Tom and I started dating just after high school graduation. He was my first relationship and I was his… little did we know we would also be each others last! We both went to the University of Florida and one day, like any lame 18-year-olds, we carved our initials into a tree down the road from where our college dorms were. Fast forward 5 years later, I thought we were just taking graduation photos by “our tree”, but we pulled up to a beautiful setup of flowers, candles, and our favorite pictures together. Then, he got down on one knee, said the sweetest words, and asked me to become his wife in that exact same spot we made “ours” five years ago!! After the fastest “yes” I’ve ever said and the most joyful tears, five of my best friends (whom I later found out were also the secret set up crew) jumped out from behind bushes and celebrated with us. It took me a long time that day to realize it wasn’t just a dream and that I finally get to marry my best friend.