How We Met
In January 2017, I began working as a preschool teacher at Elevation Church, where Jay had been working for several years. In February 2017, three women on separate occasions approached each of us and said “you’ve got to meet this girl” / “you’ve got to meet this guy.” A few weeks later, one of those women brought Jay to the room where I was working for an introduction.
There were most certainly butterflies on both ends. From there, we began having our lunch breaks together and after a few weeks of casually getting to know one another, Jay asked me on an official first date. The date lasted six hours and we both knew it was the beginning of something very special!
how they asked
I was under the impression that we were going out for an all-day birthday adventure. Jay came over bright & early to pick me up. He gave me an envelope explaining that the day was going to going to be a “choose your own adventure” day. This meant I would be given an envelope with options for each adventure. There was a total of five adventures and I was overwhelmed with the thoughtfulness that Jay put into it all.
Adventure #4 consisted of three envelopes & a “heads up” that we were going on a mini road trip. All three options led to the same place, but I wasn’t supposed to know that. I chose option 1 “Falling for You All Over Again” because it made me believe that we were headed to Falls Park downtown Greenville, & I was right!
Jay & I take frequent day trips to Greenville, we love it there! We headed to Falls Park for our traditional walk around the park. We passed the bench where he asked me to be his girlfriend then we headed towards “our bridge.” The bridge is a special place for us because it’s where we shared our first kiss. We always stop for a smooch each time we visit the park! As we made our way underneath the bridge, Jay set the umbrella down & pulled out a letter from his jacket. As he began to read it, my heart knew that this moment was bigger than our usual stop to reenact our first kiss. This was THE MOMENT. The moment that God crafted long before we met.
The moment that Jay was asking me to spend forever alongside him as his wife. The most beautiful moment. Jay finished reading the most precious letter, got down on one knee, pulled a tiny box out, asked me to marry him, & of course I said YES!!! Jay had the ring tucked into his sock which said “Marry Me?” (s/o to #theboxsock !) Falls Park is the place where he asked me to be his girlfriend, where we kissed for the first time, where we’ve talked & dreamt about life, & on February 10th, 2018, it’s the place where he asked me to be his wife. All in the same city where we will get married May 28!