Firefighter rescues girlfriend from the flu…

February 13, 2014



An engagement story.

Samantha Danielle Harris and Tyler John Walton, both of Ludington, will get married on October 18, 2014 at Mason County Reformed Church in Amber Township.

Tyler didn’t let a little flu stop him from asking Samantha to marry him.

“I was extremely sick with the flu and had fallen asleep,” Samantha recalls. “Tyler said he needed to make a phone call so he was going to step outside, I was sick so I didn’t ask any questions. I had fallen asleep and when he came inside he woke me up and was shaking.

“I asked him why he was shaking and I can’t really remember his answer. That’s when he asked, ‘Do you want me to make your day better?’

“At first, I said no because I was not up for anything eventful but, I am a sucker for a surprise.

“He asked me to stand up and walk over to our dining room. He had me close my eyes and because of my fever, it wasn’t working out so well and I was getting dizzy. I told Ty I was going to sit down in the chair before I fell over. He was monkeying around with something, but still wouldn’t let me open my eyes. Finally, he said, ‘Open your eyes.’ When I opened my eyes I saw the love of my life, down on one knee and he said, ‘Samantha Danielle Harris will you marry me?’

I proceeded to say, ‘Shut the front door!’ And pushed the ring away in disbelief. And of course, I said yes!!!”

Samantha is the daughter of Sara Jensen of Fountain and Alan Harris of Sault St. Marie, Mich. Tyler is the son of Gary and Joan Walton of Ludington.

She is a 2009 graduate of Ludington High School and is currently working on earning her associate’s degree in applied science from West Shore Community College.  She works for Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.

He is a 2011 graduate of Ludington High School and is enrolled in firefighter training school. He is a firefighter with the City of Ludington.

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