Today we are so excited to feature the touching proposal story of a world traveling couple, Jason and Anjali!
Jason was born in London and Anjali was born in Liberia but both were brought up and raised in Ghana. Fast forward years later Anjali and Jason started officially dating and due to different career ambitions they carried on with a five year long distance relationship, only seeing each other 3-4 times a year!! Finally this past New Years Eve during a family holiday in Dubai, Jason popped the question. Our couple shares their big day with us through their own words.
Jason arrived slightly earlier than dinner and said he wasn’t feeling too good after the Chinese lunch we had that afternoon. At dinner, he kept leaving the table every 10 minutes to “visit the restroom” and kept on texting people which I found very annoying and told him to stop being anti-social in front of my family
I was trying to coordinate with my undercover photographer, secret videographer, the hotel management,etc through text messages during my regular “visits to the restroom”.
All of a sudden out of nowhere ,11:40pm the lady on stage called our names “can we have Jason and Anjali on stage please?” I was so confused and had no idea what was going on. Jason whispered in my ears saying it’s just a song I dedicated to dance with you. So we head towards the dance floor and suddenly everyone around us parts into a big arc. Leaving us both right in the center.My heart was pumping so hard, I felt like I was going to faint!
The Lady then makes another announcement “I heard it’s someone’s birthday today?” and she looks and winks at us. Clearly it wasn’t any of our birthdays that day, leaving me not only confused but now I was absolutely BLANK.
She then announced “Oh wait a minute, it’s not your birthday.There’s a note from Jason to Anjali which says ‘THANK YOU FOR WAITING FOUR YEARS FOR ME *pause* WILL YOU MARRY ME?’ ”
Shocked, I turned around to Jason, I couldn't breathe, I couldn't believe what was happening. He took a box out of his Jacket, kneeling down on one knee, holding the ring box open.I couldn't stop the tears of joy from running down my face;I didn’t even get to see the ring, just the image of him on his knee looking into my eyes, waiting for me to say something!
My stomach started flipping and tears pooled in my eyes.After all our years together and the number of ways I imagined him proposing to me I was so nervous that I could barely get out “OF COURSE I’LL MARRY YOU”.
Thank you so much to our sweet couple today for sharing their proposal story with us. We wish you all the best in your new life together!! Join us back here tomorrow as we kick off E-Session week!