Michael and I met March 23, 2013 at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration in New York. He had went to college with my best friends boyfriend and was visiting for the weekend. We hit it off right away. It really was a love at first sight situation.
He was leaving for Basic Training 3 weeks later so we only had a short amount of time to spend together. I worked in Manhattan so he would come and meet me after work a few days a week. Once he left for Basic Training we only communicated through letters and the occasional phone call.
It was Michaels first time being home since he left for Basic Training in April. My whole family was at Christmas dinner at my Aunts house. After dinner everyone was in the living room talking and relaxing.
Michael stood up and told everyone he had one last gift to give out. I immediately knew something was up. He said his whole speech and then got down on one knee and proposed.
Of course I said yes! We had already been through so much together I knew that he was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.