Vee and Gene

How We Met

It was in the summer of 2003. He was from Mississippi and I was from Florida. We both just graduated from high school and was ready to enjoy our summer break before starting College. He decided to tag along with his older brother to visit some friends in Florida. On the flip-side, my sister was having friends in town from Mississippi and I wanted to tag along just for fun. That was the first time we ever met. He was more of the extrovert and because I was an introvert, we barely spoke to each other. I noticed his boyish antics immediately and was not attracted to him because of that. I didn’t know then, but that boyish demeanor is the reason why I fell in love with him and the reason why he keeps me laughing everyday. Fast-forward a month later, I received a message online from him. A simple “Hi!” and that is where it ALL began.

How He Asked

It was a beautiful day for a hike with the siblings and midway up the mountain, they decided to retake a group picture that was supposedly “blurry”. I was lead down a path overlooking the landscape view. I looked around in confusion as to why no one else was ready to take a photo. That was when I saw him standing there. Next to him was a wooden sign posted on a tree that read ” Will you marry me?”. It was unexpected so of course I couldn’t stop crying as I said YES!! We are so excited for what’s to come! I love knowing that I’m going to laugh everyday with him… It’s one of the best feelings and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him!

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