Our love story started years before we even met in person. My fiance Mike and I had known of each other since 2010, interacting on Twitter for years about common interests - marketing, post grad life, and the Chicago Bulls. When Mike finished up Graduate School at ISU last May, we decided to meet up in Chicago since he had just moved back home. From the moment we met, we knew that our relationship was different from the ones we had before. Every day since has been better and better, and I knew he was the one on our first date.
This past weekend, Mike came to New York for the weekend so we can have a short vacation. I was already there for a conference, so he met me Friday evening and we stayed until Sunday. On Saturday night, he surprised me with dinner at The Park, and afterward wanted to take me on the Highline to show me a piece of artwork that I would like.
As we walked on the Highline, MIke talked about our relationship and how perfect it is. He also told me he can't imagine doing anything in his life without me. At that point, he stopped and got down on one knee. I shouted "Yes!!" as soon as he did. When he stood up, he told me to look to my left to see if I recognized anyone. One of my best friends Jenn McTigue jumped up and revealed that she was the photographing the entire series of events!
After I stopped crying and jumping up and down, we all walked to a nearby bar where I was surprised again by more of my awesome friends - Jackie, Seth, and Stephanie were all waiting there with champagne to celebrate. It was an unbelievable series of events, and I haven't stopped smiling since. I immediately called my family with the news.
Mike makes me the happiest I have ever been. I have never felt more confident in what I do in life than I do now, knowing he is by my side supporting me. I cannot wait to make him my husband and become a part of his family, and him mine.
The weekend ended with us visiting his parents that night, and I went home to see my family the next day. I can't wait to start planning everything with my sister Nicki and my mom! I also am looking forward to seeing the rest of my family this coming weekend, and in the near future. Both of our families and all of our friends are overjoyed, and we cannot wait to let the planning begin.
Posted by KimberlyAnneLucio
on May 7th 2014