Yesterday was the last regular-season home basketball game… 2.7.12…it was also a day that I’ll remember for the rest of my life.
A bunch of family members & friends (My Aunt Teena, Momma FF, Momma Snyder, Uncles on my Dad’s side of the family, the surrogates, & co-workers) were in attendance at the game, since they didn’t know if they’d ever get to see me play again.
After coming back into the gym from our half-time locker room talk, the team started shooting around to warm up for the second half of the game. I headed for the bench, where my water bottle was, to get a quick drink when Jarid made his way to the floor from the bleachers.
He had flowers in his hand, which I assumed were in recognition of my last game…I was wrong. When he finally got to me, He got down on one knee. At this point, everything around me completely disappeared and I forgot where I was. Honestly, the only thing that mattered was he & I. Not the score, not the team, not the fans. He said, “Sami Alyssa Cox, you are my best friend and soulmate. I met you on a basketball court and fell in love with you, now I’m asking you to marry me on a basketball court“…
I, of course, said YES!
It all happened SO quickly. But don’t worry, we reinacted it when the game was over.
When we got home from the game, we got some dinner & Poppa FF brought home some bubbly to celebrate!
I can’t wait to start our life together! We are thinking about aiming for September 15th, 2012 as a wedding date. What do you think? Can we pull it off in 6 months? 🙂
I can’t wait to be Mrs. Snyder ❤