Nieces Help With Surprise of their Aunt’s Life!
Written By Savvy Auntie Staff Writers
By A. Noelle
In June, 41-year-old Libby Gray got the surprise of a lifetime!
Aunt to eight phenomenal nieces and nephews, aged 15 - 6 months, Libby also supports a young woman in Haiti and is godmother to five children. She has no children of her own but has embraced her Aunthood and feels very blessed to have so many children in her life.
Last October, she met the man of her dreams, who is a father of two daughters, aged 21 and 18. They fell in love, and Libby’s nieces and nephews fell in love right along with her! He loves Libby’s family and loves spending time with all the kids in her life.
So last month, when it came to proposing to the woman he loves, Libby’s boyfriend recruited four of Libby’s nieces to help out! Unbeknownst to Libby, he arranged a proposal at a time when her whole family would be gathered. He asked his daughters to design four t-shirts with the words, "Will You Marry Me?" on them. His daughters then helped Libby’s nieces put on the shirts and accompanied them out to her parents' patio, where Libby was completely floored. “Completely!” she told us. She saw the words on her beloved nieces’ shirts while he got down on one knee, tears streaming down her face.
When Libby later asked about what gave him this brilliant idea, he responded, "I thought about what means the most to you, and two things came to mind: your family and your nieces and nephews. So, I realized I wanted everyone involved in this event."
Did your nieces or nephews play a role in your proposal?
Photo: Courtesy of Libby Gray
Published: July 23, 2012