The way they look, smile, kiss, embrace, and laugh with one another is a giddy feeling that’s completely contagious. And after reading their story, it’s apparent the love they share for one another goes beneath the surface.
“I’d always had this vision of who my person was; how their presence would feel,” recalls Bonnie. “When we met, her face came into focus, embodying everything I always envisioned. I knew the second I saw her face and that first hug!”
Angela also reminiscing the first moment stated, “The first time I saw her, the hug, the chemistry, the way she grabbed my hand. I knew she was going to be my world!”
Five months and nineteen days later, Angela popped the question to Bonnie during a Pride celebration, surprising her with a rose quartz ring that carries special meaning.
“The ring she chose to propose with has a special story behind it,” explains Bonnie. “My mother passed away from cancer when I was young and left her wedding ring for me to have some day when I got married. My parents today are very against my being in a same-sex relationship, which has made getting the ring difficult. I grew up always having that ring in mind, so I had never given thought to anything else. Ang knew how much it meant to me and was very intentional that whichever ring she chose was not meant to replace what my mother left for me. She put so much love and thoughtfulness into searching for the perfect one and found one that goes above and beyond in my eyes. The ring she proposed to me with has rose quartz in it which is known as the “stone of unconditional love”. The love my mother had for me was unconditional; just the same as the love Ang and I share and will show to our future children. I now carry that reminder of unconditional love with me every day and I could not be more thankful.”
In return, Bonnie gave Angela a ring that reminds her of her country roots, complete with a deer antler and black tungsten.