I love fairy tales, I just never imagined I would be a part of one. But the truth of the heart is that ever since I fell in love with my friend, (now fiancé) Juan, I knew it was a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime love. He surprised me on Christmas with tickets to NY for New Years. I am originally from New York so I was ecstatic to take him everywhere in the city. So on New Year’s Eve, around 1pm, we went to Central Park where we rode a pedicab and were wrapped in a blanket due to the winter breeze. Afterward, we were dropped off at the American Museum of Natural History and he decided to step away in search for coffee and hot chocolate. I thought it was strange since we were waiting 15 minutes in line outside in the cold to enter (later, I found out he was afraid the metal detector would detect the ring).
Then we walked back to Central Park toward Bow Bridge, also known as, the proposal bridge and carved our initials like all lovers do. A few feet away, there was a rocky hill where we climbed up to look at the gorgeous view. So he set his iPhone on a rock to take a photo of us, and as I posed for the camera, he turned to me and began telling me heartfelt words as his gaze struck my soul. Then he reached for his pocket and got down on one knee. I believe in that moment, my mind went completely blank and before he uttered the words, “Will you marry me?” I interrupted and said, “Of course!” I was in utter shock and had a blank stare, so he smiled and hugged me. As we continued to stroll down Central Park, I finally realized what happened! The man of my dreams proposed to me! So I began to cry uncontrollably! Tears of joy and excitement ran down my cheeks and we were overwhelmed! It was such a magical moment! I’m still pinching myself to make sure this is all real. And it sure is! Now, let the wedding planning begin!