Exactly one year ago at 7:43am, Kylie and I had just parked on the side of the road to hike the half mile up to Black Balsam Knob. It was supposed to have the perfect 360-degree view of the sun coming up over the Blue Ridge Parkway, but instead it was the rainy, cloudy view. It was supposed to have been a surprise, but instead it was "so obvious" in Kylie's words. (Probably because I was twitchy with excitement and adrenaline!)
As much as I would have loved a "picture perfect" engagement, it was still my picture perfect engagement. She was and still is the perfect woman for me. Whether it's rainy or sunny in our lives, she brings light to my life.
I would still do it all the same.