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Happiest Moments

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I'm what you'd call a nostalgic. I love reminiscing with friends, flipping through old family photographs, and recalling special stories from my childhood. So much of who I am today is based on those little moments, preserved in memories. But it's not often that I take the time to pinpoint those moments that are so special that I'd say they're the best of my life. It was a fun exercise and a good reminder that your best memories should always be top of mind. So with that, I narrowed it down to my all-time happiest moment: the night we got engaged. Geoffrey's proposal was truly perfect - it was a cold night in December when he asked me to marry him. But what happened immediately after is what I'd classify as my happiest moment ever. I was a straight mess in a part-crying-part-snorting-with-laughter kind of way and ran over to my computer to surprise my mom and dad via video chat. I expected to catch them halfway through dinner, but on the other end, my parents, whose faces were already streaked with tears, were standing by with an already-popped bottle of champagne. Geoffrey had asked for their permission beforehand (which my parents


since they didn't think people did that anymore), so it's fun to think of them anxiously waiting by to hear from me. It's hard living so far away from them, but in that moment, I felt like they were right beside us, celebrating. I'd love to know - can you pinpoint your happiest moment?

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