How We Met
Loren and I met 5 years ago on Tumblr. She was looking at photos of snowboarding and found a picture of me. She thought I was pretty and cute! She is originally from Texas and I am from North Dakota. We both are real adventurers, we love the same things like going into nature to fish.
How They Asked
For my 28th birthday, in 2018, Loren surprised me with the trip of a lifetime to Italy. We visited Rome, Florence, and Venice. While we were in Rome, Loren said she wanted to go to a special park that had ancient statues and a small pond. While there, we rented a rowboat and we rowed around the beautiful pond looking at the old Roman temple in the middle and the statues. Loren seemed nervous, I even asked her “What’s wrong? Do you think I’m going to push you off the boat?”
What I did not know was that she was about to ask me to marry her. She handed me a leather notebook and told me she had been writing in it every day for the last year. She told me that she wrote one reason why she loved me every day, even on the bad days she still would write something. It didn’t take long to read, most of them were short sentences, full of meaning.
When I read the 365th reason, it said “For the last reason I couldn’t think of anything better to do this”. I looked up with tears in my eyes and found Loren holding my ring with the best smile I have ever seen!