Hannah and Stephen
How We Met
We grew up in the same town going to the same church doing the same things, but we never really acknowledged each other until Stephen was a senior in high school, he was super crazy about me, but I was sixteen at the time and I was not allowed to date until I was eighteen so I was trying my hardest not be interested. (that didn’t work) Stephen told me that he would wait for me for as long as it took, But considering he would be going off to college I didn’t believe him and I told him he’d have to prove it to me. So we spent that two years writing letters and getting to know one another and by the end of that two years we already knew we wanted to spend forever together. And then one week after I turned 18 we started officially dating!
How He Asked
We went out for a picnic one Friday afternoon, Stephen had brought our old letters for us to read while we ate, I tried not to think too much of it because he had told me over and over again that he was going to wait to propose until after Thanksgiving. However, as we were walking back to the car he stopped us on the bridge and pulled out another letter saying “oh hey I forgot to give you this.” As I read it I began to put together what was going on, my heart start racing, my hands shaking and I began to cry. At the end of the letter he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him and I said yes over and over and over again. And Betwixt Magnolias captured it all so beautifully.