An engagement 18 years in the making!
During my first trip to Paris when I was 15 years old, the tour guide had us stand on the zero milestone in Paris, called Point Zero, which is the point from which all distances from Paris are measured. He told us it would be good luck and we’d come back to paris.
Well, 18 months later I moved to France for a high school year abroad. Four years later I returned to Paris for a university year abroad. Then I came back for a wedding in the south of France.
Each time I made sure to stand on Point Zero to renew my lucky status.
But when I returned to France for another wedding in the summer of 2014, I was recovering from surgery and couldn’t make it to Point Zero.
I was really upset about it at the time. That was the trip when I met my (now) husband, and he thought it would be nice if he took me to Point Zero the next time I came to France.
Six months later when I visited him during my winter break from teaching, we were rushing to meet some of his friends at City Hall, and we just happened to pass Point Zero in front of Notre Dame. I begged him to just stop quickly so I could stand on the spot and take a picture of our feet.
He reluctantly agreed, but after I took my photo, he told me to put away my camera. Then he took my hands, bent down on one knee, started saying all sorts of sweet things, and asked me to marry him!
That was two years and one month ago… and the rest is history!
(P.S. His friends were not at City Hall – they were there at Point Zero waiting like paparazzi!)
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