The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Patricia McMahon was on her evening walk.

At Old Mill Beach, she spotted a serene scene. Quietly, she took a photo.

(Photo/Patricia McMahon)

The man turned, and looked at her. Patricia apologized for interrupting his moment. She told him she appreciates seeing people looking so peaceful — especially in these challenging times.

He laughed and said, “There’s nothing peaceful or serene about me right now. I’m a nervous wreck. I’m waiting for my girlfriend, to propose to her!”

Patricia smiled. “Let me be the first to congratulation you,” she said. “You got this!”

PS: Let’s hope he did.

13 responses to “The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

  1. Oh, my…I hope so too.

  2. Yesterday, the day of this photo, my parents were married in 1943. I thought about them during the day. Of course I am going to take that as a good sign. Still, the best sign is choosing a beautiful spot that changes every day so you are drawn to return.

  3. Great story! Without knowing anything more that what’s here, I have an instinct that Ms. McMahon is right and that this fellow’s going to get the answer he’s hoping for. Maybe Dan could look him up next week and post a happy follow-up. We could all use some good news right now, even if it’s vicarious!

  4. Great moment!

  5. A breath of fresh air for a hopeful tomorrow. Thank you, Patricia, for sharing your photo. The outcome has to be good. Find out for us, Dan!

  6. What a lovely story. I hope she said “Yes!”

  7. Kathleen Brannigan Fazio

    Sooo??? Did she say yes?! Don’t leave us hanging!

  8. Patricia McMahon

    Thank you all.
    Such a sweet moment .
    ….if i only got his name!!!

  9. Karen Abramson

    Dan please do a follow up. We all need to know!

  10. Catherine Walsh

    I saw the girlfriend drive up and pop out of her car.
    There is no doubt in my mind she said yes.

  11. Patricia McMahon

    Hi Catherine !
    She definitely said YES!!
    I gave Dan an update .

  12. Awww so COOL! Great story, pic and Congratulations to the happy couple
    My husband and I were married on the jetty at Compo/Hillspoint rd!!!

  13. Katherine Bruan

    This is so awesome! 🤗