It’d be silly of me to say that I didn’t see this coming, it’d also be silly of me to say that I wasn’t completely weak at the knees when it happened. Charles and I met in college 4 years ago when we movedto New York City. We had mutual friends that introduced us and I instantly fell for him. Keeping it a secret for about three years, nothing had ever happened and we graduated college continuing to be the best friends we were during our time at school. We hadn’t seen each other in a while after graduation, but every big life event that happened had always somehow led back to him, always. We came up with the idea to own our own production company and everything fell into place after that.
On June 22 it was like any other day, we woke up and had breakfast together and then Charles told me I had to get ready and be out of the apartment by noon… that’s when I really knew. He typed up an itinerary for me of where I had to be, what time I had to be there and packed headphones so I could listen to our song while I was on my little journey.
I had gotten my nails done, gone to the spot he told me he loves me for the first time and then I had to walk to Bethesda Terrace in Central Park.
Once I got there he sent me a link to a video he had made that included every major moment we had spent together. The end of the video had the words “Come with me?” flashing everywhere. I felt like Cinderella when I walked down the steps to the fountain, realizing I was walking towards my future husband.
Charles gave me the biggest hug and then asked me the question I had been dreaming of since our first date.