How We Met
Cameron and I met through mutual friends during our freshman year of college at UAB. While I knew he liked me, I wasn’t interested in a relationship. We became close friends and hung out a lot during our college years. In 2015, I asked Cameron to help me move apartments. Cameron agreed, but only in exchange for dinner. I agreed to dinner but said it was not a date. We had a wonderful time, but nothing came of it. Time continued but Cameron and I kept in touch as friends. One night I agreed to hang out with him at his apartment. He walked me to my car, kissed me, and asked me on a date. I agreed, but then a few days later changed my mind and told him “I don’t think that’s a good idea.” I didn’t want to ruin the friendship we had if things didn’t work out. Cameron distanced himself, which made me jealous. I eventually asked him to dinner and he replied with “I don’t think that’s a good idea.” He was seeing someone else. I patiently waited and told my friends I knew things wouldn’t work out between them. Once that relationship ended, Cameron once again asked me on a date… my reply, “It’s about time.” We went to dinner on November 9, 2017, and we have been inseparable ever since.
How They Asked
Cameron is a football coach at UAB, and on March 16, 2019, Cameron told me we were going to one of his player’s weddings at The Vulcan in Birmingham. He insisted we just have a relaxing day at home, which is weird of us on St. Patrick’s Day weekend not to be out with our friends. We got ready and drove to the venue. I was in an ill mood thinking I was going to an event I didn’t want to go to, where I wouldn’t know many people, and where I was unsure of the scene. We get there and start walking around looking for the wedding site.
Again, still in an ill mood, I turn around and see Cameron on one knee with an open ring box. He never said a word, other than “Is that a yes?” after I rambled on in confusion. Cameron likes to tell people he chased me for 5 years. We are both incredibly stubborn, but I thank God every day that he beat me out on that one. Now, we are still in Birmingham, both alumni of UAB, both working at UAB, and in May we will get married here in Birmingham. Cameron is truly the most amazing man I know. I am so blessed to have him as my future husband.