Hope and Brett

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How We Met

I was never one to meet someone online. In fact, even my ex-boyfriend – whom I was friends with after the break-up- was signing up for various sites trying to meet a girl online. I was always so against it because it felt unnatural to me. My first thought was.. why should I stoop to that level when I can meet someone face-to-face? He continued to try for years, but I never caved when he tried to convince me though.

Well, that was until my best friend pushed me to do so for fun. She actually made my profile on Plentyoffish. I met a few guys, but no one worth spending the rest of my life with. Not to mention, I wasn’t going to find my future husband on a damn website. I deleted that account. Then, about 2 weeks later, I tried Okcupid.

On October 6, 2013, Brett messaged me. I was rather intrigued and curious about him. We had an unexplainable connection that I couldn’t quite grasp. Two days later, I gave him my phone number. On October 16th, we met face-to-face at Planet Fitness. I was nervous as hell and a wreck that morning. We hit it off and planned for a second date. Unfortunately, since I was still getting over my ex-boyfriend, after the 2nd date, I put him in the friend zone.

My best friend was not convinced that I should have given up on him that easily, so she planned for us to have a double date with her, her boyfriend and him. It was on this date that again, my feelings for him reappeared and I wanted something more. I told him we’d have to take this very, very slow.

From there, we fell in love and the rest is history…

How He Asked

He planned a trip to St. Augustine Florida for our 2-year anniversary. I had a hunch something was going to happen, but I wasn’t sure when and how. We spent Saturday, Sunday and Monday exploring St. Augustine.

On Monday, November 30th, he planned a sailboat ride at 3:00 p.m. He was acting a bit odd that day, but I didn’t think too much into it. He gave me more compliments than usual and was being more affectionate. ItIt was a romantic and perfect setting as the sun was setting on the river. I said, “it looks so beautiful with the sunset” and that was his cue.

He asked the captain to take a “photo.”

Brett sat next to me and said, “This has been the best 2 years of my life and I couldn’t ask for anything more, will you be mine forever?” and presents the ring. Most girls cry, hug and kiss their man, but my reaction was way different. I actually cursed, covered my mouth and rocked back and forth. I didn’t know what to say or what to do. Eventually, after about 30 seconds, I shook my head yes. Of course I wanted nothing more than to marry this wonderful man!

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