Love Where You Least Expect It | George + Katie

June 18, 2015  •  2 Comments

Once upon a time there was a beautiful girl who loved a land across the sea.  Her name was Katie and though she didn't live in this place across the sea, she knew it was where her heart was meant to belong.  She fell in love with a continent, and it never once crossed her mind that perhaps she'd fall in love with more of Africa than just the land.

Enter Mr. George Kasoa Nzivo.

Katie's parents had a heart for the orphaned of Africa and took steps to make a difference several years back.  It was on a trip to visit the orphanage her parents had founded when she first met George.

Love often has this way of sneaking up on you when you least expect it.

After she'd returned to the States from her trip, Katie & George started messaging each other.  When she was back for a visit a few months later in August of that year, it became apparent that some sort of something that looked a whole lot like love was definitely in the air.  Those weeks in August flew right by, and Katie found herself heading back to the U.S. of A all too soon.

Leaving your favorite place in the world is hard enough.  But when that favorite place now holds your favorite person, a whole new ache for home sets in.

Smitten with 5,000 miles between you and your favorite person isn't the easiest thing in the world.  January they were back together again for three solid weeks of togetherness.  

It was in April when Katie was back on Kenyan soil that George had had enough of only getting to see Katie every third month.  So he did what any reasonable man would do.  He drove her two hours up a mountain, had a T.I.A. moment or two when their vehicle got stuck in a few riverbeds, and when they finally reached the top of the mountain, George was....wait for it...

ARRESTED.  

I know.  I didn't see that one coming either.  And neither did Katie who was on the verge of tears as George was being inexplicably forced into handcuffs on the top of this mountain they'd just spent two hours ascending. Life took a much-needed upturn when as George was kneeling down and 'being handcuffed' he pulled out a beautiful, ruby red engagement ring and proposed.  The entire scheme, police car and almost-incarceration included, was part of his plan to propose.  

She said YES.  

Because when you travel two tumultuous hours with someone and he almost gets arrested, you become even more sure of what you already wanted - him, and his drama, his sweeping romantic gestures, and all of the getting stuck-in-the-riverbed moments in between.

George is in the States now, and they're tying the knot next month.  And while Katie's heart is still for Africa, she's found a person who will always be home no matter where she finds herself.  

Congratulations, you beautiful, crazy lovebirds.  You make me believe in love all over again.


Comments

Katie Hershberger(non-registered)
O My, I think Im falling in love with our story again! =) You are an artist with your words! Thank you for doing such an excellent job at capturing us in our moments. I LOVE these photos!
Lori Plank(non-registered)
Once upon a time my heart melted at such romantic photos,then I couldn't stop smiling at the even more perfect love story.... sigh....it's all to much
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