Crystal and Matthew
Matthew and I have been together since we were 14. He was my twin brother’s best friend and I had the biggest crush on him. Eventually, he got the hint and he asked me out. Back then, we both never knew how much we would grow together as one and the love we share. We both went to different colleges but we always found ways to make it work. When Matt came home for Christmas break, he had my brother and close friends help decorate his beautiful patio at his parents house. Him and my brother made a sign using lights to say “Marry Me?” Not only did Matt ask my dad for my hand in marriage, but he also asked my twin brother, his still best friend, too. The next day we went out to eat at our favorite restaurant. Matt kept telling me how much he wanted me to come over and see the lights that his family had put outside since they have never decorated the outside of their house before. After dragging me out of the mall, we went home to go see the lights. The patio was lit with Christmas lights making a pathway to the back side of his house where he got down on one knee and popped the question. He had my dad, who is a photographer, taking pictures and the rest of my family and his inside the house watching behind the window. I was speechless for the first time in my life! It took me me 10 minutes to even look at the ring! Still in awe with it all and can’t believe I am engaged to my best friend of 9 years!