- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
So when I first started my new job at the time, it was in October of 2001. I was 20 and had a bf and an 8 month old daughter. It felt like my life was pretty set in stone and I felt happy but not complete. My bf and I had two totally different lives it seemed. He was going to school for Radiology and I was in school to be a teacher. We seemed to fight over nothing at all. And I mean, who knows, it couldve been that we were so young. We had dated in high school for awhile and felt like we belonged together. Well when I started my job I remember being so scared. I was new to the area and didnt know anyone. But I do remember the first person to come up and introduce himself. His name was Dan and he was so sweet and cute:) I remember Dan had a gf that he lived with and he and I would talk about our relationships and compare to see whos significant other was more crazy. Fun right?? Well as the years passed I had made new friends with my co-workers and said goodbye to a chapter of my life that I would never forget. My longtime bf and father to my daughter had split up for good reason. We remain good friends:)
I had a new bf who I met at my workplace and we ended up dating for 4 yrs! He seemed like he would be the one. I still remained friends with Dan. The sweet guy who first said hi to me and we would talk about my new bf because we all worked together and thats just what we did to pass the time at work:) Dan was in school to be a teacher so he didnt work much with me but when he was there we enjoyed eachothers company. Well Dan had mentioned to me that he and his longtime gf had split. I felt so bad but told him that if he ever needed anything to let me know…Finished conversation…
Well my new bf of 4 yrs was really starting to die out. He had mentioned he wasnt faithful which ultimately lead to our breakup in 2005. I remember coming in to work and Dan was there but he was not his usual self.. he was down and looked miles away from reality. He had told me his grandpa passed away. I told him to call me later if he needed to talk…He did. Well as sad as the story was, I understood because I too had a grandpa that I loved soooo much. Weird as it may seem, my grandpa passed away 1 month after Dans. It was such a hard time for the both of us. We looked to eachother for words of confidence.
After being friends for awhile Dan asked me one day if I wanted to go to an Angels game. He knew I loved baseball, particularly the Angels. I accepted and we had so much fun. After that, it turned into a beautiful friendship of beer, Angel games and loud Pearl Jam music:) I’m more for pop music but I gave it a shot:) Well, as most happy stories go, I started dating Dan. He was so amazing to me as well as to my daughter. He would always tell me that he wished she was his. It warmed my heart to hear him say things like that. Pretty soon he had moved in to a place right across from where I lived and we were eating dinners together and still going to games. After becoming serious and talking about getting married one day I had never been happier. I knew that I had finally found the person I was meant to be with. My daughter loved him so much. He was the one… Dan and I have been going to opening seaons of the Angel games every year since we started dating so I didnt think that this last one in April was any different. We went and met a whole lot of our friends before the game and just hung out… Well as one of the first gifts I gave Dan was a brick with his name on it that sits right in front of the stadium…Everyone wanted to see it, so as we made our way up to the front I noticed that there were a so many of my friends there that dont normally go to games… but whatever. So we found the brick and as I looked around I noticed none of my friends were standing next to me anymore. They were all standing around me and just as I was starting to get confused I looked up and saw my family walking up. I know I had a crazy face expression, but as soon as I turned around to find Dan he was on one knee with the most stunning ring in his hand! I couldnt believe it. He was proposing!!!!
After all the things we went through, starting out as co-workers leading completely different lives, to friends, to dating and now to engaged…. God had truly blessed me with the most amazing best friend and soon-to-be stepdad for my daughter ever…We have been engaged since April 5th and our wedding will be June of 2011 and I cant wait…….And as far as my daughters dad… well he married a wonderful girl and he gets along with my fiance so well that they are taking a white water rafting trip next year together……..Amazing! Theres a story to tell:)