Proposing to someone that you want to spend the rest of your life with can be a pretty daunting prospect. First there's the matter of picking out the ring, which is a pile of difficulties all on its own: What stone do you want? What do you want the setting to look like? What size does she need? How many months of salary are you willing to give up for it? etc.
Then there's the whole issue of when the best time to propose is! Do you do it on a holiday so it's already a special day before you pop the question? Do you wait until you and your partner are alone together on a day you can make special for just yourselves? Do you plan some elaborate proposal that you get your friends and family involved with? The list goes on!
Fortunately, some people are lucky enough that the stars just seem to align, and the perfect opportunity just presents itself on its own. Case and point: airline pilot Jon Emerson wanted to propose to his girlfriend, Lauren, and it turned out the best time to do so was while she was working on his flight!
The flight from Detroit to Oklahoma City started off like any other. The passengers took their seats, the flight attendants did their safety demonstrations, and Jon launched into his pre-flight announcements, normally reserved just for estimated travel times and weather reports.
This time though, he decided to make a mention of Lauren, who was one of the flight attendants on the plane. It happened to be the couple's anniversary, but that wasn't all that was special about the day!
"This is a very special day for Lauren and me," the pilot said during his announcement. "It’s our anniversary today and she’s one of our very best flight attendants. I want this day to be known for the rest of our lives. I want to spend the rest of my life with her.”
Before anyone knew it, Jon had appeared from the cabin, gotten on one knee, and popped the question to Lauren (who of course said yes). She later talked about the experience on Facebook, saying that:
"Last night, on a plane, in front of passengers, I got to say the easiest YES of my life to my best friend! It still feels like a dream and I cannot explain how blessed I am to spend forever with Jon."
What do you think of Jon's proposal?