We were friends first, we used to spend nights together as “mates, not dates” and then go out for dinner and walks on the beach, stargazing and always confirming at the end that we were “just friends.”

After months of this I realised I was falling for her. I convinced her to come on an actual date and from that day on she’s been the one for me.

To know Caragh is to know me, for 7 years I’ve been through lifes ups and downs with her and have come through it smiling because she is by my side. 7 years of experiences bought us to this…

Sunrise at Point Plomer, November 29, 2014. My hands fumble as I try to prepare myself to read the poem I’ve written for her, my proposal. My voice quivers as I commence reading, I try to play it off as shivering in the cool morning air. I get to the end and get down on one knee, we are both shaking as she says yes, we cry and kiss and hug. She can’t stop looking at the ring and I can’t stop looking at her.

That’s my story…so far. I’d love to hear yours!!