Surfer Bethany Hamilton Is Engaged
Bethany Hamilton and Adam Dirks | Photo Credits: Bethany Hamilton
"On April 9, 2012, Adam proposed to me and I said, 'yes!' Hamilton wrote on her blog. "I know Adam and I are right for each other and that God has us together for Him. Neither of us is perfect, but in my eyes Adam is just right and I'm thankful to have someone so perfectly perfect to share life with as one."
Hamilton, 23, was introduced to Dirks through mutual friends last spring.
"The first thing we did was jump off a cliff together! And you could say it was love at first cliff jump," she wrote.
In 2003, Hamilton, then 13, survived a shark attack that took her left arm. She eventually taught herself how to surf with one arm and went pro. She wrote about her accident in the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board, which was later turned into a 2011 film.