Emily and Matt

How We Met

I’ve known Matt since I was 7 years old and he was 9. I remember our dads always trying to set us up. Matt’s dad would tell me that I would marry his son. At 7 years old boys have cooties and I was not interested. little did I know we would be engaged 14 years later. We’ve been together since I was 14 and he was 15. We are now 21 and 22. After almost 7 years my heart still skips a beat every time he walks in the door.

How He Asked

Last weekend we went away for the a long weekend for my 21st birthday. On the Saturday night we went out for dinner on the waterfront, right next to the ocean. Matt had booked a private room for us two and the only lighting was candle lit. We had ordered dinner and like my usual self I couldn’t stop talking. Matt told me how much he loved me as he usually does and I just told him I loved him too and kept talking. He stopped me and began to tell me how much I mean to him and how much he loves me. He reached into his pocket and I knew instantly. I began to cry and right there and then he asked if I would marry him. There is nothing I have wanted more than to spend the rest of my life with Matt. It is the most amazing feeling being able to call your best friend your fiancé. I cannot wait for the next chapter in our lives and I couldn’t imagine spending my life with anyone else but him.

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