A couple weeks prior to the February 12, 2016, Fabian had set up a couples Valentine's day photo shoot for us. He had a hard time getting me to agree to do it because I thought it was weird that we were just dating and doing a photo shoot together. I told him, "only couples who are engaged or married do something like that." I reluctantly agreed and even asked to leave work a little early so I could spend some extra time getting ready. I had no clue that he had planned other than photos and actually I was really thrown off because he is not the "planning" type.
He picked me up around 4, looking pretty darn hot and we drove to our location in downtown Fort Worth. Fabian originally chose to shoot at a park but after he checked out the location he later told me it didn't seem right and also shared with me the sweet little vlog he made explaining what was about to go down.
We ended up shooting at an old Methodist church that has now been turned into a police headquarters. We met up with our photographer, Lisa and she started snapping photos of us together right away. I was enjoying it and didn't think it was weird anymore. We were just two people in love.
I was still totally clueless as to what was happening but you know how you can feel energy sometimes? I could feel Fabian behind me but I thought he was just sitting on the bench or table just waiting for instructions from Lisa. I had no idea he was so close to me and he was down on one knee. No clue at all until Lisa told me to turn around.
Fabian said the sweetest and most loving words which I honestly can't remember but all I know was that day I committed to spending the rest of my life with one amazing man. He had been talking to Lisa about this photo shoot for weeks as well as discussing with my parents and his parents what he was wanting to do.
As soon as the ring was on my finger we looked up into the parking ramp where Fabian's sister was capturing every moment from above.
Those arches and that spot mean a lot to us. We've gone to that spot every year around this time to remember our commitment to one another and also to look back on our journey together. Two years ago we decided to take a giant leap of faith with one another and we haven't looked back since.
And if you haven't figured it out by now, Fabian didn't go back to the truck for his wallet. Later when we got our couple/engagement photos I said, "your wallet is in these photos!" He told me he went back to get the box for the ring.
Our marriage isn't perfect but our story is and it's my favorite.