When Devin and Erin first met at an InterVarsity Hospitality Team meeting. Devin had been wrangled into serving, despite his misgivings about humans in general. Erin was a bright-eyed freshman excited about all of the new humans she got to meet. They became friends while swapping poetry at the Hospitality Team sponsored hangouts in the student union coffee shop. Over a year later she started stealing his fancy apartment’s kitchen to eat real food and ended up teaching Devin how fresh garlic worked.
Some time after Devin and Erin started cooking together, Erin ended up joining the Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum Board of Directors. Every year they threw a Family Prom. Erin invited Devin to come with her, and it wasn’t until a few days later that it sunk in that Erin invited Devin to go to Prom with her. Erin may have freaked out about it a little, showed up late and almost crying about how her clothes didn’t fit right. Devin, being an expert at handling crying, managed to convince Erin that she looked great and got to Prom on time. Family Prom ended up being the most awkward thing they have ever done. After a painful 45 minutes of the Macarena and the Chicken Dance, they snuck out the back door to eat cheesecake and watch The Expendables in their fancy clothes. Their favorite part about the whole night. This is what they consider to be their first date even though they were still both convinced they weren’t dating each other after prom.
How did Devin Propose?
Erin – “Devin surprised me completely by recreating a poem I wrote 4 years ago a month into our relationship. In the poem, I talk about how he gives me a telescope when I am lost to help me sfind my way. And then he made me a telescope by hand! Engraved with a line from the poem! When I finally realized exactly what it was, all I could think was “He knows me so well.” Needless to say, He won major brownie points with that proposal.”Erin – “There are too many things about Devin I like to make picking one easy. But today, my favorite thing is that Devin sees me better than anyone else. He pays attention to things that even I don’t always notice, and then asks all the right questions. When I jokingly ask him what exactly it is he likes about me, he always has a list of things I didn’t know he knew about me.”Erin – “I fell in love with Devin because I chose to. I kept seeing little glimmers of who he is and who he will be and decided he was someone too precious not to love.”