Lauren and Drew
How We Met
Our story starts on June 10th in the summer of 2012 when a 15 and 16 year-old from two different high schools meet one another for the first time after church on a lovely Sunday afternoon. Although it wasn’t love at first sight, we both instantly caught each other’s eye. After a Facebook message and some teenage confidence, our relationship took off. It wasn’t long till our simple date nights turned into a committed relationship; we became an official couple on June 27th, 2012.
From there, the memories have only multiplied – from youth mission trips, cheering on each other’s high schools, and late night Dairy Queen runs to UT football games, emotional study sessions, and college formals. Throughout the past 5 years, we have walked through many different seasons of life together – finding new ways to love each other along the way.
How He Asked
In the middle of July, Drew told me that he wanted to take me out for my birthday at the end of the month. On July 24th we went to Benihana for dinner—it was so delicious! Then, Drew told me he had a romantic surprise planned for me to give me my birthday present. He took me to the place where he asked me to be his girlfriend—an old tree house in the middle of a park.
When we got there I opened my birthday present and it was a bracelet with my monogram on it…but the monogram had a “V” as the last name instead of a “D”. After staring at it for a while, he asked me to read it out loud. Then, he gave me his proposal speech, got down on one knee, and asked me to be his WIFE!!!!!
I said yes, of course!! We are so thankful for our Heavenly Father who graciously designed us to be in a marriage together to glorify His name above all else. We are so overjoyed and excited for our upcoming journey as a married couple!