Damaris and Harold

How We Met

We met through mutual friends, basically. We had a lot of friends in common but for one reason or another, we were never at the same place at the same time. We had both been through bad relationships/breakups so neither of us was really looking to date anyone for a while.. But eventually we started seeing each other at gatherings and so forth. One day, we started talking and by the end of the night, the conversation had gotten good and I didn’t want the night to end. So I asked for his number. We talked constantly for months. Then, we decided that since our goals in life lined up, as well as what qualities we were looking for in a future husband/wife, we decided to date. This involved the old fashion ask-my-dad-for-permission/blessing kind of thing. He survived that talk, and best of all, my parents were in favor!FB_IMG_1447527429983

How He Asked

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We had been talking about getting engaged for some time. We were both ready, he just hadn’t popped the question yet. About 3 months before it happened, he left his computer on while I was hanging out at his place. I glanced over when he went to the bathroom and read a beautiful poem/song a bout two people growing old together and still having a love as strong as they had in the beginning. When I get towards the end of the word doc… I discover, it was a proposal! A song he had written for me. Then fast forward 3 months, I had already forgotten all about the lyrics. Then comes December 7, 2013 at his parents’ house. It was supposedly a surprise wedding anniversary party for his twin sister. Everybody had me fooled. There was even a cake for this supposed occasion. After the surprise for the surprise party…we all began to relax into a great evening with friends and family. Harold said he had to get his guitar from his car so he and his friends could jam out. I thought nothing about it. He walks in and starts playing the guitar, an suddenly everyone starts to listen. He sings a beautiful song about two people growing old together and having a love as strong as when they first met….and it hit me. That’s the song! I start crying by the end of the song when he proposes!

 

Special Thanks

Marcia Rippert, Tamara McKenrick, Chris West, Bryan Collazo