My fiance, Eric. We are getting married on Saturday. 6 days.
We grew up within miles of each other, and both traveled in "dog circles." He did competitive sports, I did conformation showing. I worked in veterinary medicine for six years, including two in an emergency clinic, and then left. He worked in the same
emergency clinic, but not at the same time that I did, and the local humane society. We lived a mile and half from one another and had never met.
Our paths crossed exactly once. When I was working in a general practice clinic and he was in the emergency clinic, we referred everything beyond our scope or after hours to that emergency clinic. We had a lot of contact with their staff - a lot of shared clients and follow ups. Now and then I would catch this one guy with this super-deep, amazing voice. I had a raging phone-crush. I'd keep him on the phone beyond what was reasonable. Once, we had a client who came in right at closing who went well above and beyond the call of crazy. New client, screaming her head off in the lobby - I mean horror movie screaming, here - that her cat was going to die. Our doctor was gone. I tried to impress upon her that the best thing for her cat would be to hightail it to the e-clinic instead of shrieking at us, and it still took nearly an hour to get her on her way. It was the only time in my six years that I ever called the clinic I'd referred to with a heads up. I said "I'm sorry, we just sent you someone, and she is truly nuts. Our doctor's gone, I had to." And it was him.
2-3 months after we had both left our clinics for different reasons, a mutual coworker set us up on a blind date. I picked Starbucks, even though I really hate Starbucks, so I could leave quickly if it was awful. We talked for six hours.
10 months later, at 2am, he drove me somewhere with my eyes shut. When we got there, he led me for about 100 feet and told me to open my eyes. We were at the same outside table where we met. Starbucks was closed. He proposed.
We've been together for two and a half years now, and in six days, we'll be married.
The rest are our engagement pictures.