Love has a way of bringing two people together. You could be born in different countries, live in different cities, not be looking for love and somehow it finds you. Julie had taken a year off from medical school to do a fellowship when the cute guy from Jordan working in the UCLA pathology department caught her eye. Ramzi, of course, could not help but to notice the pretty blond. They would become friends and then go their separate ways to study medicine. Facebook would be their connection over the following two years.
A first date took them to a hike to Escondido Falls in Malibu. Malibu would also be the city when they noticed that they were in love though neither admitted it.
One spontaneous evening while driving along the coast they stopped at Gladstone’s restaurant in Malibu for dinner. After dinner, they took a stroll together along the beach. It was the perfect evening captured by a perfect selfie. Caught in that photo was the love that they had for each other.
It was of course to that same restaurant where Ramzi insisted they return once again. His intention was to capture all the emotion of love and happiness in that selfie. This time, he told Julie that this where he first knew he was in love with her.
A month before though, Ramzi had started teasing Julie about wedding rings, to the point that she accused him of buying one. So Ramzi had played the mind game and said that they were not, “there,” in the relationship. It worked. Julie was not expecting the proposal. Julie had tears in her eyes, as Ramzi started to bend down to one knee and pull out the ring. Her first response was, “jerk” as she slapped her hand against his shoulder…followed of course by a happy dance, the words, “yes, yes, yes” and a kiss.
Ramzi is from Jordan. Engaged men also wear a ring. They
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