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Dakota Meyer, Bristol Palin, Instagram


Sgt. Dakota Meyer can't get enough of his fiancée, Bristol Palin!

The 26-year-old posted a heartfelt note to his Facebook page after popping the question to his now future wife, gushing about his future family and life with his love and her son, Tripp. In addition to posting a link to Bristol's website, where she goes into detail about the adorable proposal (hint: it includes the Rascal Flatts), Dakota goes into some serious swoon-worthy detail about his feelings for his future bride.

"I always heard people say 'when you meet the right one, you'll know.' I never understood that until now. That, coupled with the fact that Marines aren't trained to stand around and let the grass grow under their feet led me to now," he wrote. "Coming back from Afghanistan there were days I thought I may never be happy again, and I know there's a lot of you out there who know that feeling. We only have one life to live and we have to do our best to live it the right way, and Bristol makes me a better man."

Sarah Palin, Bristol Palin, Instagram


Bristol's fiancé saved 36 lives while under attack from the Taliban while in Afghanistan, which ultimately led him to receive the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama. Although he is a highly lauded officer with an impressive military career, Dakota wrote that there is a lot more in store for him now that he will have Bristol and Tripp by his side.

"I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with her and Tripp. For the first time in a long time I can honestly say the best is yet to come! Thanks to everyone for your words of kindness and support. It means a ton to us," he ended his post.

He also elaborated on his unparalleled happiness when he told NBC News, "For the first time in a long time, I am truly happy and looking forward to living each day for the rest of my life with Bristol. I feel like Bristol and Tripp have given me a new lease on life, and I can hardly wait to share it with them."

The gushing has worked both ways, with Bristol posting a video of Rascal Flatts' lead singer Gary LeVox dedicating "Bless the Broken Road" to her and Dakota right before he popped the question.

"So thankful to have this on video @brady_melin," she captioned the video.