It was a crisp, dry night in the Baltimore Inner Harbor as we all celebrated the coming new year. Loud music played next to us from the speaker as we jumped around with the rest of the crowd that included some of our friends. The test fire of the confetti cascaded around us like colorful snowflakes. The minute countdown to midnight started and everyone started to cheer even more. I turned to Grant and he pulled me close to him and kissed me hard on the mouth. He let go and looked me straight in the eyes and smiled. He said something to me that I didn't hear so I leaned in closer.
As I leaned in he pulled something out of his pocket and I looked down to see the ring. My heart began to pound hard in my chest as I looked at the sparkling ring staring up at me. There wasn't much room around us as the crowd started to chant the countdown, so he half crouched and uttered the words: "Will you marry me?"
The crowd erupted in cheers and embraced and kissed each other in celebration. The confetti fell all around us and caught in my hair and in Grant's coat. I kissed Grant again as I stared up at him with watery eyes. I knew that this was the person that I had been waiting all my life for.