Ashton and Bradley

How We Met

Well it all started my junior year of college when my older sister was trying to set me up with her best friend. At first I said, “no way!!!!” So she let it go. A few weeks later she texted me and said, “Hey, Brad wants to meet you… Do you want to meet him?” So I said yes why not!!! After all we were just meeting it didn’t mean anything. Little did I know she also texted him and said , “Hey, my sister wants to me you…. Do you want to meet her?” Sure enough he said sure. So a week later on a Saturday night we met. We hung out with a big group of friends and had a great time. When the night ended we went our separate ways and we didn’t get each other’s numbers. The next day I wanted to text him but I didn’t have his number so I just didn’t. About 3 days later my sister was with him and she grabbed his phone and texted me from it. She said hey this is Leighton but this is Brad’s phone… He is taking a test but he will text you in 20 minutes… Like any girl I immediately started smiling. Skip to exactly a week later from the night we met, to the following Saturday. I was heading home to Nashville with my sister and we ended up in a car wreck and my sister passed away. To say she left me the greatest gift was an understatement. God is so faithful and knew exactly what he was doing when he got her to introduce us a week earlier. He asked me out a week later and we have been together ever since.

How He Asked

So roll to my senior year of college and it is time for spring break. Brad had already graduated but said he wanted to go on my last spring break with me. We decided we were going to go to Cancun. Well about a week before thetrip my mom asked if she could come too. Not thinking anything of it, we said of course! We got to Cancun and we were going to be staying six nights. The first four nights were so much fun. We got dressed up and went to fancy dinners every single night.

The fifth night though, I had no idea my life was about to change! We started getting ready around 5:30 and headed to dinner an hour later. Before we went to dinner Brad said he wanted to go take some pictures just like we had done every night before dinner! We went under this beautiful gazebo that overlooked the beach and water. It was seriously breathtaking. My mom started taking pictures and they looked great. Brad and I were looking out at the water and he began talking to me. He started to say, “Ashton you are so amazing. These past 16 months have been the best months of my life. You are my best friend and I love you will all of my heart and I want to continue to love you forever.” I immediately turned to him and just started freaking out. He got down on one knee and said, “Ashton Rose Williams, will you marry me?” And puts the most beautiful ring on my finger. Of course I am crying and I can hardly say yes. But it was the most magical day of my life.

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