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How We Met

We met at a local sushi bar in the neighborhood and our eyes locked immediately. I tried to impress her all the time by cooking food for her. When I got the courage to ask her out on a date, I was sadly rejected. But I stayed persistent and eventually won her heart..and her stomach over. We’ve been together since and to this day, we spend most of our time in the kitchen.

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How He Asked

Having a nurse as your girlfriend guarantees you two things: a personal medic always by your side and an endless amount of “you won’t believe what happened at work today” stories. Being a nurse is tough work. On a daily basis, Christine would say alarms would ring all day because patients are always trying to get off the bed and that’s an incident report waiting to happen.

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So, I decided to take an unpleasant experience at the hospital and turn it into a lasting memory. With the help from the hospital staff, we scheduled Christine to come in on her off day due to “staffing shortages”. We informed her that a camera crew was on premise to shoot footage for a new company commercial. I hid in a room assigned to her and when the time came, I got off the bed triggering the bed alarm.

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Christine came in the room as any nurse would and I surprised her by popping the question. Our parents and family (who secretly flew in from CA) joined us in celebration after she said yes.

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