Yesterday was truly a dream come true.
It was a long day, but it was dang near perfect.
Graduation was early, but it went smoothly. I got to sit next to my softball girls, so that made the time go by a little faster. (They also pronounced my name right, and I didn’t fall, so that’s a plus.)
After graduation, everyone met up at the always delicious Catfish Cove for lunch. It was great food and great fellowship.
(Along with their Saturday All You Can Eat crab legs, they also featured their special Mother’s Day homemade strawberry ice cream. *thumbs up*)
We had a little bit of a break between lunch and my graduation party at Scratch, so I did some last minute Mother’s Day shopping.
I came back home, cleaned up a little, and then I headed over to Scratch to help my mom set up a few things for the party. We rented out their quaint outdoor patio, and it was absolutely perfect for the occasion.
We had a couple trays that reminded me of a bag of trail mix. They had a variety of crackers, fruits, pickles, hard boiled eggs, etc. It was an odd combination, but the plating was beautiful, and everything tasted great.
We had bacon wrapped shrimp, balsamic chicken skewers, and cheesecake, brownie, and cookie bites as well. I also tried a new cocktail called the “Fog and Lace”.
It was served in the same glass as the Blood Honeymoon I tried last time, and it looked similar with the egg white foam on top. However, it wasn’t as strong (in a good way), and the herbs really sang through to give it a refreshing finish.
But I must say…
The highlight of the night happened in the middle of the party.
My dad toasted me first.
It was humorous, light hearted, and genuine. (Just like him.)
He asked if anyone else wanted to speak, and my boyfriend stepped up.
Then he got down on one knee, and he asked me to marry him.
I said yes, of course. (I had my suspicions.)
But we met the night of my high school graduation, and now, four years later, on the night of my college graduation, he asks me to be his wife.
It could not have been a better moment.
All in all, yesterday just made me realize how many people love and support me, and that means more to me than anyone will ever know.
My fiancé’s parents and my parents do so much for the both of us, and I couldn’t ever thank them enough.
I wouldn’t have my degree or my ring without them.
God is so, so good.