Laura and Robert

How We Met

We met first in 1985 when I was 15 and he was 20. We dated for about 6 months. While we were crazy about each other we were young and he left for the military. We broke up on excellent terms and stayed friends. We’d run into each other through the years and both married and divorced other people. We often though about each other and found each other again on Facebook in 2013 and became good friends. We would try and get together but it seemed to always fall through. We hung out one night in March 2016 and I felt the same butterflies I did all those years ago. I ended up going in for weight lost surgery in June 2016 and he was a great support. He called me one day in April 2017 and told me we were going to dinner, I couldn’t say no. I went and we’ve been together since.

how they asked

We agreed to take it slowly, but within about two months we were moving in together. On a random Monday seven months later he called and said he had to pickup my Christmas gift early and didn’t want to wait to give it to me. I had no clue. He had me sit down in the recliner and close my eyes. He has a bum knee but still got down on one knee. He asked me to open my eyes and I saw my stunning ring. He said some of the most beautiful loving words and asked me to be his wife. I was stunned into silence and just stared at him. He thought maybe he’d made a mistake. I nodded and threw my arms around him. When I could finally talk I cried and hugged him. Me just staring at him is a funny story we like to tell. We’re now starting to make plans!