By Jared M
My girlfriend is half-Peruvian, on her father's side.
She didn’t grow up knowing him so she wasn’t able to really learn about her Spanish heritage. After we met, she began to have a father-daughter relationship with him and have grown quite close. I knew she always wanted to learn more of her Peruvian side so we spoke of visiting Machu Picchu in Peru one day.
After two years of dating, I decided I wanted to be with her forever. My mother had passed away when I was young and my sister had her old engagement ring but she lives in Chile. I wanted to create a new ring with my mother's diamonds and ask my girlfriend to marry me. The only way to do this was to have the ring made in Chile and have my sister meet me somewhere halfway, we live in Miami Florida. I had the ring made and decided this was the time to plan the trip to Peru and Machu Picchu. And what more magical place to propose I thought! So I did everything I could to organize her dream trip to her unknown homeland possible.
On March 28th atop one of the seven wonders of the world, I made her mine forever.