How We Met
We met at the gym! We would see each other and make eye contact at the gym every once in a while for about a year, but that was the extent of it. Then I was no longer a member at that gym so I stopped going for a whole year. Out of the blue, my best friend was in town and we decided to go to that gym with free guest passes, so we went to work out there together…& it just so happens that while we were working out, I saw him! My cheeks immediately blushed and I smiled. My best friend said “Who did you see?!” and I discreetly pointed towards him and explained to her that I used to see him here often when I used to be a member at this gym…and how I thought he was so handsome. We continued our workout and my eyes couldn’t stop looking his way. I had a strong tug at my heart that I must go up to him and talk to him. I literally felt like I couldn’t leave the gym without speaking to him. I just strongly felt like seeing him again was no coincidence. With a little hype from my bestie, I built up the courage and boldness and approached him, and next thing you know he asked for my number and told me he would text me when he was done working out. & he sure did! We began talking that day and were dating ever since!
How They Asked
He surprised me on my 30th Birthday!
On Sunday, April 24th, we woke up at 4 am. He told me we needed to leave the house by 4:30 am and get to the place by 5:45 am. I had no idea where we were going or what we were doing.
When we arrived, we parked in a Publix parking lot. I was saying, “Why are we in a Publix parking lot?”. Lol. Then we pulled up next to a van with a trailer on the back of it, and it said on the trailer “Maverick Hot Air Balloon Adventures”. I said, “Oh my God, we’re going on a hot air balloon ride?!”…I was in shock but so excited!
We jumped in the van and they drove us to the take-off location. When we were in the air, I was able to see the sun rising on the horizon. It was so breathtaking and beautiful. I felt at such peace up there. The view was just so serene. The ride was about 40 minutes long. When we were approaching the field where we were landing, I saw the van trailer pulling up and then saw a group of people coming out of the van. I thought to myself “Oh, it looks like they’re going to do a ride for other people when we get off”. I couldn’t see their faces just yet so that’s just what I assumed.
But as we got closer, it was my family and his family and my best friend!!! I said “What are you all doing here?!” I was so surprised and shocked. I even started shaking and felt really nervous and overwhelmed with joy to see them all there. I still didn’t know why they were there but I was happy to see them.
Then when we got off of the hot air balloon, the family had their phones out recording and taking pictures, my best friend opened a poster that said “Will you marry me?” and he got down on one knee and asked me! I SAID YES, 1000%, absolutely!!!!
When my parents ran up and hugged me, my dad began crying and that’s when the tears streamed down my face.
After that, the tears just flowed, but they were happy ones! This was the best experience of my life, the best birthday of my life, and a proposal that was above and beyond my wildest dreams…by the love of my life, my soul mate, and my partner in life. We’re engaged and so excited for what’s to come!!!