My Trip To Jekyll Island-Personal Narrative

I will never forget the marvelous few days my husband Dustin, who was my boyfriend at the time, and I spent in south Georgia exploring the streets of Savannah and soaking up the sun on Jekyll Island. When I reflect on the memories we made that week I am overcome with nostalgia. I will smile and recall the smell of the salty air and the feeling of the warm sand under my toes for the rest of my life. Of course I am aware there are far more exotic places to visit, and trips that are conventionally more "exciting" that most people would consider worthy of being their favorite vacation of all time, but was originally planned to be relatively low key senior year spring break turned out to be more life changing then I could have imagined. In 2010 …show more content…
We rolled down the windows once more and breathed in the coastal air as we held hands and enjoyed the comfortable silence. I felt so at peace as we drove, quietly watching as the marshland turned into sandy beaches. We parked in a gravel parking lot and had a short walk through a small wooded area before we made it to the beach. As we stepped out of the treeline I was awestruck by the gorgeous scenery. The driftwood trees washed onto the shore made the beach look like something straight out of the kind of dream you never want to wake up from. The beach was almost void of other people, and was by far the most secluded I had ever visited. There wasn't any loud music, children playing, or any other conversations to be overheard. All I could hear was the sound of the crashing waves and the seagulls overhead. After sometime I got up from my resting place in the sand to find a restroom. As I was walking back to Dustin I saw him standing in the distance watching me walk toward him. He had the most handome grin on his face and I could tell he was up to something. Once I was only a few feet away I could see very large lines drawn in the sand in front of him. They read, "Will you marry me?". It took a moment for my brain to process what was happening. He got down on one knee, took me by the hand, looked into my eyes, and told me he never wanted to live a moment of his life without me either. …show more content…
When we planned our spring break I had no idea I would come back engaged at such a young age. We understandably faced a lot of crtiticism from family and friends about getting married so young, but we maintained that we felt like we were fated from 11 years old to wind up together in the end. Over those few days on our trip we both had these major epiphanies during relatively unexceptional moments where we realized that we never wanted to live without the other. I just knew he was the one. No one else would have ever chased down a sunset like he did simply to see me smile. Even as we continue to build more incredible memories and vacations together I will never forget the amazing time we shared together on our spring

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