How We Met
Robert and I met online on Plenty of Fish (POF) at the end of October last year. I happened to be up late one night (which you know doesn’t happen often), and came across his profile. We both checked out each other’s profile, and then he reached out to me. We hit it off right away, and the conversation seemed to flow effortlessly. We eventually exchanged numbers and set up our first date to get ice cream. I figured this was an easy, no-stress date…just in case things didn’t go well (you can never be too sure with online dating). Within seconds of meeting, we both instantly felt comfortable with each other. The conversation was easy and natural and we both knew there was something special there. Our ice cream date turned into 3 hours of walking around, talking, and avoiding leaving at all costs.
The next day I headed out of town, but Robert and I talked all day. I knew it was different because I was missing him and it had only been one date. When I returned the next day, we met up for a late dinner, because I just didn’t want to go another day without seeing him. During that week, we saw each other almost every day, he brought me tea when I was sick, and sent me flowers at work. Every day that week, he went out of his way to make me feel special and important to him (he still does that to this day!). I decided to ask him to attend church with me that weekend since CCV has been a huge part of my life for the last several years.
We attended the church that Saturday evening and the service was about letting go of fear and control (both things I struggle with) and trusting in God and His timing. Robert was nudging me the WHOLE service! We went to dinner after church and this was where Robert asked me to be his girlfriend. From that day on, we have continued to talk non-stop and we have seen each other almost every day. We both very quickly knew that we were meant to be together. We have been so blessed with incredibly supportive friends and family along the way. God definitely knew what He was doing when He crossed our paths.
How They Asked
Robert and I had been talking about getting married for a little bit already but had talked about possibly getting engaged around April or May. We had gone ring shopping the week prior, and I found a ring I completely fell in love with, and he put down a deposit on it! The night before he proposed we were talking about getting engaged/married and I told him, “Don’t tell me when you pick up the ring, just surprise me! I don’t want to know you’re going to propose tomorrow.” I’m sure he was dying on the inside because he was planning on proposing that next day! I was COMPLETELY oblivious as to what was about to happen. On January 21st, 2019, my family, Robert, his youngest son Elijah, and I all went to Mt. Baldy. My nephews had never been to the snow, and neither had Elijah, so it was the perfect holiday activity.
It was freezing up there (22 degrees to be exact). We got off the ski lift, and I remember Robert saying, “Oh wow, this is a beautiful view” and handing his phone to his son. I agreed and pulled out my phone to take a few pictures. Then I assumed we were taking a picture since his son was holding his phone up so I started to pose, and that’s when Robert starting talking. He said a bunch of sweet things (some of which I don’t remember) and then started to reach into his pocket.
At this point, I looked up and saw my family all around me with their phones out, and I instantly processed what was happening (I was slow, I know). I immediately starting crying happy tears of joy and Robert got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife! With snow all around us, surrounded by our families, it was a beautiful setting for the start of the rest of our lives together!