Like many couples today, they met on an online dating site. They went on a date to get some food and drinks and were inseparable since. Amanda thought Chris was very good looking when she saw his pictures online, but when they met in person, she was even more impressed and completely smitten. Chris was fully taken by Amanda’s humor and wonderful personality and how comfortable she made him feel. The relationship blossomed from there on.
Chris surprised Amanda with a proposal one day after their dinner at Cheesecake Factory. It was very out of the blue – they came home, complained about how full they were and here Chris was – on his knee with a ring out asking Amanda to marry him. Amanda was so happy that she instantly threw her arms around Chris and started crying. It was a beautiful moment.
The couple is looking forward to their life together and building a family. Before Chris left for Germany, they stayed up late talking about music, stories from their past, and most importantly – how they were going to spend the rest of their lives together. And here we are.
I once attended a wedding where someone mentioned that once you get married, your personal self dies, and from now on you become one. In my opinion, nothing can be further from the truth. When you get married, you plant a seed that slowly grows and eventually takes on an identity of its own as your new family. During this time and ever after, it is very important to stay true to who you because this is why you fell in love with each other.
Chris really loves how passionate Amanda is about her work. He loves listening to her talk about history and interactions with her students. Amanda admires Chris’s dedication, loyalty, and compassion towards others. She loves his spectacular guitar skills and how he taught her to play video games. She also appreciates that Chris became an instant cat dad, which was very important to her. Please remember the things you love about one another while creating your new memories as a family.
*Names have been changed