I HAVE SOME GREAT NEWS!!! My son, Brian and his awesome girlfriend Ally got engaged on Friday evening! No date has been set because they want to do it the right way and have everyone there they want as well as have a place of their own. It’s awesome to know too they given it a great deal of thought and not just run off and done something without pre planning things. So, the long and short of it is that our family just grew by one!!! Welcome to our family Ally! You’re a terrific addition!
OK, so here’s the details about how Brian proposed! Of course in his “Brian way” it was grandios!! It seems he is friends with a lot of the right people in Vegas these days and even so far as the general manager of the movie theater they frequent. Through a friend at the Chamber of Commerce, Brian was able to have a special video made of two Lamborghini racing side by side down a road. Across the screen this guy imposed the words. On the road of life, I want you in the passenger seat next to me….. Alexandra Kay Damazio, will you marry me? At that point the lights to the theater were turned up and Brian got down on his knee and asked her to marry him and gave her the ring. A flawless 1+K diamond. She was so shocked!
Several of their friends were in the audience and Greg and I were just behind a wall until the trailer started. When it first came on, some were heckling it because they couldn’t figure out what movie this was for. Some didn’t pay attention to the words across the screen. Ally said that when she saw the two cars she started shaking because she knew what was about to happen… she started to cry and continued to shake! People in the audience started clapping and cheering but Brian had to shush them and shouted out, “NO, Wait! She hasn’t said yes yet!” Apparently Ally was crying so hard she couldn’t get the words out! She yelled out, “YES, I’ll marry you!” then jumped into his arms… later they both said it was everything they’d hoped for. On his part, we were able to be there and he was able to keep it from her so it would be a surprise. On Ally’s part, it WAS the surprise she wanted to have, and in just the right circumstances. Literally, the night before, several of her “movie going” friends got together and they were asking her if Brian had popped the question yet. She told them no, and they said he better get with it! When they saw what was happening they let out a yelp right along with Ally!
And so, Brian starts a new chapter in his life. Taking on a wife is a huge responsibility but one I think he can handle. He’s got a great head on his shoulders and thinks things through. I think they’ll do alright. On Ally’s part, she’s a strong independent young woman who is willing to work for what she wants. She’s not afraid of hard work and with Brian by her side she will shine really bright!
God Bless them both! They really deserve the good life for all they’ve been through in their young lives. I hope and pray their lives are blessed with big good times and small bad times. There has to be some bad times so they would be able to never forget what it takes to appreciate the good ones. They work really well together and I pray that continues as they start to build their life together.
Brian, my son, life is all about choices. I’ve told you that since you were very little. You’ve made a very good choice! (And besides, in the end, you got the cheerleader from your high school!) Ally’s a keeper and I’m glad you’re the one that gets her!
From the bottom of my heart, I love you both,
Always remember to take care of you and yours,