Hollis and Brock
How We Met
It was a night under Friday Night Lights at a football game when I was in 7th grade, just 13 years old when I was actually “dating” one of Brock’s friends. Brock was standing by himself some distance away until he comes over to us and asks,” Is this her?” His friend says,” Yup.” And Brock stuck his out to me and says,” Hi, I’m Brock Bates!” And I absolutely melted. We started dating the next semester and have been inseparable since!
How They Asked
Fast forward a little more than 7 years later, Brock goes into the US Marine Corp. He came home early in June to surprise me! On the 14th, he tells me,” Let’s go for a drive, we’re going to meet up with one of my buddies!”
So we’re driving, it’s almost midnight, and we start passing by the school we graduated from and that’s when I noticed he started fidgeting so horribly. We park at the football stadium and he says,” C’mon, we’re gonna hop the fence!” It was totally illegal, and I thought he was crazy, but hey, when you’re in love, ya do some crazy things, right? So we get over the fence, I got cut up and a hole in my jeans in the process, when we walk over to a little grassy area behind the scoreboard when he asks,” Do you know where we’re at?” I somewhat squeaked, already having an idea of what’s about to happen,” This is the exact spot where we met when we were 13!” So he kisses me as he’s reaching into his pocket and says,” Yeah… so I was thinking… what better place to do this than here?” Then he gets down on one knee, opened ring box in hand and asks the big question,” Will you marry me?”
It was amazing. My heart was jumping, doing backflips, I felt like I was flying, even though I was no doubt about it ugly crying so much Brock legitimately had to hold me up to put the most beautiful ring on my finger. There were no cameras, no videos, nobody else out there but us. It was so personal, spontaneous, and perfect, just like our love story started.