Mandy and Cordell

How We Met

Cordell and I met online on a dating site called Plenty of Fish. On our first date, we went for ice cream and drove around for 6 hours. We had no trouble coming up with things to talk about and it was nice to have that bond with someone. We couldn’t wait to see each other again and have spent every day together since our first date.

How He Asked

I was told that we were going to take family pictures for Cordell’s mother. She wanted pictures of the family for Mother’s Day at Masonic Homes. We had just celebrated my 21st birthday the day before so I was excited to wear some of my new gifts! We started by taking a few pictures of the whole family but then Cordell and I were asked to do some poses on our own. We took a lot of different ones and I was starting to get annoyed. I was told to face the pond that was behind us while Cordell was told to step back from me. I wasn’t really sure what to make of this but I followed the instructions. The family started telling me to turn around but I didn’t because I was told not to move but they kept persisting so I did! I turned around to see everyone with their phones out and Cordell down on one knee! I couldn’t believe what was happening! Before he could say anything I was in tears and shaking my head in disbelief. When he finally got the words out, I didn’t know what to say! I knew I wanted to marry this man but I couldn’t get the words out fast enough. I pulled him up off the group and hugged him while saying yes. Cordell put the gorgeous ring on my finger and we continued to talk family pictures but with a different type of excitement.

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