The Story Behind the Song: The Day We First Met...

We first met in a coffee shop. 

Then I fell in love.

I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her.

So about 18 months after meeting her, I took her back to the same coffee shop where we met.

The day before I proposed, I wrote her this song. It tells the story of our first date, the hike we went on that morning in the Boulder Flatirons, and even the first time I kissed her cheek sitting on the top of that mountain. I couldn't help myself.

But it wasn't all easy climbs and beautiful views. There was a brief time while we were dating where it wasn't working for us. I left. I'll never forget her words as I walked out the door. She said, "I just want to have someone who will fight for me." Ouch.

It wasn't long before I came to my senses. She got her wish and so did amazing woman to share life with.

Those words of hers made it into that song the day before I proposed.

Still fighting for you, Katie. Happy 5th anniversary.

With love,


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