How We Met
We met playing recreation softball, a hobby we both love. We were just friends for a long time then in January of 2017 he asked me out on a date and we’ve been together ever since.
How They Asked
July 25th was the date he proposed. He didn’t have a plan, it wasn’t a romantic setup, and he didn’t have a ring… but it was still one of the most emotional and exciting moments in my life. He had just had a heart attack a week before and had to be revived on a softball field. Needless to say, this was a very scary experience for both of us and I wouldn’t want anyone to have to go through that or watch a loved one go through that kind of situation. For the first 5 days, I spent hours by his side waiting for him to wake up and talk. All I could think was I almost lost the one man who I love with my whole heart, the one man who loves me for me, who loves my son like his own, and who gets along so well with my family.
I prayed long and hard for God to get him through this and make him even stronger than before. After 5 days he was finally of the ventilator, and then after a week of resting and regaining his strength and ability to breath on his own, he was ready for speech rehab, memory training, and trying to walk on his own. Every day for the second week he worked hard on talking normal again, remembering things and people, and slowly walking longer distances. Every day after the nurse worked with him I would pull out a notebook and we would practice writing down random words so he could work on his memory. We would write out funny sentences and jokes together, I would help him spell the words and say the sentences.
Then one night he wrote out “Will you Marie me”, I knew what he was trying to say but I thought he was just joking so I laughed, hugged him so tight, and told him he needs to rest and we’ll work on it some more tomorrow. The next day we tried it again and he wrote out “Will you marry me?” perfectly. I was shocked because the look on his face was serious and he grabbed my hand and told me he loves me so much and wants me to be with him forever. So, of course, I said YES! I didn’t want to live another day without him as my husband. We had gone through so much already and almost losing him made me realize I want him in my life forever and always. I sat on the hospital bed with him crying tears of joy and thinking this is one of the best days of my life. Like I said it wasn’t fancy, there was no ring, we were in a hospital of all places but it was one of the best moments of my life that I will remember forever and tell our kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids about because this to me is what true love is.