The Proposal

In her on words, Trish shares her love story.

He's The One

I can't pin point the moment when I knew Adam was "the one" - it was always there in my subconscious. Today, I want to share this story. When we were in Ecuador, we stayed at this eco-friendly inn that did not have central heating - it was beyond cold. On the second night, when I climbed into bed, I noticed that my side of the bed was warm. And I knew that Adam had laid on my side of the bed to warm it up for me before moving over to his side. This is Adam. He always puts my comfort ahead of his, and I knew it was a matter of "when" rather than "if" we would marry. 

Lands End

I ran cross country in high school, and my favorite trail in the city is at Lands End. A few months into our relationship, Adam and I hiked this same trail. We went off the main path and hiked down to the bottom of the cliff to the water's edge. We brought our alpaca blanket to stay warm. As we sat side by side watching the water, we talked about a lot of different things. Adam is the strong, silent type, and is not prone to being loquacious. However, on that day he said to me, "Before I met you, my life was easy, mundane. All of my basic needs were met, but I was lonely and bored. I don't need a lot of stuff - so there was nothing that I wanted and therefore nothing seemed important enough to strive for. Some days it was hard to get up in the morning. But you give me a reason to wake up in the mornings. I look forward to every day with you." So at this point, I'm thinking, he's going to propose, right? No, he didn't. 

The Proposal

However, that day we did talk about getting married, and this conversation became the turning point for us. As for the proposal itself, it happened on a rainy Sunday night in January. We went to dinner at Sushi Ran in Sausalito (which btw is AMAZING). After dinner, Adam suggested we take a walk. As it was pouring rain outside and pitch black, I looked at him like he was crazy and reluctantly agreed that it was a good idea. We walked down to the pier. In the pouring rain with a view of my favorite city in the background, while holding the umbrella with his right hand, he held out a ring with his left hand and proposed. 

I said yes. 

PHOTO: HANH NGUYEN