I put a ring on it!

The man of my dreams said, “yes,” and God was there as He always has been.

Aaron Jay Ledesma
Jun 17, 2019 · 4 min read
Our booth.

It’s just before 5 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019. My eyes are open and my heart is pounding. I can’t sleep any longer. The excitement is kicking in. This is the day I will propose to the man of my dreams.

While I sit quietly in my home office, I listen to our favorite songs, go through our photos and pray to God. The weeks leading up to this moment had been serendipitous. There were so many signs that God was guiding me through this next step in my relationship with Tim.

Tim wakes up. He goes through his morning routine. I remain calm. We talk about the weeks ahead and just relax while drinking coffee. Before I knew it, we are getting ready for a prearranged lunch date and driving towards Churchill.

Night Cafe by Jill Banks.

Within 20 minutes, we are parking outside the Hill Cafe — the location of our first date. We smile at each other as we walk to the entrance. As we enter, I said to the staff that we have a reservation for two.

We are escorted toward the back of the restaurant to our booth where we first met. On the table is a framed flash card that reads, “Forever.”

Tim is smiling.

“Forever” doesn’t tip him off. He is getting comfortable in his seat and unfolding his napkin when he realizes I am not sitting across from him yet. He turns to find me on a knee with the open ring box in my hands. He is in shock. He quickly looks around the room to make sure this is really happening. Then I asked the most important question I’ll ever ask in life,

Will you make me the happiest man in the world and marry me?

“Yes,” he says with tears in his eyes.

I start sliding the ring on his finger and told him,

This is the ring your grandmother gave your grandfather.

I know she wants you to have it now.

Tears start streaming down his face.

We’re standing, kissing and hugging while the restaurant erupts in applause and cheers.

This is one of the greatest moments of my life. The man of my dreams and the king of my heart said, “yes,” and God was there as He always has been.

The future Mr. + Mr. Earley-Ledesma!

My name is Aaron.
I’m Catholic.
I’m Gay.
I’m Me.

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A cradle Catholic seeks to understand his God + faith as an openly gay man. If you’re struggling with your faith + sexuality or just want to talk, please email me at: aaron.thegaycatholic@gmail.com

Aaron Jay Ledesma

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Digital Creator: Inspiring communities + sparking action. #AnythingForSelenas

The Gay Catholic

A cradle Catholic seeks to understand his God + faith as an openly gay man. If you’re struggling with your faith + sexuality or just want to talk, please email me at: aaron.thegaycatholic@gmail.com

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