- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2012
I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!! I definitely married my Mr. Right.
Wanted to share our story, sorry if it’s long!!
My husband (I really love saying that!) and I actually met online. Several of my friends actually convinced me to join an online dating site, and while I was frustrated at first, I am thanking them now!! We were actually living about an hour and half away from each other. He found me based on a keyword search. I was so frustrated with all the “hey baby how u doin” messages. He sent me a very thoughful (though not very grammarically correct!) message that showed me that he read his profile and…was willing to make an EFFORT!! The college I was going to was roughly an hour from where he lived, and offered to meet me in that area. We met and instantly connected.
He had asked me a few times for me to be his girlfriend, but I kept saying wait, wait. I didn’t want to rush into anything. On March 7th, 2010, we were at Bartender’s Ball, and I finally looked over to him, and just said, “Yes”. He was elated, and gave me a big hug. I laughed, stating, “You don’t even know what I said yes to!!”. He said, “Will you be my girlfriend?”. I smiled and kissed him 🙂
Fast forward a bit, and I got several, drunken proposals. I had been proposed to before, and my immediate reaction to this was either a panic attack or fleeing in terror!! I just didn’t think I was the marrying-type. I could handle long-term relationships, but living together was scary to me. I had lived with a previous boyfriend and it went downhill after we moved in together. Mind you, I’ve lived with my husband for a year and a half!! I kept telling him to ask me sober, but the only thing he managed to squeak out sober was that it wasn’t the alcohol talking.
December 26th 2011 was the day we were officially engaged. I know what you’re thinking, it had only been a year, but honestly…it just felt right. I wasn’t fleeing in terror, no panic attacks, just this crazy-happy feeling. It was the day after Christmas, we both had the day off. He was being incredibly sweet. I had slept in (which was a treat! I never get to sleep in!), and he had woken up early to clean up the apartment and to make dinner (we had been up late with family/friends–something we don’t typically do, and didn’t get to sleep until probably 8am!! So yes, dinner is the correct word!). I woke up to find all this, and was very happy. We finished dinner, and were just cuddling in bed, and I said, “Yes”. I have never seen him more elated! I laughed, I said, “But you don’t even know what I said yes to!!”. He said, “Will you be my wife?”. I almost cried and said, “Yes”.
My ring had to be re-sized so I will repost when it comes back in. I’m hoping I at least posted the wedding photo correctly? Otherwise I will try again, sorry…newb here!