I had bought my ticket and I was so excited, yet nervous at the same time. The week before I was supposed to fly all the way to Florida to see this guy, a few things were running through my mind: What am I doing? I’ve never flown before. I’m flying all by myself. I’m going to look into refunds for my tickets. Thankfully, I got out of my own head and prayed and the next week I flew to Florida.
This was my first Vacation Bible School and still my favorite one to this day. I enjoyed working with the kids in the classes but adored watching Matt leading the kids. No one at the church even knew I was there for Matt until we sat together in church on Wednesday night. During the afternoons that week, Matt had a lot of fun things planned: Snorkeling, Boating, Universal City Walk, Mini Golf and The Beach. We had a great week together, and I enjoyed getting to know his family. We had made some plans and by the end of that week we were OFFICIALLY a couple.
He came back to Peoria in August and we spent thanksgiving together too. He asked me if I would come to Christmas with his family. I had never been away from my family for Christmas before, so this was a first. A Florida Christmas, is much different than what I was used too. There was no snow, but there was Matt.
On December 23, 2010, Matt had a special day planned. He took me to the beautiful St. Augustine, where we visited the Castillo De San Marcos. It was a gorgeous day, and we took our time touring the Castle and finally made our way to the top of the Castle. We had a beautiful view overlooking the water, the sun was out, and there was a nice crisp breeze, Matt got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. It was the best day of my life. Of course, I said, “YES!” We were ecstatic and spent the afternoon walking around the town as an engaged couple. I’m not sure how much of the town I remember, I was too busy admiring my new accessory and handsome Fiancé. Merry Christmas to ME!
A little over six months later, on July 1, 2011, Matt and I got MARRIED!
Tomorrow we celebrate six years of marriage and I am incredibly blessed with a great husband.
How did you meet your spouse?