TIGARD, Ore. – It wasn’t the marriage proposal Matt Behrens planned, but it worked just as well.
He was going to pop the question Wednesday evening at a Portland restaurant, but the snowstorm left Behrens and girlfriend Shannon Kernan stuck in their suburban apartment.
Plan thwarted, Behrens went out to shovel. Then an idea struck: Why not surprise her now?
He shoveled a message in the snow and called for Kernan to come down.
In her bathrobe, she ran outside to find Behrens on one knee. Behind him, he had shoveled two words: “Marry me.”
Of course she accepted.
Kernan told the Oregonian/OregonLive it was a much more romantic way to be asked. “It was perfect.”
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