How We Met
We met on Tinder in July 2018. I had just received orders to Portsmouth, VA with the Navy from Northern Virginia. I didn’t know anyone in the area so 1)PAID (yes I paid for that on Tinder *smack forehead*) to have my mile radius changed to encompass VA Beach, but 2)figured I’d ask people where I should leave prior to deleting the app. We matched and began talking. 2 weeks later we finally met and the rest is history. I went to training 3 weeks later, 5 weeks through that and I then moved to VA Beach. We immediately moved in together and I wouldn’t wish for it to have happened any other way
How They Asked
After our proposal Kellen told me all he went through to make sure things were still somewhat special. The plan was initially to ask for my fathers blessing at Thanksgiving. Because of COVID and my military travel restrictions, we were not able to spend it with them this year. He then decided to have a ring rush ordered in 6 days, called and asked my whole family for their blessing, and in November 27 he set up for us to go cut down our Christmas tree. We always take goofy pictures when we do something like this, so I did not think anything of it. We took one, and then he said one more. He had turned his camera to video without me knowing, and got down on one knee. I thought he was joking and then it finally hit me and the tears started flowing.