This is my first post on the website so YAY! My name is Kelsey and I've been engaged for a little over a year but I love hearing the "how you first met" and "how did he propose" stories so I'll start with mine and I hope to read so many more from the rest of you. I apologize it's kind of long but here goes...
My fiance and I met on, believe it or not, Xbox Live. I used to be a huge gamer and we met through a mutual friend of ours while in a party of five or six other people. At first we really didn't notice each other until I heard him speak and I can't exactly describe the feeling but it was almost like a spark, I didn't know his name or anything and I was instantly attracted him and little did I know at the time that he had the same feeling. I was about to watch the movie Zombieland on Netflix with a couple of friends and he asked if he could jump in with us. We spent the next two hours laughing and joking but once the movie was over it was late so my two other friends left and it was just the two of us. We had the usual conversation of where are you from, what kind of games do you play, etc. and before we knew it, it was five in the morning and because we both had to work the next day, we exchanged friend requests and went to bed. I went to sleep with a huge smile on my face that night and all I wanted to do was spend more time with him so over the next several weeks we would watch movies, play games, or just sit and talk for hours on end and over that span of time we were both slowly developing feelings for each other but I being from Virginia and he from Miami I never thought that anything would come of it but fate has a funny way of bringing people together.
At the time I was a freshman in college and after a couple of months of getting to know each other we thought we'd give a long distance relationship a try. For the first few months it was extremely hard because we had no idea how things would be when we met or if we were even going to be attracted to each other but that December he decided to fly up to VA and take me to DC for a weekend and ladies it truly was the best weekend of my life. It was a very special treat for him because he was born in San Juan, PR and had lived his entire life in Miami so he'd never seen snow or experienced cold weather and to see him freak out over the reflecting pool being frozen over was a very special moment. It truly was a magical evening but because he had an early morning flight the next day and he had to drop me off at my dorm that was over two hours away from the airport we knew we didn't have a lot of time left but we made the most of what we had left. On the way back to the university it was the shortest car ride of my life and before we'd even parked I was already balling because I didn't want him to leave. I thought I'd like him, sure maybe we'd get along well but I wasn't planning on what happened next.
That entire weekend not a drop of snow had fallen and they weren't calling for snow that night but as he walked me to the door of my dorm we started to see the snow fall and I don't if it was just the emotion of it all or it was just the right timing but he dropped down on one knee right there in the snow and told me he loved me and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me, even though we'd only known each other for five months. I started to cry and realized that I loved him too, I always had and without even thinking I said "yes!" Because he hadn't planned on proposing he didn't yet have a ring but vowed to me that I would have one soon and little did I know that I would have one three months later.
Happily engaged and loving every second I flew to Miami for my spring break that March and shared a week with him and his family. I met his parents and siblings and just fell in love with them, on the day before I was supposed to leave he took me to a Florida Panthers hockey game and after the game he told me that he need to properly propose to me and before I could even react he dropped down on one knee and presented me with my ring right in front of everyone. Needless to say everyone was cheering when I said yes again but when I left the next day neither of us had any idea when we were going to see each other again and I almost didn't get on the plane but because I needed to finish out my first year of college I unwillingly went back home but thankfully that May I was able to go back to Miami but this time for three weeks and that three weeks turned into three months and come August we decided that we couldn't bear another goodbye so I transferred schools and cancelled my return flight home.
I'm now happy to report that my fiance and I just celebrated our two year anniversary and we couldn't be more in love. I'm so happy that I chose to follow my heart and even though it was shock to my family I did what was best for me and never looked back. For now we're just enjoying being engaged but we're looking to set a date for late fall 2014 or early 2015 and we still haven't decided between a wedding abroad or here at home but we'll get there....eventually