Caroline and Anne
How We Met
Anne and I met on a hectic shift at Starbucks. It was her first day and I was supposed to train her while running the floor. I was soon promoted to store manager and we became best friends.
How She Asked
Anne has been my best friend for over a decade and we have been a couple for three years. She moved to the other side of the country for work and we hadn’t seen each other in three months. I knew I had wanted to make the visit special since it would be another three months before I would be moving to join her. Anne’s favorite book is the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. I purchased a copy on Etsy that had been turned into a keepsake box with a heart cut out of the pages. I put the ring in the book box and wrapped it up as a gift.
We attended the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens and after almost two hours of wandering about, we sat on a bench next to the beautiful pond. Little did Anne know I had scouted out the perfect spot the day before and had one of our dear friends there, hiding with camera in hand, to capture our moment. She unwrapped the book. Then I asked her to open the book slowly. I took the ring out, got onto my knee, and popped the question. Now that I have moved to be with her, we are ready to start our Unexpected Journey together.