Samantha and Santiago

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How We Met

We started dating on April 10, 2019. Ever since that day, it has been a dream. Believe it or not, we met on a dating app. We instantly clicked, and I knew he was the one for me after the first date. We have been growing together ever since! He goes above and beyond for me every single day and I have never met such a kind-hearted man. He brightens up any room he is in and I will forever be in love with him!

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How They Asked

I am from a small town in Tennessee called Riceville. Right now though, I live in Auburndale, Florida as a first-grade teacher! On Memorial Day weekend, we drove to Tennessee to spend the weekend with my family. He asked my grandfather that weekend if he had permission to ask me to marry him. My grandfather gave us a ring that belonged to my grandmother. She passed away suddenly in 2009, but she was my world. I knew this ring would mean so much to me.

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When we got to my mom’s house that weekend, he asked if we could walk outside. My dream has always been to build a house on my mom’s land. We were talking about where we would like to build our house one day and that is the spot he got down on one knee! He asked me to marry him in the spot that we want to build our dream home, with the diamond that belonged to my grandmother! It could not have been more special. I have my dream man, with a ring with the most special memories. It was a fairytale come true, and I will never ever forget that moment and how special he made it for me.

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