Sam and Mike’s Love Story…

Let’s see…our story is simple yet it seems crazy because everything in our life happens quickly and out of tradition, or so it seems.


I worked with Mike’s brother at The Front Porch as a waitress before I even knew Mike. His brother and I were friends at work and talked and we were also friends on Facebook. One night I remember lying in bed browsing my Facebook feed and I saw a video that his brother was tagged in. Hilarious! It was of Mike and his brother basically making a music video to Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles” song and it was so funny, so of course I “liked” it. Well not even 30 min later I get a friend request and a message from my now fiancĂ© asking if he knew me. It went something like this…

Him: “Hey, do I know you?”

Me: “I don’t think so but I work with your brother.”

Him: “Well, my brother must love going to work then.”

Me: “Why?”

Him: “Because you are beautiful!”

(Corny corny corny…I know! Lol)


He hooked me! I have no idea what I felt because I look back now and think “what the heck was I thinking?!” We talked a little and then I eventually gave him my number. This was like September 18, 2012 and either the next night or the night after we hung out for the first time. We hung out the next day, too, and then we had our first real date on September 23, 2012. He took me to dinner at Olive Garden and then ventured the corn maze at Bowles Farm. Afterwards, we went over to Solomons and walked the boardwalk and took our first “couple selfies”, and finally we went back to his house and had a small fire out back with some drinks. {Ok, y’all, I don’t know about you….but this is one heck of a first date!!} He played country music, started singing to me, we danced under the stars.That night he asked me to be his girlfriend. I know…not even a week! That’s exactly what was going through my head but I swear, I never truly believed the saying “when you know you know” or “true love at first sight,” but I was in love with this man. (I said yes)


We did a bar crawl together on Solomons island where he proved he loved me because he definitely saw me at close to my worst!!

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