Abby and Blake

How We Met

Blake and I met in the summer of 2010. He was an intern in my youth group. For the first couple years, both of us knew that something was different. We had a chemistry that neither of us had never experienced before. As a leader in the ministry, Blake wasn’t aloud to date students. So for two years, we had an unspoken agreement that we would wait for each other. We couldn’t pass up whatever it was that we had. From that point on, I knew the man I was going to marry, I just had to wait for him to be mine. At the end of the summer of 2013, his internship came to a close, and we were finally able to start our lives together.

How He Asked

Fall is one of our favorite times of the year. So Blake I were really looking forward to our first fall date this year. We had plans to go to a pumpkin patch right outside of town, and I couldn’t be more excited! He picked me up in the morning, we got our favorite hot drink from Starbucks, and made our way to the patch. During the drive, we started recording a video journal, something that we do every couple months so we can look back when we are older. When we got to the patch, he videoed me walking around and petting the animals. Then he set the camera up in front of a barn and said that this is where we would finish the video journal. When he walked back over to me, he grabbed my shoulders and looked into my eyes. In that moment I knew exactly what he was doing. I started crying as he told me how much I mean to him and how much he wants a life with me. Before I knew it he was on one knee. It was the happiest day of my life.
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