This is a short video from the Springfield IL Iron Sharpens Iron men's conference that I host. The video is the surprise proposal for my youngest daughter Lindleigh by her boyfriend Logan. I had called my family up on stage to thank them, my wife and oldest daughter knew what was coming but Lindleigh did not.
READ BEFORE YOU WATCH! The baby in this video is Ross' nephew. The onesie the baby is wearing asks, "Will you marry my Uncle Ross?" It takes her a bit to read to read it, but when she does, you'll see a surprised and happy girl!
Thursday July 18th 2013, Kyle Shoemaker proposed to Melissa Michiyo Willard on top of Garcia Trail in Azusa, CA. Kyle rallied our Azusa tribe of friends and set out to lead a "bible study" at the peak of the hike. There, Joeley Harper and I hiked the path early to hide in the mosquito infested bush, to get the ultimate shot of this surprise proposal. After Melissa was asked to stand up, the moment became ever so real. Kyle did a great job of conveying his love towards Melis, and his commitment to her and to their relationship to Christ. This is a defining moment for their life together as a couple.
Nothing could keep these two apart. Experiencing the military homecoming was something I will never forget. Becoming engaged is something they will always remember. I was honored to be a part of the past two days. Congratulations!