Miranda and Patrick

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How We Met

To start the story I’ll rewind to a little over a year ago, when I had first “met” Patrick.The entire relationship started just from a “like” on instagram. Neither of us had a clue who the other was. Patrick had posted a picture of a trip he was on visiting a friend in New York, & I simply liked the picture. Immediately following I had received a notification that he had liked my pictures.

This continued back and forth until I HAD to know who this man was! After reaching out to him on facebook we had started to talk but our lives were so busy that we never made plans to meet up. It was until after a month or so, that I had actually seen him out in public at a bar.

I was with a few of my girlfriends in the small town of Washington, Mo that we all lived in, for a girls night out. One of my friends then pointed out, “hey isn’t that the guy that you were talking to awhile back!” He had noticed me right when I walked in, but both of us were too shy to confront the other.

Eventually the night continued and he managed to bump into me at the bar. After a few drinks we parted ways, the next morning I had received a text from asking me out! We went on our first date and from then on we were inseparable. I knew he was the one for me, from the way he made me laugh, to the way he looked at me, I just knew I wanted to spend my life with him.

I was with a few of my girlfriends in the small town of Washington, Mo that we all lived in, for a girls night out. One of my friends then pointed out, “hey isn’t that the guy that you were talking to awhile back!” He had noticed me right when I walked in, but both of us were too shy to confront the other.

Eventually the night continued and he managed to bump into me at the bar. After a few drinks we parted ways, the next morning I had received a text from asking me out! We went on our first date and from then on we were inseparable. I knew he was the one for me, from the way he made me laugh, to the way he looked at me, I just knew I wanted to spend my life with him.

After a few drinks we parted ways, the next morning I had received a text from asking me out! We went on our first date and from then on we were inseparable. I knew he was the one for me, from the way he made me laugh, to the way he looked at me, I just knew I wanted to spend my life with him.

How He Asked

Fast forward a little over a year later, Patrick knows that I absolutely love yet at the same time hate surprises, but I always somehow manage to get the surprise out of him! He knew he wanted to make his proposal a complete surprise!

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Patrick had just had his second back surgery right when we got back from a trip to Mexico! He had to stay home from work to recover.

A few weeks after the surgery he had his mom drive him to Altemueller Jewelry to pick out the ring! After he had picked up the ring, he made videos leading up to the proposal date! The last video he made was the proposal.

Tuesday September 27th, 2016. I had sent Patrick a text saying that I was going to be getting home later than usual from work because something had come up. I came home walked through the front door to a candle-lit, rose petal, path to our living room.

My birthday is October 2nd so I had thought this was some kind or surprise for my birthday! Every light in the house was turned off so it was difficult to see Patrick in the back room. I walked closer towards him, and he was dressed up and asked for my hands.

Immediately my heart and stomach all flipped upside down, processing what was about to happen! Tears instantly flooded my face. He knelt down and asked me to be his, of course I said “YES!” After we had collected ourselves, Patrick showed me all the videos he had made leading up to the day.

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It was all complete surprise to me! I had no clue he had even looked at rings, of course we had talked about our future, but I never expected this! I am so happy to be able to get to spend the rest of my life next to the man of my dreams, my best friend, the love of my life.

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From “like” to love we found our happily ever after.

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Special Thanks

PATRICK BOLAND