Hi girls. 1st congrats to the ladies who were just married and who have crossed over to marriage....
Derek and I met over 6 years ago. We worked together at a retirement home in the dining room. I can by no means say it was love at first sight. Although I thought he was cute, his personality was a little hard for me to grasp. Derek has such a bold demeanor and definitely doesn't hold back when speaking his mind. So for the first few months of our acquaintance, I didn't like him at all lol.
Eventually, I started to understand him and broke through his rough exterior. As the months passed, I grew to really like him and that like grew into a deep love. About a year into our relationship, I knew that he was the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
Unfortunately, due to our financial situations, we went over 5 years before Derek was able to purchase a ring and propse to me. I must say, it was the happiest day of my life.
He proposed to me on September 13, 2010 on our vacation in Vegas. He had the suite decorated with rose petals and candles and placed the ring box in the center of a heart-shaped candle display.
Derek is not one for words, so his simple "I love you. Will you marry me?" was enough for me!
The ring is perfect for me and I catch myself staring at it all the time <3.
Now, let the wedding planning begin!