I met up with her after the Priesthood Session of General Conference last night. We went for a walk, and the ring I had purchased was burning a hole in my pocket… I found a secluded place I had previously chosen, and as we continued to talk I was trying not to shake from all the nervousness!
After all the corny talk of how much I loved her and how lucky I was to have found her, I got down on one knee. By this time I was sobbing uncontrollably, and lost any hope of stopping my hands from shaking. I looked up at her, smiled, and said: