Kayla and Michael

How We Met: We met at Kent State University in Rosie’s café on October 20, 2013. I knew right away that he was the one. We started dating two months later.

Image 1 of Kayla and Michael

how they asked: My boyfriend, Michael, and I had been dating for almost two years. He’s in the Ohio Army National Guard. I came down to Fort Sill in Oklahoma to see him graduate from basic training on July 16, 2015. Little did I know, he had a big surprise planned for me! I walked up to a line of soldiers. Each one handed me a purple flower (my favorite color) and a picture of Michael and me that I had sent to him in my letters. He had written little messages on the back of each one. Michael was at the end of the line, and when I got to him he handed me a boquet of purple flowers and got down on one knee. It was perfect, and I said YES!