How We Met: Jon and I met in 9th grade gym class. I remember the moment I saw him. I knew I was going to love him. He was this goofy guy always trying to make everyone else laugh. During Gym volley ball I was chosen to be the captain and my first pick for our team was Jon.
He wasn’t very good at volley ball but that didn’t matter to me. I just wanted to get a chance to talk to him. We have been inseparable ever since. We both graduated high school and went to Purdue University. He has continued to make me laugh from the first day I met him. We truly grew up together and I am so blessed to have found the man of my dreams.
how they asked: Jon’s birthday was coming up on the 15th of June so we decided to go to our alma mater to walk around the beautiful Purdue campus and reminisce on our college days. Our plan was to walk around the campus and then get sushi at our favorite sushi place in West Lafayette, IN. As we started driving into campus it started to down pour. We stopped at the bookstore to purchase an umbrella and decided to just walk from there.
We walked past our old dorm rooms reminiscing on all of our wonderful experiences the entire way. I had thought we were just walking to the sushi restaurant but Jon had other plans for us. We continued walking through campus toward the Bell Tower. As we approached Jon said he wanted to take a photo.
The next thing I know we were under the bell tower and Jon is on one knee asking me to spend the rest of my life with him. Everything after that was a blur. I was completely and utterly surprised. We have been dating for over nine years but yet I was still in shock. It was the most amazing surprise at one of our favorite places, Purdue.