Mikeala and Michael
How We Met: When I was 19 years old I moved out of my parents house and into my first apartment. I moved into a third floor apartment with a friend of a friend. Since I lived on the third floor and Michael lived on the second, we started hanging out most days and quickly became best friends. Since Michael lived by himself, I often went over for dinner or just to hangout. We became inseparable! When I think back to when we first met, I remember how we spent endless hours laughing until we cried over complete nonsense.
After only a couple months, Michael and I were hanging out one afternoon and out of nowhere he asked me to dinner. I was so shocked that at first I said no, but of course I quickly changed my mind! A week later we went to dinner and I knew after that night that he would be the man I spend the rest of my life with. Every day after that was pure bliss, and only the start to our story. It was a couple months later that Michael and I decided to move in together. Most of our friends and family thought we were absolutely crazy but we knew that living together was something we both wanted.
How He Asked: Its been almost 4 years now since our love story began and Michael texted me one evening on my way home from work to ask if I would like to take a walk down by a river we always walked to in the beginning of our relationship. We are both very active and love to hike, so not thinking much of it I agreed! It was a gorgeous day out and Michael was talking to me while we were walking, reflecting on our relationship which is pretty normal for us.
Once we reached the river we sat down to talk. Michael was building a cairn and taking pictures of me, telling me over and over again how beautiful I am and how much he loves me. We spent about a half hour sitting by the water before I asked if he wanted to head home for dinner.
When I stood up to start walking back, Michael started hugging me and telling me how much he loved me. I remember him asking “will you love me forever?” I said “yes, of course.” He said “do you promise to love me forever?” and that’s when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!
I was totally shocked and basically blacked out. It is a moment I will never forget, I still haven’t stopped thinking about it!