The 4th of July parade is something all of Morgan County looks forward to each year. Usually the excitement comes from the children standing on the side of the road with bags hoping they will be filled to the brim with Independence Day treats.
While this was as true this year as any year, one young lady in the crowd was about to get something much more valuable than candy thrown from a float. A diamond ring was in her future.
Cormick Breshears wanted to make his marriage proposal to his girlfriend, Whisper Givan, a fireworks show so unique and special that she, along with the town of Morgan, would never forget.
He strategically planned it so Whisper never questioned him about riding in the parade float with the Morgan High School wrestling team. After all, he was the assistant coach, so it was only appropriate. “To say that I was nervous is an understatement, I was terrified!” said Breshears.
He continued saying that keeping it a secret was no easy task. “There were so many times where I almost slipped and said something about it. A couple of times I did slip and ask my parents something right in front of her,” commented Breshears.
As the fully decorated Razor approached, all the cameras came out. Givan said, “I think I was the only one in the dark. Everyone else in my family knew.” But as the Razor began to turn, she started to wonder why the wrestling parade float was so girlish and void of any wrestlers.
Givan gasped as she read the sign that read, “Whisper, will you marry me” on the side of the ATV. “I had so many things running through my head. I kept thinking, is this real? Oh my goodness this is it!”
As Breshears romantically got on one knee and asked for Whisper’s hand in marriage, Morgan County was exploding with excitement as lights and sirens from police and fire escorts, along with a cheering crowd, all joined in to celebrate the happy event.
Breshears said, “Honestly, I didn’t know whether she said yes or no. There was so much noise that I never heard her say anything. I was just praying that she said yes. When she hugged me it gave me assurance that she maybe had said yes. I had to ask her when we got back in the Razor if she said yes or no,” smiled Breshears, “But the look on her face was priceless.”
Hand in hand the couple rode off together with Breshears’ little sisters tagging along behind throwing out toy wedding rings.
Breshears felt like it went even better than he planned. His parents, Blaine and Shastene Breshears, enjoyed being involved and referred to the following Dr. Suess quote, “We are all a little weird, and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
Both families are ecstatic about the upcoming union. Givan said, “They couldn’t be happier for the both of us!”