Camila and Joe

How We Met

Joe and I met at work. I remember everybody started asking me if I had met the new “cute” guy that had just started working there. I was really focused on work I never made an effort to go out of my way to meet him. One morning as I was rushing to teach a training class I walked into his office to use one of the computers. Of course the one that I chose was too slow, he looked at me and asked me if I needed help.  I asked Joe to switch computers with me. I sat on his chair and I instantly smelled his cologne. I looked at him and asked him for what he was wearing and said that I liked it. His reply was “since you like my cologne would you let me take you to dinner?” A couple of days later we went our first date.  He took me on a helicopter ride over Miami on our third date and since then we  have not spent a single day apart.

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How He Asked

We dated for 9 months when we decided to go on a weekend trip to Colombia, where I was born. We chose the city of Cartagena because I always wanted to go there and I wanted to show him something very different from the places he had been to. He knew how important it was for me to go back after 15 years so he really tried to make this a very special trip. After a day of walking around the city and the stress of not speaking the language (at least for Joe) we went back to the hotel. While I was getting ready for dinner he managed to talk to the hotel staff to prepare a surprise. He then took me to the rooftop of the hotel since it had a beautiful view. Right away he hugged me and told me he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. I thought he was just being romantic, then out of nowhere he got down on one knee and with an engraved “marry me?” ring asked me to marry him. Three days later we got home and he gave me my engagement ring. What else can a girl ask for!

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