Meredith and Hunter
How We Met
Hunter and I met through mutual friends while both attending college at the University of North Alabama in the fall of 2014. We quickly became best friends- sharing many interests and quirks. Hunter and I were both involved in extra curricular activities, such as Greek life, leading us to have many opportunities for fun together. On October 23rd, Hunter asked me to officially be his girlfriend and the rest was inseparable history.
How He Asked
On December 24th I thought it was just a normal Christmas Eve complete with a family dinner with my grandparents, parents, aunt, and uncle. When my mom announced that we would be playing a game, I thought nothing of it for it was nothing out of the ordinary for my family to play a game at Christmas time. I was the first to unwrap the present of the, unknowing to me at the time, fabricated game. As soon as I opened the carefully wrapped box, I saw a DVD case that was titled “H + Mere”. I knew in that moment what must be happening, or hoped anyway.
I rushed over to the television to play the DVD. What I then watched was the sweetest and most thoughtful video of Hunter telling me fifty reasons of why he loves me. He ended the video asking me to meet him at my grandparents’ house, which was just about ten minutes away. I jumped in the car with my parents to go meet him. It felt more like a fifty minute drive rather than ten.
When I arrived at my grandparents’ house, I saw a line of white lamps leading me to him. He had built a backdrop complete with lights. He asked me to marry him, and of course, I said yes (many times)!