My fiancé and I met on May 11, 2013. We were engaged on August 9, 2013, and are getting married on August 23, 2014! I know it may seem fast between the dating and engagement, but when you pray for God to send the right one along and He does, you just know!
On our first date, Daniel took me to a nice Italian restaurant. He was so nervous he didn’t eat but two bites of his dinner. It was so cute! We then went to a movie that I picked and it was horrible. But, he was a great sport about it. The next day he texted me and asked me about going for ice cream some time. I said I was busy that day, but that he could come to my church tomorrow for a special service and meet my family. He said yes right away, came to church, met my family and then asked me to go to a function with him the next month! He says now that he asked to guarantee that he would see me again. Since that Sunday we have texted or talked on the phone every day, and spent several days together every week.
When Daniel was ready to propose, he took me out for a nice dinner on a Friday night and bought roses. The next day, he picked me up and we went to meet his new baby nephew. Then we went to a cute lunch and afterwards, he wanted to take me out on a boat he rented. However, when we got to the boat they couldn’t find the keys. Daniel was so nervous and I had forgotten his hoodie in the car, so he went back to get it. I kept thinking that he was acting really odd.
We finally got out on the water and just enjoyed one another. Daniel stopped the boat and told me he loved me and got down on one knee. He said that he thought it was the perfect place to ask me to spend the rest of my life with him. Of course, I screamed yes! I about gave him a heart attack because as I was admiring my new ring, it flew off of my finger and almost went overboard! Thankfully, it landed at the end of the boat! I love Daniel so much and I am so blessed to have him in my life.
My biggest advice to other members would be to don’t get discouraged. Hang in there and you might meet the man of your dreams, just like I did! I definitely got discouraged at times, but I refused to settle, and then I met Danny! We both knew from the moment we met that this was going to be something special.