Sarah Palin “Couldn’t Be Happier” For Bristol’s Engagement, Shares Details Of Dakota Meyer’s Proposal
Sarah Palin “couldn’t be happier” for her daughter Bristol Palin and future son-in-law Dakota Meyer, a decorated war veteran. On Saturday, after news broke about Bristol and Dakota’s engagement, the one-time vice presidential candidate took to Facebook to express her joy and furnish details about how the couple met and Dakota’s proposal.
Palin wrote, “Our families couldn’t be happier for Bristol and Dakota! We’re honored to welcome Dakota into our family. He’s an American hero and patriot whose service to our country – like all his fellow Medal of Honor recipients – has been above and beyond the call of duty; but even more important is he’s a good and kind man who loves Bristol and Tripp [Bristol’s son with ex-fiance Levi Johnston], and is loved by them.”
The former Alaska governor said the couple met last year when Dakota was filming an episode of her outdoors-themed reality show “Amazing America,” which airs on The Sportsman Channel. Palin noted the two clicked immediately because her daughter has always been an “old soul,” and Dakota is similarly wise beyond his years. She pointed out, “A clear demonstration is the fact that he flew up North last week to ask both Todd and Bristol’s grandfather, Chuck, Sr., for her hand in marriage!”
Describing the couple’s engagement, Palin revealed that during a Rascal Flatts concert at the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas on Friday, the band dedicated the song, “Bless This Broken Road,” as Dakota proposed. She said the song was the “perfect” choice because of its lyrics, “Every long lost dream led me to where you are… they were like Northern stars pointing me on my way into your loving arms. This much I know is true – that God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you.”
Palin added, “Yes, God working behind the scenes to turn beauty from ashes. Had tough circumstances in their lives not occurred, and had they reacted differently to those circumstances, they’d have never met. Dakota’s story is told in the book ‘Into the Fire.'”
As Gossip Cop reported earlier, news of Bristol and Dakota’s engagement spread after she posted photos on Instagram of her engagement ring and the two of them kissing, along with the caption: “Truly the luckiest girl in the world, cannot wait to marry this man!!!!” Dakota, the first living U.S. Marine since the Vietnam War to be awarded the Medal of Honor for heroically saving the lives of dozens of servicemen in Afghanistan, wrote on Facebook, “I’m definitely the luckiest guy [in the world] to be able to spend the rest of my life with Bristol Palin!”