Desiree Hartsock cannot stop gushing about Chris Siegfried.
Monday night, on the ninth season finale of The Bachelorette, he put a ring on it and erased any notion that she was still hung up on Brooks Forester.
"I was given a rare and beautiful opportunity to find true and lasting love - and I found it with Chris," she reflects. "The moments we shared will last a lifetime."
"To have Chris meet my family was one of the happiest days of my life. I didn't just introduce my family to Chris - I introduced them to the man of my dreams."
"The proposal from Chris was one of the defining moments of my life."
Des writes in her People blog that it was life-altering. In a good way.
"He looked so nervous walking and at the same time incredibly dashing, so I wanted to scream, 'YES! I will marry you!' But, of course, he would had to ask first."
"As Chris got down on one knee, I had no doubts in my mind that I wanted to marry this man. Saying yes and telling him I loved him for the first time was so surreal."
"I could go on for days telling you all of the great things about Chris but I'm pretty sure you already saw all of those things while watching."
"He had my attention that first night with his quirky down-on-one-knee entrance and from there our relationship began to blossom naturally and effortlessly."
"We connected immediately once we had time alone. That is the great thing about Chris throughout this; he stayed confident and never let his feelings waver."
"I didn't see the beauty of those qualities right away but now I know that Chris is a man who will never give up when the times get hard or ever want to see me hurt."
"He is man that will stay loyal and true throughout the struggles of life and always be the first to hold my hand. I can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together."
"I wish for everyone to find this kind of love. It's not infatuation that lasts but having a friendship and foundation that will foresee the tests of time."