Some things about getting engaged yesterday:
Yes- we had a UCLA pole vaulter two-fer! Trey pulled the trigger first in Austin, with all of Chelsea’s best friends meeting her at the running trail!! I missed it and still need to hear the full details, but I hear there is blood and sweat involved so it’s gonna be great.
Michael “copy catted” later in the day in Sacramento in front of my whole family. It was an amazing moment for me to be surrounded by my family and to have Michael pull it off so flawlessly!
These guys are too good at keeping secrets!
Sharing this news was slow at first, texts and calls. As I was sharing it felt bittersweet in moments, as some of my best friends don’t have the legal right to marry or get engaged. As one friend reminded me, “The eternal commitment to another regardless of the legality is a wonderful feeling no law can ever take away.” I continue to support the movement for equality and hope that the Supreme Court sees that there is a right to the pursuit of happiness through the ability to marry freely!
This Easter marks the 3rd year since I got sick in 2010. I was in Austin looking at UT grad school and remember calling my parents and family on Easter morning to tell them I was flying home early to go straight to the hospital in LA. I’ll never miss Easter with my family again.
This is the short version. Full version with details and pictures will come out later this week! Thank you for all of the congratulations and well wishes. I am a very lucky (and very happy) girl! I’ll never miss Easter with my family again.