BJ moved to New Orleans in the Summer of 2015. To help him get acclimated to the city, our mutual group of friends started doing "Staycation Tuesdays." Every Tuesday, we'd act like tourists in New Orleans. BJ is a man of few words, but I thought he was really handsome and kind. My girlfriends kept mentioning that they thought he was interested in me, but I couldn't see it! His best man, Brian, was also telling BJ that I was interested in BJ. Our friends were plotting against us! LOL
In September 2015, my car was stolen while I was teaching! (Another story for another day). When the student who stole my car disclosed the location, I called BJ to take me to meet the police. He never hesitated to come to my rescue! We went to lunch after we found my car and I thought he was sweet and HILARIOUS! After, we kept trying to find ways to hang out, but never admitted we liked each other as more than friends. We continued to spend time together. BJ was scheduled to leave for training for work in October and the night before we left, he kissed me! For the next three months, we talked everyday. The first weekend he got leave to come back to New Orleans, he asked me to his girlfriend.
BJ proposed August 25th, 2018. We were getting ready to go to sleep, when he asked if I loved him. I told him of course I loved him (All the while thinking that's a dumb question!) BJ then said that if nothing changed in our relationship, he would already be living his dream because he was already spending his life with me. He pulled the engagement ring from under the pillow and asked me to be his wife. I cried, of course, and said yes!