By SARAH DOOLITTLE, Four Points News
This Valentine’s, a Steiner Ranch wife and mother-of-two is more grateful than ever for her once lost diamond — which was used nearly a decade earlier to declare love with a wedding proposal to her as a graduate student in San Marcos.
January 11 was just another a typical day for Alyson Horak. She dropped off her daughter, Emma, at school, returned home with her son, Bryson, went to Cups & Cones to hear Mr. Rudy perform, went back home, washed laundry and dishes, let the dogs out, hosed off the dogs after they rolled in mud, then trimmed some shrubs growing near the back gate.
The big surprise came when, after all of that, “I was sitting on the back porch talking to my cousin (on the phone),” Horak recalls, “and I looked down… and I noticed there was no diamond,” in her engagement ring.