www.GilbertPT.com February 2018
The Gilbert Gazette
THE COLOR OF LOVE
How I Proposed to MyWife, Amanda
When I first met my wife, Amanda, we were employed at a
and we both knew exactly what we wanted from a partner. It
physical therapy clinic in Harrisburg. She was working as a physical therapy assistant, and I was preparing to go back to school to earn my physical therapy degree. We were friends for a while, but I was interested in getting to know her on a deeper level, so I asked her out on a date. After a successful first date, I continued to ask her out, and she continued to say yes. One of the coolest dates we went on was a tour of the Hershey factory. There, we opted in for the Truffles for Couples experience where the staff walked us through making our own truffles. At the end, we got a cute little box with our chocolate. I think Amanda wanted to save the box and the truffles, but the staff told us to eat the truffles within a week or else they would go bad. We ate them that day, and
trip stuck with me all throughout our
wasn’t hard to see she was the woman for me, and it would have been silly not to admit that to myself just because we’d only been dating for a short amount of time. When I told my family I thought Amanda was the one, my little sister told me she wasn’t surprised at all. She said she knew Amanda was the one for me since her first time meeting her. THERE WERE MANY TIMES WHEN I KNEW I WANTED TO MARRY AMANDA. I THINK IT ONLY TOOK A COUPLE OF DATES TO CONVINCE ME.
relationship. When it came time to propose, I knew I wanted to incorporate that experience into my plan. The day I decided to propose was my last day in town for a week. I bought flowers, a stuffed Snoopy — her favorite cartoon character — coloring books, and a box of crayons to give Amanda as a going-away gift. After I handed her the presents, I got down on one knee, opened the box of Crayola crayons to reveal the ring, and asked her to be my wife. She screamed and said yes, and the rest is history. I am thankful for Amanda every single day. She is the love of my life. We’ve been together for a total of six years and married for three. We have a beautiful son and are expecting our second child in April — a little girl. I’m thankful for all the years I have spent with Amanda, and I look forward to watching our family grow. Happy Valentine’s Day, Amanda. I love you!
she took the box home. Funny enough, Amanda has kept our truffle box to this day. There were many times when I knew I wanted to marry Amanda. I think it only took a couple of dates to convince me. Some people think only a few dates in is too soon, but Amanda and I weren’t our 21- and 22-year-old selves. We were 25 and 26,
When Amanda and I first
started going out, she told me she had
always wanted to go to the Crayola Factory in Easton.
I was surprised she had never been there since it is so close to her childhood home. So,
I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day. We will see you soon!
one of our first out- of-town trips was to the factory. For some reason, the
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