Madeline and Jon are clearly a match made in heaven. Jon was stationed in Japan in the Air Force and a mutual friend started telling him about Madeline. Shortly after, she became single and their friend started telling her about Jon, but she didn’t think she wanted to date a military man. Let’s just say their friend was persistent, and she finally agreed to meet him at a get-together out at a Ranch. Flirting isn’t Jon’s forte, so Madeline left there not really knowing if he liked her or not. That all cleared up when he called and asked her to dinner. Saying that Jon knew right away that Madeline was “the one” would be an understatement! Within a month he was hinting at marriage, and started planning the proposal!
The day of the proposal they packed food for a picnic, while their family was organizing a surprise engagement party. Then they headed out to picnic at a friend’s property that had a floating dock. Right as the rain started to trickle onto the tin roof, he handed her a letter that he had written for her, and said he would just kneel behind her so that he could read it too. Little did she know that he was fumbling behind her to get the ring box out of his boot! She turned around in shock to him on one knee asking her to marry him. After many hugs and “no ways”, he turned on the first song they had danced to and they danced on the dock (yes, it’s like a fairytale)! Then off they went to the engagement party! Needless to say, it was love at first sight for Madeline and Jon!