Sam and I have been together for a littler over two and a half years now. When we first met, I lived in Baltimore and she lived just outside of DC in Virginia. We fell in love so fast...as if we immediately knew we would spend the rest of our lives together. Living over an hour away from one another was torture. Our schedules limited our time together to the weekends only. For that first year and a half of our relationship, we literally did not miss a single weekend together; rain or shine, sickness or health, we made it work. About a year ago, we made the big decision, saved up some money, and moved in together. I am an Elementary Physical Education teacher for Howard County, Maryland and Sam is a Firefighter/EMT for Fairfax County, Virginia. The physical nature of our career choices not only dictates the type of lifestyles we live as individuals, but it’s what makes us such a well-bonded couple. We enjoy doing all of the same activities, but surfing is our most favorite. Prior to Sam, I never imagined I would meet someone who so perfectly matches my outlook on life, opinions on future parenting, career drivenness, personal lifestyle, and love of family. The corny line, "you complete me" is actually what I love so much about us. My weaknesses are her strengths, and vice versa. This engagement is only the first milestone of many for us. I’m excited to see what our future holds and all of the amazing things we will accomplish together."