It all began during the winter semester of 2008. I work at the English Language Center and Faiver is taking classes there. One day (or something like that) he decided that he'd like to get to know me better and take me out on a date. However, he didn't start with that. We were having the closing social at the end of the semester and that day he asked me for my phone number. Over the next few weeks, he would text me about little things. At the beginning of May, I went back to Ohio (my mission) to visit and he even texted me while I was there (we're so modern, huh?). When I got back, he wanted to do something together. He found out that I like to go running, so he suggested that we do that. I thought it was cool; we were just friends after all. It soon became apparent that he wanted something more. Well, I was dating someone else at the time and it wasn't going well; I broke up with that someone else soon after returning from Ohio but just didn't want to be in another relationship. That certainly didn't stop Faiver. He was persistent, but I was stubborn. One day he came into the ELC and didn't say a word to me! I wasn't interested in dating him but I still wanted to be friends. I decided that I would initiate some type of activity so I could salvage our friendship. I suggested running. He agreed and we went. As we were walking back to my apartment, we were talking about my Tae Kwon Do classes. He asked if I had them everyday, I said I had them on Tuesdays and Fridays but I usually wouldn't go on Friday because it was the weekend. Then, slick as he is, he asked what I usually did on Fridays. Oh, goodness! I knew where this was going! Anyway, he asked me out for the following Friday and I agreed. I had to give him at least one chance, right?
The day of the date came and he came to pick me up from my apartment. We went back to his place where he had prepared a three-course meal! It was delicious and we talked about a lot of things. I thought it went well, so when he asked me out again I accepted. This time we went with some other friends to eat, watch a soccer game, go bowling and hang out. It was fun as well. That night, after walking me to my door, he kissed me. Shortly thereafter we became "official" and we've been together ever since!
On the first of November, he asked me to marry him. It was such a happy day!! He is the sweetest guy I know and I'm so lucky to be able to spend eternity with him.
After the proposal