Tessa & Brian’s Story !
We decided to take a weekend trip (Mother’s Day Weekend) to my camp on the Jourdan River. On the way there, I jokingly made a statement about it being the perfect weekend for a proposal. He casually dismissed this notion and didn’t bring it back up. The next day we decided to go have lunch in downtown Bay St. Louis. After returning, I asked him to go check on our dog, Collier outside. While I was in the living room upstairs, I heard Brian call to me to call Collier inside. I walked out the door on to the porch and called Collier. I noticed that Collier had a note tied around his collar with red ribbon. At this time I never thought it would be a proposal due to his prior dismissal of the idea. I grabbed the note around his collar thinking it was a cheesy Mother’s Day card from Brian and Collier. The card read, “Mom, Dad loves you so much that he wants to spend the rest of his life with you. Will you please walk down to the water so we can become one big happy family?” At that point, it hit me what was happening. I immediately thought about how I couldn’t believe I made a comment about him proposing this weekend and it is actually happening. I then walked down the steps to the water where he was waiting. He asked if I got the ring off of Collier’s collar along with note. I became frantic thinking he tied the ring to a dog’s neck. After a moment of worrying that we lost the ring, he looked at me and said, “Do you really think I am dumb enough to tie a ring to a dog’s collar?” Then he got down on one knee and popped the question.