How We Met
Jesse and I first met my sophomore year of college. What started as taking the same business classes and having the same friend group later turned into the beginning of a beautiful love story. We first started dating in October of 2018 after a camping trip in the West Virginia mountains. After ziplining all day, we were laying in a hammock under the stars when he made his feelings known. Since then we have been inseparable.
How They Asked
On the morning of December 21, Jesse told me that he had planned a day of activities to help us get into the Christmas spirit. We ventured to Walnut Cove for some Christmas shopping and a lunch date, little did I know what he was really planning. After our lunch, we piled into the car for our next activity, which I saw as soon as we rounded the corner. Standing in front of a huge estate was a horse and carriage waiting for us to arrive. We took a ride through the local wedding venue, admiring beautiful scenery until the carriage came to a stop in front of the lake. We walked down towards the water when I saw a table with a miniature horse and carriage figurine sitting in it. Jesse told me that he had written me a poem that could be found inside the glass carriage. As I began to read, he began to say it along with me. Once we got to the end of the poem, he got down on one knee for the last line “will you marry me?”