Chad and Brittany met in a digital age through social media. They realized they were both in the same place in life. Both of them were separated for nearly a year or more with their lessons learned on what it takes to have a successful marriage. Their connection grew as they shared past experiences and future expectations. With their foundation set on faith, family and country, the bond they share is stronger than worldly metal because it is formed from their love for Christ, their children, and each other.
I took Brittany to a Casino for her birthday. Going to the casino was something that neither of us had done before and always wanted to. On the four hour drive up to Oklahoma, I was thinking about how I was going to pull the proposal off when I had never been there before. My first thought, was dinner. However, this has been overdone and that is not my style. Then I thought about just waiting for one of us to hit a large sum of money on one of the slots. That would really solidify the moment! What if we don't hit it big though? What if we lost all we brought? So I knew it had to be before we started gambling but I was going in blind, with no experience and no recon. But hey, what could go wrong? When we pulled onto the resort property, I saw my opportunity. The casino has a giant globe that lights up at night. I figured I would just convince her to go outside and take a picture with me in front of the globe, and while she scrolled through looking at every single photo identifying everything wrong with them I would drop down on one knee while she wasn't looking and surprise her. That isn't how it went down though. After dinner, all Brittany wanted to do was to go start gambling, but I had to convince her to get a picture in front of the globe before we went back to the room to change. In her mind, she thought tonight could be the night, but when it didn't happen at dinner she was a little upset thinking it wasn't going to happen. Once I got her out to the globe, she took ONE picture, put her phone in her purse and started to walk away. In my head I was panicking, "What do I do?" The first thing that came to mind was to whine, "Babe, hold on my back hurts." I staggered, as if my back was hurting, went down on one knee, pulled the ring out, and asked "Brittany, will you marry me?" She paused and was genuinely worried about me. After what felt like forever, I finally broke the silence and said "Please?" and she finally snapped out of it and said "YES!"