Elizabeth and Benjamin

How We Met

We met in March of 2014. I was a shift manager in a restaurant chain of which I had put a transfer into a different store. The day I filled out my transfer paperwork in my new store is the day I met him. I will say it was definitely not love at first sight but needless to say when we did hit it off, we had to be discreet about it. That was until her was promoted to management as well. We have been together ever since the day he asked me to be his girlfriend on May 31st 2014.

How He Asked

Waking up on Christmas Day 2016, I was excited. Not excited about what exactly would happen but to see the reactions of my beautiful daughters when they got to see all of the gifts we had gotten them. One by one everything was opened. From Minnie Mouse to brand new Polo sneakers. For a brief moment I thought we were done opening gifts. That was ultimately until Ben stated that there was one more gift. He had then called Grace, our oldest daughter, to carry a bag to me. She wasn’t to impressed because she had thrown it on the ground. I hadn’t thought anything of it and found myself giggling. I was sitting on the couch with our youngest Faith and she had dropped her cup. I looked down and grabbed it. When I had looked back up, Ben was in front of me with the bag and asked me to take the bag. He gave me swift instructions to look in the bag and take the box out then close my eyes. So as I closed my eyes he told me to open the box and then open my eyes. As I did, I was staring at my beautiful Ever Us engagement ring and looked over to him with tears welling in my eyes. His eyes slightly watering and muttered “Are you ready to become Mrs. Austin?” I was speechless and so happy I couldn’t respond. All I could do was shake my head yes.