Kym and Dave

How We Met

I meant Dave just over 5 years ago when I decided to go back to school to be a physical therapist assistant. I was getting lunch at a job that I felt I was stuck in the past 10 years. I looked next door and there was a physical therapy clinic. I walked in and asked if I could do some observation hours. Little did I know when they answered “yes” it would change my life. I observed Dave for about a month before I went to work each day. Before my month at the clinic was up Dave wore a Boston Red Sox hoodies to work. Little did he know from then on out I was going to marry him! LOL one thing led to another and I ended up working out at the gym he is also a personal trainer at.. Our relationship just flourished from there.

How He Asked

I can’t believe the most surreal vacation is coming to an end. It was only 3 days ago we ventured the most amazing hike I’ve ever been on! 3 hours and 7.5 miles one way, we made it to the tallest point of the Smoky Mountains, 6643 feet above sea level, Clingmans Dome lookout tower; it was there we had the most breathtaking 360-degree view of 7 different states.

It was then the world around me stopped; Dave took my hand, got on one knee and said he wanted to spend forever with me, it was the easiest answer of my life. But, quite honestly a lifetime doesn’t seem long enough for us. And (of course) I said yes! Dave Schmidt, I love you more than words can express.