Kate and Louis

How We Met

Lou and I, both grew up in Philadelphia and work at the same hospital. He’s a Respiratory Therapist and I’m a CT technologist. Lou would frequent my department with patients and every time he came down I would joke with my coworkers “everyone act normal my boyfriend/husband is here. Don’t embarrass him.” At this point, I didn’t even know his name. This went on for a few months until my manager “had enough” and he told me to just give the kid my number. This was something I totally did not want to do. I did not want to date anyone from work!

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However, my manager had a different plan and walked right into the CT room and handed Lou a piece of paper with my name and number on it. I could feel my face getting bright red. Within two hours, I got a texted from Lou “So you’ve noticed I’ve been trying to talk to you every time I come down CT?” Something I definitely didn’t notice. The next day was Thanksgiving and he was working. We had made plans to hang out after he was done. My best friend Katrina and I met Lou and his friend at a local bar. We laughed all night and I told my best friend when we left “I’m gonna marry him.” When Lou asked me to be his girlfriend just two weeks later he told me that he knew I was it for him when I walked into the bar on Thanksgiving. The rest was history and we haven’t been apart since.

how they asked

Lou and I were down the Jersey shore for my family’s vacation. We went to grab an early lunch on the boardwalk to eat some Sams pizza and curly fries. On the way home, I was telling him he was driving so slow and I could walk faster than his driving. We pulled into the driveway, I got out of the car and turned the corner and Lou dropped to his knee. I lost all composure and could barely even stand up! He started to cry just from my reaction. I turned around and both of our families were on the deck behind us! I was in complete shock! Almost 2 months later and I’m still on cloud 9. I feel like the luckiest girl to get to spend my life with him. I can’t believe he loves me this much!

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