How We Met
We first met back in high school when I was a sophomore and he was a senior. We didn’t go to the same high school but we knew of each other because my older sister went to the same high school as his cousin. (My older sister didn’t go to same high school as I did) My sister and his cousin became close as friends as they connected through music.
During those times, my sisters (I have 2 older), myself, and our best friend decided to basically start a garage band together. We were pretty new at learning how to play the guitar/bass at the time so Alan’s cousin offered to give us a few lessons. Alan and his cousin are both musically talented and at the same time, Alan was also in his own band. At this point, I still have never met Alan but just knew of him.
How They Asked
Apparently, this has been planned out for about 2 months between my immediate family and him. He even went and found the time to talk to my mom to ask my hand in marriage without me knowing. Surprised how he did it without my knowledge since we are always together! My family and I went on a 5-day vacation this past weekend, and little did I know, during this time he was at my house setting up and planning everything out with my cousin (while also texting my mom and sister). They all thought it would be the perfect moment since my whole family is together (one of my sisters is from New York). When we landed and got home yesterday afternoon, my mom gave me the house keys to open the door.
I opened our security door and saw this large poster on our front door with a bunch of photos of me and him with the phrase “For Real and For True” (that’s our personal saying). The first thought that came to my mind was that he was trying to welcome me home from my trip. How sweet of him! Lol little did I know when I opened the front door, there he was, standing there with candles and rose petals that lead straight to him. I was in absolute shock! Totally expected him to be at work at this time! I knew exactly why he decided to do it here since it was the place where we first met! My house!
He then told me “You know I have been in love with you for a very long time, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you.” Got down on one knee, “Will you marry me?”. Still, in shock and shaking crazy as hell, I said “YES!!!”. Everything was 1000% perfect, even more than I expected to come from him. From the moment I first fell in love when I happen to open my front door to him 13 years ago, to now again, but this time I’m coming home to him forever.
Thrilled to be his fiancé, excited to call him hubby.