Whitney and Colt
How We Met
I met Colt 2 years ago through mutual friends. We graduated from the same college so we had a lot of friends in common & ran into each other at different events. Fast forward to October, 2017… I randomly messaged him on Facebook telling him to let me know the next time he was in Fort Worth so we could grab a drink (he is currently living north of Austin). Little did I know the drink on October 2, 2017 would lead to this… an engagement, 7 months later.
How He Asked
Well, my dad passed away suddenly 5 years ago. Colt was never able to meet him but has heard his fair share of stories of how much I miss him. May 25 is my father’s birthday & since his passing has always been a hard day for me. I told Colt months ago when my dad’s birthday was & almost “warned” him about how hard it’s been the past 5 years. I have the best friends in the entire world so they suggested that we go out to dinner that night & find the brick I had made for my dad.
A little backstory: When I was much younger, my father had a brick made & placed on the sidewalk of downtown Mansfield, TX with my name & birthday on it. So, when he passed, I only found it fitting to order him one & have it placed next door to his old office. Over the past couple of years, I have driven past the location it was placed but I never had the courage to get out of the car & find this brick of his. For some reason, I felt it would be too emotional to do alone.
So, I thought we were going to have dinner & maybe walk by the brick on the way there. I never thought twice about it, considering it would’ve been my dad’s 68th birthday. Once we got to the brick, Colt stepped back & proposed to me in the most thoughtful way I could’ve imagined. He proposed in the place I feel my dad’s presence the most- in downtown Mansfield, in front of his office.