Maci and Jake

How We Met

In 2013, although I didn’t know it at the time, I met the love of my life in high school. We had math class together and he was the smartest and funniest kid in class. One day the teacher moved him next to me. The first thing he said to me was “We’re going to be best friends.” I just looked at him like okay, sure we are. Well he was right, because I started dating my best friend on January 6th 2014.

Fast forward to February 15th, 2015 when our world was rocked; when something happened that we never thought would happen. I was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkins Lymphoma. I felt as if my world had stopped and everyone in it had to sit and watch me as I fought to stay alive. Through chemo, losing my hair and missing most of my junior year of school he was always there.

He did not once make me feel like a burden. Instead he made me feel more like a blessing to him. He was my rock and one of my biggest supporters I couldn’t have done it without him.

How he asked

On December 9th 2017, my best friend, my love, my absolute everything asked me to marry him. I planned a surprise birthday party for him but it turned into our engagement party. He opened his last present and it was a ring. He had known about the party, obviously. He got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. It was the best night of my life! I can’t wait to marry my best friend!

Special Thanks