Bella and Andrew

How We Met

Andrew and I met in 2014 right after I had turned 15, and right before he turned 18. We met at church one night through mutual friends and he still claims to this day that later that night he told his friend that he was going to marry me one day, *crying emoji *. We remained great friends for about a couple of months- he was my shoulder to lean on, the one I ran to for comfort and encouragement, the one who, literally, wiped my tears, he became my best friend. During this 4-5 month period, we both started developing feelings for one another but didn’t know how the other felt.. that was until January 5, 2015. I went up north on a ski trip with my family but little did I know he was there that day too with some friends. I spotted him from the distance but was too shy to go up to him. By the time I gained the courage to go say hi he was gone. I looked for him all day, but to my disappointment, I was not able to find him. I later texted him telling him how I saw him but was too shy to say hi and he was so upset wishing we could have spent the day together. From that day on, there wasn’t a single day that went by where we were not talking. We wanted to know everything about each other. And a month later we were both finally able to say out loud how we felt about each other.

How They Asked

About 4 years and 7 months later, the best day of my life happened. My friends tricked me into having a photoshoot with them, which seems so obvious I know, but they did a great job pulling it off. While I was suspicious all day, I kept telling myself to stop trying to guess and if it happens it happens and if not it will eventually. We took photos at one location, but then one of my friends suggested another nearby spot so we drove there. I remember thinking what if, what if, but tried not to get my hopes up. I got out of the car only to see him standing a couple of feet away. My heart d r o p p e d.

I ran to him repeatedly asking what are you doing here? He started walking me away saying he wants to show me something. As we were walking I couldn’t process all the thoughts running through my head and kept saying this isn’t real, this isn’t happening right now. He had to pull me off the ground to keep going. Once I saw his set up I felt as if I were dreaming. I couldn’t believe it was finally my turn to get married after years of watching all those close to me get married first. He got down on one knee and as soon as I saw him crying it was as if someone took all the air from my lungs- I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t process what was happening at that moment. After years of waiting, years of fighting for each other, years of growing our love it’s finally our turn. ♡

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