On September 15, 2010, Diane and I took an excursion into Rome from the cruise ship. Our excursion took us to the Vatican City where we walked through the Vatican museum. Then we went through the Sistine Chapel, and to St. Peter’s Basilica. There, in the middle of the Basilica, I pulled Diane from the tour into an open space. I held her hand and looked her in the eye and said: “Baby, we’ve seen some of the most beautiful things today, created by the hand of God, but nothing as beautiful as you,” as I dropped to my knee and showed her the engagement ring. Then I said, “I love you so much, will you marry me?” She started to cry and said: “I would love to…I love you so much.” I put the ring on her finger and had a deep romantic kiss as the folks looking on started to clap. That photo was sent to me by someone on the tour. People we didn’t even know were coming up to us and giving us hugs and kisses. It was awesome.
P.S. Thank you Joe, so much for helping me with the ring. It made a beautiful experience really shine.
Best regards, Dan