How We Met
Daniel & I grew up in the same town. We had always known of each other, but had never officially met. I actually even served him a few times when he would come into the Ruby Tuesday’s I worked at right after I graduated high school. When I was twenty years old, I was hanging out with one of my best guy friends. (Who coincidentally was friends with Daniel) I finally had the courage to ask him about Daniel, and he immediately texted him. Long story short, he brought him into the restaurant I served in at the time the very next night and introduced us! He asked me to be his girlfriend a few days later.
how they asked
It was coming up on our three year anniversary. Daniel & I had discussed marriage throughout our relationship & agreed we wanted to get engaged soon because of our religious beliefs, and we had just bought our first home together. A week before the proposal he totally had me fooled. He kept dropping hints that he didn’t think we were ready. He kept saying things like, “What’s the rush? We are still so young. We should still travel first. etc…” The day of, he had made it perfectly clear that he was not proposing anytime soon and that I should not expect anything. I WAS CRUSHED.
A week before, I had made plans with one of my best girl friend’s and was very close to cancelling because I was no longer in the mood. THANKFULLY, I did not.
Cara and I were sitting down at our table and were waiting to order. I began to hear firetruck sirens, and jokingly said, “Hey, what if that’s Daniel?!” (He’s a firefighter, by the way) Cara gave me the most convincing “get real” glare. Then the sirens got closer and a 1951 model fire truck pulled up next to the restaurant. Daniel walks up on the porch and through the door that lead to the screened in area where we were seated at. He even had trouble opening the door. I was all smiles, but assumed he just wanted to come visit, and didn’t even put the pieces together until he got down on one knee and pulled the box out of his helmet!
That moment means the absolute world to me, and I’m so very thankful that Cara was in on the scheme, and that she was there to document the moment!