Still oblivious to everything going on that Thursday, I wished Sean a safe trip to “Louisiana.” He coordinated real flight schedules, layovers, and time zones. The night he left for “Louisiana,” he drove to Atlanta. He would pull over numerous times on the side of the road to tell me he had landed and arrived at his hotel. Sean arrived at Emily’s, my best friend, house, around 1am Friday morning, who did not know why he was driving up. Sean decided to surprise Emily and my other friend Nikki with the good news.
The next day Sean drove across North Atlanta to visit my old college of Kennesaw State University and one of our favorite destinations, Chateau Elan, to gather more surprises for me. Later that night Sean surprised my dad and asked him if he could marry me. My dad was so happy and so ecstatic that I had found a good man in Sean, one who respected both him and myself enough to drive all the way to Atlanta for one day to ask a single question. After dinner Sean began his seven hour drive back home and arrived home at 3am only to have to turn around and go to work at 9am that same morning.
Meanwhile, I had planned to go out to dinner with my friends, Kim and Jincy, at Little Harbor that Saturday night. When Saturday rolled around, I was really missing Sean and wishing he was home. While I was pulling into the parking lot, I received a text from Kim saying her and Jincy were already there and had walked far down the beach. Being that I was 10 minutes early (which never happens), I was confused on how they were already there and managed to walk so far already. I was more concerned, and a bit irritated, at the fact I was wearing heels and a nice dress, clearly not the ideal beach outfit. What were Kim and Jincy thinking? While I walked and walked to meet my friends, I finally could see them way down the beach and became more irritated that they weren’t walking fast enough to meet me.
As I walked a little further, I saw a guy walk down towards the beach that looked a lot like Sean. I thought to myself, “Okay you are seriously losing your mind, that is NOT Sean!” But he kept walking towards me and then I realized that it really WAS Sean! What was he doing here? Why wasn’t he in Louisiana? Why was he hiding? So many questions ran through my confused mind as he got closer. Little did she know that he had a question for me.
Sean got down on one knee and asked, “Meagan, would you have any issues marrying me?” (A joke from when we had when they first met!) I was so overwhelmed and shocked with what was going on I didn’t even answer and just threw my arms around him! He had to say, “So, I take that as a ‘yes’?” And that is when I came to, screamed “YES!” and jumped back into Sean’s arms!