Monica and Jesse
How We Met
Over 10 years ago, there was a boy who rode the bus with me. He lived across the street from my house. We started talking and soon we became close friends. He would fall asleep on the ride home and I would tie his shoelaces together. He would wake up just before I got off the bus and he would laugh or roll his eyes. I succeeded so many times, sometimes I wonder if he did it on purpose. After that summer, he was a senior in high school and I was a sophomore. Something was different. He looked different, talking to him seemed different, I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. I liked his best friend and he and I dated for a couple months. Before that, Jesse told me he loved me, I told him, I couldn’t date my best friend. Jesse was there through the couple boyfriends I had. He would always remind me he was there and that he would wait for me. Finally almost 10 years ago, it hit me, I love this man. A week later we were dating and the rest is history.
How He Asked
Christmas day 2017, all of the presents were unwrapped, Jesse handed me a heavy wrapped package, I opened a beautiful handcrafted wooden jewelry box. Inside was the most beautiful ring. I said yes to my best friend and love of 10 years. We are planning for an April 2019 wedding, our anniversary month.