Jack and I met in my hometown, New Orleans, Louisiana. Being a jazz enthusiast, he was staying in Nola for a couple of months. My friend worked at the hostel he was staying in and we started hanging out.
At the end of August of 2005, Jack evacuated New Orleans with my family due to Hurricane Katrina. I'm blessed to have a positive story coming out of the horrible devastation of Katrina, a beautiful love story.
Since then, Jack and I have lived together in each others' countries using tourist visas. We have lived in New Orleans; Austin, TX; Baton Rouge, LA; and Melbourne, Australia. After five years, we decided it was time to make it official and answer all our friends' questions of, "when are y'all getting married, already?!?"
We cannot wait to be together and begin our permanent life in New Orleans.