Emily-Jane and Ian

Emily-Jane and Ian

[three_fifth] [dropcap color=”rosy”]M[/dropcap]y Fiancé Ian and I have been engaged since Dec 2006! It has been a long wait for a wedding due to many unforeseen circumstances preventing us from finally tying the knot..

Jan 2007 I found out I was pregnant so we waited for baby to be born. October 2007 I had a Near Fatal car accident, almost dying, that put me out of action for 5 months.. As I wanted to “walk” down the aisle it was once again put off.. Two years ago we had an armed robbery and in Dec 2011 we had our second child.

As things have quietened down somewhat, we are hoping to get hitched soon but money seems our mountain now..

The Proposal

He met a pilot during a work stint and became friends with him. We planned a holiday to CT in Dec 2006 and he had managed to plan a Helicopter Flip for us through his friend. He took us all around CT and was flying low over Blouberg and Melkbos to show the sights.. I saw people on the Beach taking pics of our helicopter as if they’d never seen one before and I wondered how strange it was, until I saw the writing in the sand: “Emily-Jane will you Marry Me?”

I was so shocked my first words were: “Look! Somebody has the same name as me!” Ha ha! Needless to say when I turned to him he had my ring at the ready and he asked me again! We were then whisked of to Lanzerac for a wonderful Lunch to celebrate our engagement..

I never would’ve expected this from him and he’d been planning it for months. His pilot friend had always wanted to be involved in something as romantic, something that only happens in the movies..

My engagement ring was taken in our robbery and on Valentines Day this year, he surprised me with a new ring..

We do feel the need to get re-engaged and do it all over again as its been so long. That is our next Goal.. 🙂

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