Lauren and Matthew
How We Met
Looking back, the one thing that I can say for 100% certain is that Jesus has a plan, and He reveals himself in times when it is the least expected. Four years ago, at a time in my life when I thought in no way did I need to be in a relationship, Jesus brought the best guy I had ever met into my life. This story of how Jesus brought us together will never stop amazing us. Four years ago, I got the opportunity to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Once I arrived in New York, all of the dancers were randomly divided into smaller groups according to our location in the dance. Out of the MASSES of girls who were dancing, I was put in a group with girls from Jackson, MS. After the longest week of my life, I had become such great friends with these girls. A month later, I was invited to visit them over New Year’s.
The decision to go to Jackson, MS that weekend was hands down the best decision I have ever made! It turned out that Matt was best friends from high school with the girl I was staying with that weekend. We ended up riding in the car together to the NYE party, talking throughout the night. He got my phone number, and the rest of NYE is history. After texting back and forth for exactly three weeks, Matt mentioned that he really wanted to come to Montgomery to get to spend more time with me. THIS WAS CRAZY. Sweet Matt called my parents to make sure that was fine, and after one night of him being at my house we both knew this was it. People thought we were crazy but we started dating after only seeing each other once. We went on our first official date to get sushi (which is now our absolute favorite date meal), and after that we were both hooked.
How He Asked
Four years later… Matt is on one knee at the alter of Church in the Pines at Lake Martin, asking for my hand in marriage. With tears in my eyes and extreme over-excitement for the future, I said YES to spending every day of the rest of my life choosing love and choosing life with him!
Jesus has been the author of this relationship from the beginning. When I am stressed, Matt is patient. When I am overwhelmed, Matt remains steady. Jesus has used us in every single way to complement each other. The Lord knew we needed an opposite. I never thought in a million years a relationship like this would have worked in my life. Today I cannot imagine spending a day without this man in my life. Thank you to everyone for loving and supporting us from the very beginning. We CANNOT wait to start our lives together this August!!