Not that long ago, life changed dramatically for me.
It was a change of location, a change of job, in many ways a fresh new start and perspective.
Shortly after the move, I blogged about the changes and a certain young lady from the area commented on the post:
I love your front page picture of the DIA tunnel. Being a fellow CO dweller, I have a definite soft spot for the airport- great architecture and design makes it a fun place to go! Nice looking site, by the way.
After cruising her blog for personal details, I wrote a goofy response:
Hello, Sarah! Wow, a local. This is a first. Let me get this straight: you’re a banjo-playing fan of Interpol? You are so cool. Thanks for dropping by!
A few days later, I blogged about updating my license and Sarah and I played a sickeningly flirtatious game of guessing my middle name. For those of you that witnessed this, I apologize. 🙂
Part of the perspective change in coming to Colorado yielded a new personal credo. I would attempt to relax about my present singlehood. This new line of thinking spawned a blog post and the most heated pool of ElectroLund comments, topping off at 42!. Incidentally, it was Sarah who commented first:
Good luck, Rob- I hope this yields a high platonic friend count for you; er, that is what you want, right? Do you really feel strongly about this? I don’t know if you’ve convinced me that you really want this halt to dating.
Her directness made an impression on me. She challenged my thinking, and more importantly she caught my eye! It wasn’t long before Sarah’s photo was inserted into that little frame on my desk at work.
The last 8 months have been a joy getting to know Sarah. She’s a great friend I laugh with, a beautiful woman who I’m proud takes my hand. She’s extremely intelligent, witty, and musical. I love you, Sarah, more each day.
I asked Sarah to marry me last weekend. And like a dream, she said yes.
Oh, one more thing. When we told her brother Mark about our engagement, he had this dignified reaction: