How We Met
Jeff and I first met on our first day in our first class freshman year of college. We were both walking back up to our dorm and I noticed he was standing, looking at his phone but not really doing anything on it. I thought, “Does he want to talk to me?”. So I walked up to him and said hi and we continued to walk together. I knew from then on, at the very least, we would be good friends. A few weeks later we had our first date, we were walking back home and it started to rain. We stopped at a friends house and she took a candid picture. When I went home to visit my family the next weekend I showed my mom the picture of the boy I met and liked a lot. My mom’s response was, “Jordan, that boy is in love with you”. 7 years later and he is still my best friend.
How They Asked
Over Labor Day weekend Jeff asked if I wanted to go to my parents’ lakehouse. I, of course, said yes! Who doesn’t love a weekend at the lake? As we were driving closer to the lake Jeff made a suggestion that we take a walk to the lighthouse with our little puppy, Milo. We arrived and I felt so nervous, but also excited, I hoped a ring would be coming. We walked under the canopy of trees and to the lighthouse. It was beautiful. Jeff told me that he loved me, along with many other things that I can’t remember (blacked out with joy), then he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. All of the feelings I’d hoped I would feel came rushing through me and through tears, I said yes!
As I turned around I saw all of our family and closest friends standing on the balcony of our lakehouse. They were cheering! We drove the rest of the way and everything was absolutely incredible. My sister and Jeff planned an entire engagement party. We had friends fly and drive in from all over the country to celebrate with us. It was better than I could have ever imagined. To be with the person you love and to have all of your friends and family support you, it’s more than I could ask for. I am so thankful I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend and to have.