How We Met
Adam and I met sophomore year in college when we were living in the dorms. Adam stayed to himself and I was more of the outgoing type. It wasn’t until senior year during the 2014 November WNY blizzard that we decided that we could be more than friends. In March 2015, we took a trip to New York City; my favorite place in the world and a place Adam had never been before. We admitted our love for each other for the first time under the lights of Times Square.
After graduation, I spent a semester teaching in New York City as Adam began his career post-grad as a landscaper in the Buffalo area. Despite the distance, our relationship remained strong and continued to grow. On Nov. 25, 2018, Adam flew in for Thanksgiving. My parents would be arriving early the next morning. Around 8 pm, I received a panicked phone call from my mother informing me that my father’s heart had stopped. My father had passed away. Adam stayed strong beside me on that crowded subway platform as we gained our bearings for the new chapter life had thrown our way.
How They Asked
When thinking of where or when to propose, it was a no brainer for Adam. He wanted to commit our love in the city we fell for each-other; where we experienced lives most tragic events; where we could say was OUR favorite place in the world. At dusk, Adam proposed on a bridge in Central Park overlooking the Upper East Side skyline and ducks swimming in a pond below. I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect, thoughtful man to spend forever with.