True romance is worth the wait!

By Naja Rayne
August 23, 2016 09:20 AM

True romance is worth the wait!

For Josh Schmitz, giving his girlfriend Danielle Roesch a memorable proposal meant spending a year planning and preparing to get down on one knee.

The Chicago couple met in 2014 on Tinder and by the next year, Schmitz knew he wanted Roesch to be his wife, but was determined to come up with a special way to ask, reports NBC Chicago.

After thinking it over, the heavy equipment manager reportedly decided to use their weekly method of communication – writing notes.

Schmitz, 29, told the network that the pair doesn’t see each other often during the week because of their opposite work schedules, so every morning when he left at 4:45 a.m. he would leave Roesch, 29, a note. When he returned home, there would be a note from Roesch waiting for Schmitz.

Josh Schmitz and Danielle Roesch
Amy Roesch

“It’s always something to look forward to and it’s a part of our routine,” he told NBC Chicago. “I wanted to be able to show her how much I cared about her every day and I wanted to be able to incorporate work into it too because I spend a lot of time at work.”

Those things in mind, Schmitz came up with the idea to record a video featuring himself and a written note every day over the course of a year. The video, shared on YouTube, shows Schmitz at work, during travel and in the couple’s apartment holding a white board that has a different message written on it in every clip beginning August 19, 2015.

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“The first month making it was like, ‘Okay, this is pretty fun’ and then it turned into ‘Wow, I’ve got 11 more months. That’s a long time,’ but I stuck with it,” he added.

Once the video was finished, Schmitz reportedly had a friend of Roesch’s to put together a mock corporate event, at which he played the video for Roesch.

At the end of the 21-minute mini-movie, Schmitz asks his girlfriend to meet him at the lake, where he proposed, reportedly holding another sign that read, “Will you be my wife?” Roesch had two check box options, yes or no. On Augusts 19, she said yes.

“To see the look on her face of that surprise and you could just tell, she’s known how much I love her but I think it really soaked in,” he told NBC Chicago. “It’s the first and hopefully the last time I’d want to see my girlfriend cry at something.”