Bridget and Mike

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How We Met

We met at Denny’s restaurant at 3am after a night out.  I was there with my mom and he was there alone and sat right behind us. I had seen him around town with one other time and thought he was cute and he had a really nice crotch rocket street bike.  However a friend informed me that he had a girlfriend so I never pursued. But when I saw him my mom and I had already been sitting down to eat moments before him. he walked in and sat right behind us and I told my mom who he was and that I thought he was really cute. Whispers of course. My mom than without my permission and with me getting embarrassed decided to start talking to him and asking questions about his crotch rocket street bike.  After that we Both finished our meals and when we were going to leave I left first to go outside while my mom paid.. my mom proceeded to write  down my name and phone number on a napkin without me knowing it to give to Mike. Which the waiter did! When my mom got out to the car she told me what she had done and we watched the waiter give it to Mike. We drove home and about 30-40 minutes later I got a phone call, and it was him. I yelled and screamed with joy to my mom who was sleeping by than. She was all excited. He asked if I wanted to go for a ride on his street bike & I said yes. When he showed up I was waiting outside of my house, he took his cell phone out and put it up to my face to see what I looked like (lol), he know admits he wanted to make sure I looked good before getting on his bike lol. So we went for a ride at 4am around town doing tricks and going 150-200mph! (He’s a experienced rider.) than we went back home to my house and stayed up playing pool in my game room and talking for hours getting to know each other. He had to go out of town for the weekend that next day but we kept in constant contact. And one specific conversation that we had while I had been drinking I confessed my feelings for him and wanting to be with him and he said he felt the same way! And when he returned home I was at tire kingdom getting my car worked on and he picked me up on his bike and drove me to work at a beach store and hung out the whole time with me and we’ve been inseparable ever since. We meant when I was 2 weeks shy of my 18th birthday and he had just turned 23. My mom was effy but loved him and he’s not like any other guy! We said I love you 5 days after my birthday. Very fast but this relationship was not like any others we had had in the past. We moved in together 3 months later because my mom was moving out of town and i either had to go with her or find a place to stay. When trying to stay with a friend on the phone talking to her Mike stopped me and said no to move in with him. I was afraid but he was different than all guys. Now we are about to celebrate our 10 year anniversary in August 2016. And we have a child together. best most faithful commited relationship ever! And I thank my mom for hooking us up!

How He Asked

I was working on my photography editing photos we had done for a baby’s first birthday coming up in the middle of the night after she went to bed. He kept coming out of the bedroom to “check” on me. Now I know he was hesitating & deciding. He had talks with his mom and my sister but can never hold back surprises or gifts for me. And I asked him to go get me some Tylenol from the bedroom and he said why don’t we both go. I thought he just wanted me to watch a movie or something. He pulled me into the room and hugged me from behind and started dancing twirling me around and he got down on one knee and started dipping me. Like dirty dancing. I said my sister and I used to do this joking around. And he lifted me up and said “well did you and your sister do this too?” And pulled out the box. I was trying so hard not to yell and scream. But I couldn’t believe it either. One time he got me a belly ring and I thought it was a ring cause of the box and we could never afford the ring he wanted so I didn’t wanna get my hopes up! But still while on one knee he opened it and I started tearing up and saying omg and ran up and hugged him. I was in total shock. We always wanted to get engaged but he wanted me to have a nice expensive ring which we could never afford. Until now. I told him I didn’t care but he’s old fashioned and wanted to spend a certain amount on it. We hugged forever jumping up and down and he asked “soo is that a yes?” Lol I totally forgot to say to yes!

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He said he had other stuff planned but couldn’t hold back and wanted it to just be us. It was 4am & already Valentine’s Day which is my FAVORITE holiday (even had a Valentine’s Day room growing up). So he couldn’t have choose a better day. We went to the local beach in our town with my sister and his mom later that day on Valentine’s Day at sunset to originally take pictures of our baby but it turned into a family engagement shoot and sith probably 100 stranger people watching us on the beach he got down on one knee (for pictures) yet again, capturing the ones I am sending you! <3

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