How We Met
In October 2018, Cody was deployed in Bahrain with the US Navy and I was working there as an English teacher. Neither of us ever imagined we’d find the love of our lives while working in the Middle East, but now I can’t imagine what things would be like if fate hadn’t led us both there.
One night, I was out at a bar with my friend and it had just turned midnight (I know, very Cinderella). All US service members in Bahrain have a 12am curfew and Cody had already left, but he ran back in to get my number. He was in such a rush, he didn’t even tell me his name! I never usually give out my number at the bar, but there was something so endearing about him running back in to talk to me that I couldn’t help myself. It was the best decision I’ve ever made!
How They Asked
We’d already been in social isolation for almost a week due to the Covid-19 outbreak when we decided to film a ‘get to know my boyfriend’ video for my Youtube channel. Just as we were about to wrap up the video, Cody announced that he had a surprise for me. Honestly, I thought he’d bought a Playstation to keep us occupied during social distancing.
He had me close my eyes and led me into the living room where he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was so shocked I genuinely thought I was dreaming. I kept asking him, “Is this real life?” I just couldn’t believe that I was engaged to the love of my life!
Later Cody told me he’d planned to take me out somewhere fancy to propose, but then everything had closed because of the outbreak. I told him our proposal was perfect just the way it was because, in a time when the world was filled with fear, our little apartment was bursting with love.