Gianna and Micah
How We Met
Micah Coffey and I met during my sophomore year of high school in northern Illinois. We actually met through a mutual friend who brought him to my summer bonfire. We talked most of that night and I jokingly told my mom afterwards “I think I’m going to marry him.” My junior year (Micah’s sophomore year) he asked me to homecoming.
Although we had only been seeing each other for a few weeks and weren’t “FBO” (Facebook Official quite yet), he treated me so well that night in spite of me having no voice (bronchitis.. ain’t nobody got time for that).
About a month later, he asked me to be his girlfriend on October 16th, 2011. 2 years. 8 high school dances, and hundreds of sporting events later, I took off for college. Neither of us had any idea what was in store as we went from high school sweethearts to a long distance relationship.
4 years later, I graduated from Ball State University and Micah just finished his junior year at the University of Minnesota. Through this time he has gone from boyfriend to best friend; I knew he was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
How He Asked
Then came May 20th, 2017. Micah’s baseball regular season had just concluded on Friday, and his whole family was up to “watch the games.” I had been with Micah the whole week, and suspected nothing. We spent the morning with Micah’s family, then took a trip to the Mall of America. At about 2:00, I left with Micah and his brother for a “photo-shoot” at the baseball field. I thought this was a little weird considering it was pouring rain the entire day.
Anyway, I went back and got ready for the photo-shoot while Micah and his brother (Canaan – creator of the video) went to meet with one of Micah’s friends who is a professional photographer to “get some photography tips”.
Instead of meeting with him, the three of them went and set up the baseball field for the happiest moment of my life. I hope this video can give you a little snapshot into how lucky I am to be called this man’s fiancé!