How We Met
We met on a dating app as 21st century as that sounds. It was incredible though when you really thing about it – hundreds of people are on these apps and then you find your one. Soon after we started messaging, I asked him if he wanted Facetime because he lived in Houston and I lived in Chicago – why just keep messaging over an app when you’re a thousand miles apart. Sybil was surprised that I wanted to Facetime so soon but he agreed. What we now call our first Facetime “date” lasted 8 hours. We couldn’t stop talking and laughing for hours. We came to realize there were so many times in our lives where our paths could have crossed years earlier. Times when he was in Chicago and not far away from where I was or times when I had been just around the corner from where he was in Houston. That first Facetime date led to daily Facetime dates, to constant trips back and forth to Houston and Chicago, to realizing we were falling in love – to knowing each other was the one.
How They Asked
It all started with Sybil surprising me with a weekend “hiking” trip to Colorado. When we arrived in Colorado, Sybil told me he had planned a day of fun and relaxation to start off the trip but I couldn’t ask any questions. He rented us a convertible and drove me to DryBar to get my hair done. I asked him why I needed to get my hair done if we were going hiking but he said it was just a pampering activity and this was quicker than the time I typically take to get ready! We then went and got lunch before he took me to Garden of the Gods Resort. Sybil told me the resort was in the middle of all of the different places we’d be hiking. Once we got to the resort, he brought out a gift that I had actually given to him for his family. My parents had given me a wrapped gift to give to Sybil’s parents as a late Christmas gift before I left. I unwrapped the gift and it had an entire formal outfit in there. I was so confused! He told me I had 30 minutes to go get ready – no questions. After I got ready, he drove me up to the Garden of the Gods. Sybil took me to a spot on the top and got down on one knee. He told me to take in the natural beauty around us and that our love story was unique and beautiful just like the mountains we were surrounded by. He asked me to be his forever love story and I said yes! It was the most amazing moment of my entire life.