David surprised Becca with what you could call a “Mossheart’s Promise Proposal” at the release part for her second book, The Mossheart’s Promise.
A few year’s ago, David brought Becca to a family party to meet everyone for the first time. It was a large, but laid back affair for my brother’s 40th birthday. Within minutes of seeing them together, I told David, “I have never seen you this happy or this at ease. I am happy for you!” I will always remember his response, “Brian, it has never felt this easy, good, or natural. She instantly became my best friend.” Four years later, Becca became not only his best friend, but his fiance.
A few weeks ago, David texted me out of the blue, a photo of an engagement ring. Say no more! I couldn’t have been more excited for him. He told me his plans for a “Mossheart’s Promise proposal,” that is, to surprise Becca at the launch party for her debut middle grade fiction book, “The Mossheart’s Promise.” Fans, friends, and family gathered at Sidetrack Bookshop in Royal Oak, a small indie bookstore with a loyal following, to meet and hear Becca talk about her book. After some Q&A, Becca graciously sat around signing books, meeting with fans, and taking selfies before joining friends and family at a nearby restaurant.
To hide the true intentions of the day, David joking dressed down, looking extra “casual” we could say and, upon seeing Becca, I told her that I brought my camera figuring she would like a few pics for promo. She was excited at the idea and it numbed her to the idea of my camera out.
When Becca arrived at the restaurant, David was more appropriately dressed and offered a touching and sentimental story of how they met, how he fell in love, and how, very early in their days of dating, he knew he could do this the rest of his life. With that, he began to get down on a knee and asked if she too would like to do this the rest of her life.
Of all the photos from the day, this one may be my favorite: pure joy.