Check Yes or No

My summer job between semesters at University took me out of state, far away from my boyfriend at the time. It was hard to continue long distance but we managed with phone calls and emails. As the summer started to come to a close, we both became increasingly excited to see one another–especially since we had started talking marriage and planning our future together. Finally the day had come for me to fly back home and as I arrived in the Houston airport, my excitement was growing. I picked up my bags and walked through the arrivals terminal and I started hearing one of our favorite songs–a George Strait song called “Check Yes or No” playing in the background. I smiled, remembering all the fun times my boyfriend and I had going to country music concerts together.  I turned the corner and was surprised to see my boyfriend on bended knee in the middle of the open arrivals area! He was holding a sign which said, “Kirsten, will you marry me? Check yes or no.” A crowd had started to gather around him, with curious and excited spectators waiting to see what would happen next. As I got closer, I saw he had a ring box and he asked me to marry him–right in the arrivals terminal of the Houston airport! Since that time, we have always loved airports and every time we fly we think of our engagement.

– Kirsten D.

Houston, Texas

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