Posted on October 06 2016
It was a chance meeting in Westerly RI Labor Day Weekend 2012. Both Maggie and I were in RI enjoying the beach one last time. Maggie must have noticed me because I certainly noticed her. She was the first to break the ice with the most innocent of comments: "Nice car." She followed with a few detailed comments about my car, to which I was blown away by her knowledge and confidence. After talking for some time, we decided to head to one of the local beach bars for a few drinks, followed by a long walk on the beach, only to return to that same bar for dinner. We found ourselves ending the night under the moonlight well after midnight.
It was about three weeks before our four-year anniversary before I decided to pop the question. Everything had been very well-planned. I proposed on the beach about 100' to the West of Paddy's in Westerly RI. Paddy's is where we went the first night we met. I planned my proposal close enough to our anniversary that she wouldn't suspect a thing. I was deliberately repeating that we would return to the same place where we had first met for about two weeks.
It didn't take long before I knew she was the one for me. Throughout our relationship she has always been overly caring and supportive. Standing behind every decision I make. She has been such an amazing partner in every way, from helping out every morning, to supporting a career change, to taking care of me and our Shepard, Teak. She is just such a loving, honest and caring person that even when we first started dating and I was living in central PA, I enjoyed the 600-mile round trip every weekend to spend a few precious nights with her. It's honestly very hard to describe as I am constantly overcome with love for this woman, that I find it impossible to put into words even a few specific traits.