How We Met
Kory and I met 9 years ago on my first day of college Freshman year (his 2nd year as a Sophomore). I still remember what he was wearing – a dark blue shirt with ‘COLLEGE’ in white letters, a cute smirk and white sunglasses. Cool as a cucumber, he was there to welcome his new neighbors!
How They Asked
My Papa Joe passed away on the day after our 9th anniversary took place in May – we put off celebrating ‘us’ until this month, where he broke down the celebration into 2 parts. The second part of our anniversary took place on June 27th. He had a private Catamaran with Captain and Stewardess to take us around the Hillsboro Lighthouse for a sunset cruise. He asked me to stand and take photos with him on the bow of the boat as the sun was going down.
He gazed into my eyes and said “We have been together for 9 years, I love you more than anything, will you marry me?” and got down on one knee!
After pulling out a blue velvet ring box from his pocket, he placed the custom diamond ring on my finger and I said YES! It was a dream come true, 9 years later!