Music + Coffee = Love
Maxwell and I had known each other for about a year before we got together. We worked for the same company but were in separate departments. We knew each other only because we both got hired on at the same time and went through training together. We would say hi to each other in the hall if we ever saw one another, but never really went out of our way to talk to one another.
One night a few of my coworkers invited me to a concert they were going to, they said a lot of work people would be there and it would be fun. I love music so I said ok! At the concert I was just sitting there enjoying the music when Maxwell walked up to me and asked how I was enjoying the concert, I said it was great, and invited him to sit next to me. We got to talking and ended up talking for the rest of the concert. I didn’t realize how much we had in common with each other! I didn’t want the conversation to end. Once the concert ended, he asked if I wanted to go get some coffee, I said sure, so we went to a local coffee shop and stayed there till it closed!! As we were walking out of the coffee shop he asked if he could take me to dinner the following night. Now I normally would say no, and make him wait a few days but I just couldn’t wait to see him again. I had never felt this way about someone before, we just connected right away. So we went out the following night, and the night after that, and the night after that, and the rest is history!
Now looking back at the time we’ve spent together, I can’t help but think how lucky I am to be marrying my best friend. The past year and a half has been full of some of the best moments of my life, and we are so excited for many more of those moments to come as we continue our journey together.
Maxwell and I had talked about marriage and knew without a shadow of a doubt we were going to get married, we even spent a Saturday afternoon looking at rings! It really only came down to the guessing game of when was he going to pop the question. Every time we went out to a nice dinner I thought to myself, “This is it, he’s going to do it, he’s proposing tonight!” Then dinner would progress, dessert would come and go, the bill would be paid and I would leave without a beautiful ring on my finger.
This type of guessing game went on for about a month until one day I finally had enough of myself! I decided there would be no more of the “when is he going to propose” guessing game; it would happen when it happened and that was that!
We had decided to take a weekend trip upstate to this quaint little B&B, Maxwell picked me up at my apartment and once I was all settled in the car handed me a nice warm cup of coffee (he had gotten it from the local coffee shop we had hung out at that first night after the concert). It was a cold, cold night and we had a long drive ahead of us so I was grateful for the beverage, and didn’t even think twice about where the delicious coffee had come from.
As we began driving, Maxwell said he had to go back to his place because he had forgotten something. We pulled up to his house and he told me he would be right back. Five minutes went by and he was still in his house! Then my phone rang, it was Maxwell, he told me he was having a hard time finding whatever it was he needed, and suggested I just come in and wait instead of sitting in the car. I agreed and walked up to his place and opened the door. There were lit candles and white rose petals everywhere! At first I was so confused and I didn’t really know what was going on. I took a few steps inside and saw Maxwell standing in the middle of the hall way. He walked up to me and grabbed me by the hand and led me into the living room. I was standing there in shock as he got down on one knee and said, “Samira I know you’ve been wondering when I was going to do this, but I just had to find a way to surprise you. Ever since we met, I knew you were the women I’ve waited my life for. I couldn’t think of anyone else I would want to spend the rest of my life with, will you marry me?” As I stared at him in shock I could feel tears running down my cheeks. I didn’t know if I could even speak! Finally I answered, “Yes, yes I will marry you!” He slipped the ring on my finger and we just stood there hugging one another. After the shock wore off we got back into the car and began our drive. The whole time we were driving I called everyone we knew to tell them the great news. It was the perfect start to an amazing weekend.