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JCE BLOG: Day 3 – The Bali proposal

  • August 3, 2016

Bruce got me a beautiful ring from his jewler in Victoria.


“You make me whole,” he said as we sat poolside alone early Wednesday morning in Bali.

I met Bruce in March 2014 — about 6 months into my time in Victoria, Texas.

I had moved back to Texas after a decade on the East Coast getting my schooling and experience in journalism.

I had met many friends but no love interest in South Texas. 

“I don’t have time for that stuff — I’m here to get my experience and move on”… I’d tell myself.

It was a Friday night after anchoring the 6 & 10 p.m. newscasts. I went over to his house – not expecting much – just a chance to meet a nice guy. And 5 hours of talking on his couch still in my suit – I knew he was someone special. He talked about family, travel, politics and more interest.

We met in March 2014 in Victoria.


We began dating the moment I returned from a weekend in Dallas. 

My friends has mentioned to me that I should prepare for a ring in Bali. “It’s Bali of all places — so romantic,” they told me. And Bruce and I had talked about the next step — but with so many moving pieces in the coming months I wasn’t sure if it was the right time.

But the moment he told me to get up from the pool lounge chair because he had something to tell me — I knew it was the moment.

I’m ready for our next adventure. ❤️

We made each other whole. ❤️


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