Madison and Andy
How We Met
Our love story… is not the most romantic of stories. It begins while I was a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Per usual, I was procrastinating schoolwork, mindlessly scrolling through Facebook. I clicked on the “chat” box to find a distraction, and the first name I saw happened to be Andy’s. Now, although we attended the same high school, I had never actually spoken to Andy a day in my life. But, being the boy-crazy, candid college kid I was, I thought, “what the heck”. And there it was, with the click of a mouse- the point of no return. Who would have thought our naive, flirtatious first conversation would lead to a lifetime together. Our initial spontaneous encounter developed into months of chatting and texting, and eventually, Andy came to visit me for a weekend (he was still living in Madison). I can still feel the butterflies in my stomach, waiting for his car to pull up at the dorms. After our first date, I knew that Andy was different from other guys: he was shy, compassionate, gentle, and protective. Our relationship officially began on May 1, 2010, while attending the Mifflin Street Block party, when Andy worked up the (liquid) courage to ask me to be his girlfriend.
How He Asked
Fast-forward 6 years, our lives changed forever the morning of my 25th birthday. I was sitting at our dining room table, eating my breakfast and watching the Today Show, when Andy brought over my wrapped birthday present. To my surprise, inside the box was an engagement ring, and before I knew it, Andy was down on one knee! Our love story is wild and complicated, with plenty of bumps in the road. Our love story embraces laughing, crying, yelling, and forgiving. Our love story is timeless, resilient, and the best part of our love story is that it is only just beginning ❤