Jalynna and Andrew

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How We Met

Andrew is embarrassed by our how we met story – but I don’t think it’s THAT bad! One evening I got a friends request on Facebook. Apparently I popped up on “suggested friends” and we chatted for a few and since then we talked everyday non-stop. Staying up until 4 am sometimes just to text each other all night. I finally took a leap of faith and decided I needed to meet this man. We met up in our small town and spent the evening together, talking and learning about one another. As crazy as it sounds, I felt like I’d known him forever. It felt like God had answered my prayers for the most specific guy, the guy you’d pray for but never think you’d actually meet. We started dating and one year later here we are! Turns how he was and still is my “dream guy”.

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Andrew and I went on vacation to Maui. We love traveling and going places, so it was nothing out of the ordinary for us. I didn’t expect what would happen on the third day there. We sat in a cabana on the island, drinking Mai Tais, just soaking up the view and talking about life together.

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A while later he told me to stand up so we could take a picture, and when I turned around, he was on one knee, with the most beautiful ring sparkling up at me. My heart began to beat 100 miles a minute and at first I couldn’t find the words to say. After a few moments I caught my breath and all I could say was “Yes!!! Yes!!” When he stood up to hug me, there were people cheering and clapping all around us. That moment was so magical and even still to this day, I pinch myself. I don’t know how Andrew kept it a secret. We had 15 hours of travel time and throughout the entire plane ride there he kept the ring in its box inside of a pocket of his backpack and managed to not let me know anything about it!

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We spent the next days celebrating our engagement in the tropical paradise of Hawaii and it was beyond perfect! We are getting married next August with a vineyard style wedding in Virginia. This moment and this story was much better than how I had dreamt in my whole life and I couldn’t be happier to be marrying my best friend.