"HE'S JUST SO CUTE! That grin - it's what drew me to him in the first place. We met for the first time on March 6th 2013. He was my barista at the Frothy Monkey in downtown Franklin.
I was sitting at the bar editing pictures when I saw him. He was the cutest thing I had ever laid eyes on. After being there for two hours, I found a way to cut into his conversation with his coworker. We instantly clicked and spent the rest of the evening getting to know each other.
Boy was I hooked!
From then on, I went in just to see if he was working. He started taking his breaks with me and went from sitting ACROSS the table to sitting NEXT to me at the table. One day after he got off work, he said to me "I should probably get your number shouldn't I?"
It took two weeks until we were officially together.
On our first date, we realized that we had seen each other previous to meeting - also at Frothy. I was sitting in the back room when a blonde hair, blue eyed, very attractive male walked through the door, sat his things down, and pulled out his Bible and journal.
Right there I should've known he was the one for me.
I found myself staring at him. He caught me and flashed that grin that made my knees melt. That night I left and was too nervous to say anything to him.
We never put together that we were the same people until our first date when I wore the same sweater.
It took one week from that date for me to fall in love with him.
We were walking the streets of Franklin after seeing a movie that night. I couldn't help but look at him and smile! He asked me what I was thinking and I just wanted to blurt out "I LOVE YOU", but I couldn't.
I wanted him to say it first. I didn't have to wait that long because we got home, he looked at me, and just said it - out loud! He surprised me and he continues to surprise me everyday. I could not imagine my life without him.
He proposed to me on October 11th, 2013 in Frothy Monkey...at the very same table I was sitting at the first time we ever saw each other.
I love him so much my heart hurts. It's a feeling that I've never felt before. We've both been hurt by others, but I have never loved someone with such relentlessness. I know that in the next 50 years we will endure struggle and pain, but the love we share will go far beyond a physical or emotional hurt. He's my coffee making, piano playing, James Bond loving, Lego building, book reading, handsome looking love of my life. I can't wait to spend every moment with him."
You should see these two together in real life...adorable! Their story is one of those that makes you believe in love at first sight. Joanna, thank you for sharing your story with me and letting me share through here! Wishing you and David nothing but continued happiness as you start this new chapter together!