How did you two meet? Tell us your story.
We have known each other our entire lives. His family moved into the neighborhood across from my house years ago when we were really little. My sister use to babysit all of the kids in the neighborhood and that is where our relationship started. He told me that he wrote about me in the diary when he was little and he had a crush on me. We lost touch in middle school but rekindled our relationship in highschool in Mr. Rowland’s art class. We flirted and had a crush on each other but I was dating someone else at the time. May 14th 2007 was when our relationship took a turn and we started seeing each other. My dad passed away the day before and he texted me and said. “I feel like I need to give you a hug, can I come over?”. Of course I said yes, I mean look at the hottie. We made it official June 13, 2007 and have been together ever since!
Describe the proposal.
We were headed home to Virginia to “work and event on the farm” and to “meet with a new person on our business team”. He told me that I needed to leave work around 1 so we could be home at 4 to meet with the new guy on the team before he had to go to work. Friday is casual day in the office so to get me to dress nice he said that he was going to be coming straight from a meeting and would be in work clothes and he didn’t want me to under or over dress. So I told him that I would dress nice to work! I slept the entire way home because I had no idea what was about to come. When we got into the driveway at my house I asked him why we came here, why didn’t we just go to your parents house and hang out with them? He said “this was part of the plan the entire time”. I just looked at him very confused. He then said “I have a surprise for you” I said “NO YOU DON’T!!!!” and he said “Yes I do, watch this video and when the tractor comes go get on it and ill see you soon.” Then he left. He had prepared a slideshow of pictures of us from the past 6 years and put it to the song “marry me”. When the tractor came I just sat in the car because I forgot when I was suppose to get out. I then replayed the video while the tractor took me around the farm to a very special tree that is located in the middle of the farm. As soon as I saw him standing there I burst into tears!!!! I got off the tractor and he was standing there waiting for me. He finally told me that I was the most beautiful girl in the entire world and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. He got down on one knee and popped the question!!!!
What do you love most about each other?
That she makes me laugh. I genuinely think she is funny.
I can be myself around her.
She has the same dreams and goals that I do.
She is strong willed and driven and would accomplish anything she set her mind to with our without me.
Her heart for Christ and how she exudes His love.
The butterflies I still get every time she walks into a room.
When she falls asleep on my shoulder.
His passion to make a difference.
How he is driven to accomplish everything he sets his mind to.
How he is constantly growing and changing to become a better man of God.
His smile and how I melt every time I see it.
His leadership and how he is making a difference in the lives of so many people.
How we always have such a fun time together, even if we are just in the car.
How we always make everything an adventure.
How we still flirt with each other after 6.5 years.
How he makes me laugh all the time.
That he makes me feel so special and treasured.
That the honeymoon phase never goes away.