Sharon and Mandeep

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How We Met: We met about a little over ten years ago.  I had the biggest crush on Mandeep for quite a while, but I never really tried to pursue anything.  We would email each other back and forth for a bit, and then we lost touch.  A few years later, we became friends on Facebook but never spoke to one another.  A couple of years went by, and I decided to message Mandeep to see how he was doing.  We talked every day, started to go on dates, and within a month we knew we could not be without each other.

How He Asked: We decided to take a trip to Monterey, California because we had not had alone time together in a while.  I thought we were just going to the pier and the boardwalk just to enjoy some time together.  I had no expectations, and I had no idea what was about to happen.  We went about the day normally as we would in Monterey.  We had lunch and then decided to head to the beach.  When we got there, I saw a woman playing the violin and we wanted to stop and listen to her.

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She started to make small talk with us, and still I have no clue what is about to happen.  Mandeep told me we should get a little bit closer and then he requested she play one of my favorite songs, “You and I” by John Legend.  When was playing the song, Mandeep started to tell me how much I meant to him and how much he loved me. Then, he got on one knee and asked me to be his wife! The tears just kept flowing. We enjoyed some wine, listened to the violinist play a couple of other favorite songs, and sat and reflected on how amazing our life together has been.

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