Madison and Austin
How We Met
Austin and I met our junior year of college, his best friend and my best friend had been dating since high school so naturally, we ended up meeting. After bugging my best friend about for my phone number, he finally called me about hanging out just the two of us. We went on a hike at a nearby trail near the University of Georgia. An originally planned hike of an hour turned into three hours and staying at the park until we were the last people there. Little did I know that the best first date I had ever been on would be my last first date.
How He Asked
The day that Austin enlisted in the Army was the day my world changed. After three months of basic training, he was sent to 8 more months of training across the country. During this time, I graduated college and started my first job near my hometown in Georgia. After hours of video chatting, extremely long phone calls, and millions of “I miss yous”, he finally was heading back home before being stationed in Colorado. I had made all the plans to move with him out to his first duty station, but with military-life, you never know the true timing. I was at dinner with my friends in our historic town square when he surprised me a week early. Immediately after hugging me, he dropped to one knee and of course, I said yes! Thankful for who he is and what he does for our country always, still the best day of my life!