Kenneth and Jessica
How We Met
It all started 10 years ago when we were introduced by a mutual friend, who also happens to be his cousin. Bianca (his cousin) went on and on about how sweet Kenneth was and how I had to meet him. Kenneth and I met at my current job and hit it off from there and he was and still is one of the sweetest guys I’ve ever met. Although at the time, I was super independent and didn’t think I needed to be dating with everything I had going on… It was my Senior year in high school, I was filling out applications to college in Boston, I had an awesome job at the hospital and I was also busy helping my family take care of my grandma. We had recently lost my grandfather and my main priority was my grandma. Kenneth and I would always bump into each other at work and he was so funny! Let me tell you, he was always making me laugh and I needed that. We eventually exchanged numbers and started talking…a lot! My grandma ended up in the hospital and then eventually ending up over at the hospital I was working at and on my unit! Kenneth worked with food and nutrition and was always talking to my grandma, he had no clue she was my grandma and she had no clue he was the guy I was talking to. I found out because he told me he was always translating for a small cute old lady and stated what unit she was on. I found out later that it was my grandmother and that his grandfather and my grandfather were best friends. Small world! I loved that my grandma loved him! Immediately after that we continued to talk on and off and I gave in! On October 21, 2009 – we made it official and the rest is history! We’ve been strong from this day forward. He taught me how to live and I taught him how to love…
How He Asked
In June Kenny, had surprised me at Jared’s – The Galleria of Jewelry. He told me he wanted me to create something that I’d want to wear for the rest of my life. He quickly added that I would know what the ring looked like but I would not know when it was coming. I of course thought to myself, “Oh I’ll know when it’s coming”. Boy, was I wrong…
a month or two went by…
Kenneth told me to let my boss know that I needed October 5th to October 16th off. I immediately asked why and he said we are going to Disney! I honestly thought this isn’t happening… FYI: I absolutely LOVE Disney!
We stayed in a beautiful resort in Kissimmee with his family for a week. He made it special every day for me. It’s definitely one of the most memorable times of my life.
On October 9, 2017… Kenneth, I and 14 of his family members went to Epcot Disney. The funny thing is they all knew about the proposal but me of course! We were in front of the ball and I HAD NO CLUE what was about to happen… Kenneth got down on one knee behind me, tapped my shoulder, I turned around and he said the sweetest thing ever and then asked me to marry him, I said, YES!
BEST DISNEY PROPOSAL EVER! °o°