Valentine's Day ... Proposal Day
My boyfriend, Nate, had been deployed in Afghanistan for a year, so for my birthday, Nate’s friends threw me a party so I wouldn’t be alone. The last present I opened was a card that told me to check my closet upstairs. In the closet, I found a DVD with a note that said, “Watch immediately.” It was a video of Nate in Afghanistan, holding a sign that said to go to the first place we met. We all drove over to the school where Nate and I had been kindergarten classmates, and then I saw a soldier on the playground. Before I could process what was happening, I realized it was Nate, who had somehow managed to come home. I started bawling on his shoulder, and then he got on his knee and pulled out a ring that was custom-made for me in Afghanistan.
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