We're Engaged!

On April 25, 2015, after a long day of exploring San Francisco and downing a couple of beers, Joe handed me a book as we were getting ready to sleep. It was entitled: Where Will You Be Five Years From Today? He asked me to read it to him. I thought he was being silly and it was just the beer was talking but as I flipped through the pages, beside each quote I saw our photos from when we were just friends helping each other through hard times to when we were in a relationship and enduring the pains of long distance. By the time I got to the end of book, I could barely see through my tears. I looked up at him and smiled but he was still looking at the book, waiting for me to keep going. There were no filled pages left so I turned the very last blank page and saw that he had carved a small hole into the back and there was a silver ring sitting in it. Around the ring, he had written, “Where will you be five years from now? May I offer a little suggestion?

Two and half years ago, we were both in different places in our lives, literally and figuratively. He was starting his masters in San Francisco and I was starting to work in Chicago. So we agreed to wait a few years for when we were both ready to start a life together. It’s been a long and bumpy road but we’re finally ready and I am delighted to announce that I accepted his little suggestion. ❤