Carly and Patrick

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How We Met

We are both teachers, and I moved down to VA and I didn’t know anyone. I started my first job working at a middle school, and he was an English teacher there already. He was always there for me, helped me through my first year, and we fell in love instantly.

How They Asked

We flew to Montana which was a place I have been going to with my family since I was a baby. Yellowstone was always a place that I loved to go to, especially with my mom. This was my mom’s favorite place in the world and we had a hike that we both loved doing together every time we went out there. Unfortunately, my mother passed away right before I met my fiancé and he knew how important she is to me, so he wanted to propose somewhere that meant something to her and I. We went on a hike, and I was wearing his favorite sweater. He asked me in front of the same spot I used to go with my mom and he proposed. He told me he talked to my mom and asked for her blessing and that no matter what, she was there and watching over us. It was a truly unbelievable experience.