CLEARWATER вЂ” Heather McKenzie excused herself through the table at Carmel Cafe and headed toward the restroom.
Sam Pontikos seized as soon as and stopped the very first person walking by whom seemed as though he worked here. He required the worker to help keep the aisle clear in the cozy wine club full of 50 clients.
After Heather, 30, whom works in public areas relations for an engineering that is environmental, returned into the dining table, Sam got straight down using one leg within the walkway.
The 37-year-old insurance coverage claims supervisor grabbed her hands and responded, “You understand how essential you will be if you ask me and exactly how we should invest the remainder of
life together. . . . I have a fast concern for you.”
From their coat pocket, he produced a band holding the diamond Heather’s grandmother had kept whenever she passed on seven years back.
Issue ended up being “Will you marry me personally?” the solution ended up being yes. The applause through the diners at nearby tables ended up being thunderous.
“we don’t notice everybody was looking at us until afterwards,” Heather said. “they certainly were all taking a stand.”
Heather and Sam did not hesitate about their wedding вЂ” after getting involved.
Their reasons had been family-related. Heather’s only cousin, Army Spc. Ryan McKenzie, ended up being set to deploy in 2010. “I just have actually one cousin, and I also desired to make sure that he will be here,” Heather said.
Sam had been fine using the turnaround that is quick almost all of his massive Greek family lives into the Tampa Bay area. It absolutely was Heather’s concentrate on household that scored her major points as soon as the few started emailing after seeing one another’s online profiles that are dating.
Sam experienced a 12 months of times before he came across heather’s profile.
“I’m no springtime chicken, and so I ended up being certainly interested in marriage once I had been achieving this,” he said. (more…)