Joy and John
How We Met
John and I were never the big romantic type of couple. We didn’t have a spectacular story of how we met, we didn’t catch each others’ eyes from across a room or have a serendipitous meeting on a train. We met through friends of friends (we aren’t even too sure now) and simply, fell in love.
How He Asked
Our love story was quick, quiet, but always filled with laughter, travel and pure joy (literally). I never wanted an extravagant proposal. John had been working nights and not having seen him in a little while, promised to have a bacon and egg roll with me for breakfast the next morning and our favourite local cafe, Brewing Now. Morning came and unfortunately he had to rush to the office for an emergency. Being a creature of habit, I headed off to Brewing Now anyway for my routine morning coffee in my comfiest sweater, curled up in my usual corner table on my laptop. An hour later John shows up with a large white box – apologetic and saying he had a surprise for me. He opens the box and to my delight; the first thing I see are my favourite sprinkle donuts! The next thing I knew he was down on one knee and I had to take a second look to see that the donuts spelt out “MARRY ME”. Before saying yes, I made him promise to give me 5 dogs. It was perfect – donuts and a diamond.