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.

The Bali International airport was busy with the last flights of the day.

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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