Rebecca and John

How We Met

Disclaimer: John and I seem to have different versions of this story, but this is my version and the correct one. John and I met in high school, I was a Junior and he was a senior in the neighboring town. My friend had a crush on his twin brother so we would make excuses to go see them and hang out! The first time I talked to John was when my friends and I met up with his twin brother’s friend group at the drive-in movie theater. It was my job to blow up the air mattress that we would eventually put in the cab of the truck, but I had no idea what I was doing! John came over and offered to help me  with the mattress (embarrassing!). Later that week we all went to John’s house where he sat next to me and we ended up exchanging numbers and texting the rest of the night! We also got together to play sand volleyball shortly after exchanging numbers. Two short weeks after we first met, John asked to meet my parents and after dinner with my parents he drove me to a park nearby, pulled out a rose, and asked me to be his girlfriend!

How He Asked

John had accepted a managerial position that day and told me we were going out for dinner with his sister and brother-in-law to celebrate. He picked me up from work and we went home to change before dinner. John said his sister and brother-in-law hadn’t seen the Christmas lights in the park yet so we were going to walk through those first. I was kind of reluctant about walking through the lights since his sister was very pregnant and one day past due and for the fact that walking was not allowed! I’m very much a rule follower so I was being a bit stubborn. John somehow convinced me to get out and walk along a sidewalk outlined with Christmas lights and began to tell me about how he felt the first time meeting me and his family’s reaction of disbelief when he told them we started dating.

He then explained how he had asked my dad an important question a few months back and that my dad said yes (this is when I realized what was going on!) John then said he had an important question to ask me and got down on one knee to ask me to marry him! I was totally shocked! I said yes and have him a hug and John goes “do you want to see the ring?” I hadn’t even looked at it because I was so eager to say yes and hug him! I honestly can’t believe he surprised me! First of all, we can’t keep secrets from each other and second of all, I am not an easy person to surprise! I usually figure out that something fishy is going on! All in all, I was pleasantly surprised.