JGHS Teacher Proposal Stories
While proposals are often one of the most magical times of your life, they may also require a lot of planning and coordination. Here are some great proposal stories from JGHS teachers.
Mr. Niemann had been dating his wife for four years before asking the big question. At the time, she lived in the Philippines and he popped the question on a trip there. Originally, Niemann was planning to ask her parents separately and on a later date with beautiful lighting and historical backdrop. However, the day came with a lot of frustration and stress.
If it went as planned, Niemann would have proposed to her in the ruins of a mansion, waiting for nighttime as its beauty grew, and for the diamond to sparkle as it basked in the night. Together, her family and Niemann visited some ruins of a mansion, but her family was getting exhausted as too many other people were around in the usually desolate location. He followed his gut and just proposed to her there and then, where her mom said yes for her. She did accept the ring and the proposal and they have been together ever since.
Typically, an engagement is one big event, however, Mrs. Lorenzana-Bobic experienced hers in two parts. During a trip to the Philippines, Mrs. Lorenzana and her husband were staying in a resort overlooking the water. At this point, they were 25 and had been together for nine years when they began dating in high school. One night during their stay, he gave her a card about growing old together and proposed to her. However, he did not have the ring on him. Mrs. Lorenzana recalled the proposal being more meaningful because it was private and personal, rather than being in a crowded and loud place with peering eyes.
She would get her ring on the second leg of their trip, when they went to Maui. Her husband’s family lived in Maui and went to dinner together. During the dinner, he had put the ring in her champagne flute and as they raised their glasses, everybody looked at her expectantly to celebrate their engagement, but Mrs. Lorenzana had not even seen it yet! It was a funny experience for her to have to drink the champagne in order to get her ring.