How did you meet?
Kyle and I actually come from families who are friends. His parents have known my parents for over 20 years. Kyle and I reconnected working together at his family’s company. I worked in HR and Kyle worked in the warehouse. Kyle needed help on a project in the warehouse, and we worked together for 2 days, 10-11 hour days. After that we were dating. Unfortunately, my dad passed away when Kyle and I had only been together for a month. I told, you’re in or you’re out, and he was in. He was my rock and I think we both decided going through that trauma that even though we aren’t particularly touchy or feely people, we need each other.
When Kyle proposed, he told me we should open gifts. Kyle brought out a large box. As I unwrapped the box, I saw it was for a toaster oven. I was disappointed, but Kyle encouraged me to open it. So I opened the toaster box to find another wrapped gift inside with a note that said ‘you didn’t think it’d be that easy?’. So I unwrapped the second box to find table linens box. I opened that box to find a third wrapped box, this note saying ‘sorry, it’s not a house or a puppy’. Unwrapping and opening the third box, a note came out that said ‘you are my greatest and most expensive asset’, leaving a fourth and very heavy box. As I unwrapped the final box, I turned and said “If you got me quarters…” but inside that box said ‘I have just one question’ and a bunch of marbles and Kyle was holding the perfect ring and asked me to marry him.
We aren’t the most exciting couple, or the most outwardly affectionate people, but we get each other.