Shelby and Brian

How We Met

Brian and I met our freshmen year at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He played football and I played volleyball. At the beginning of the fall semester, one of my teammates was going to the library to study with some guys from her calculus class and asked if I wanted to tag along. Brian and I were introduced and became good friends. We went to each others football and volleyball games and were in the same friend group. When the spring semester came around, Brian and I ended up having two classes together. We did homework together and walked to class together almost everyday. For Spring Break, we decided to go to the beach with some friends, and ended up staying up and talking one night. We talked about our feelings for one another, and what the future might hold for us. That was when our relationship really began, and that was the moment I knew I would marry him someday.

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How He Asked

Brian had played in a football game earlier that day, and we had decided we would go to dinner that night with some of our friends. Usually we would go right after the game, but Brian said he was tired and wanted to take a nap before we went. I went back to my apartment and waited patiently for Brian to text me when he woke up. About an hour later, he texted me and said that we would all meet at my apartment to go eat dinner. My friend Abby came over a few minutes before we were supposed to leave for dinner, and asked if I could come with her to the football stadium, which was right across the street from my apartment, to get her scarf that she left at the game. She told me that our friend who helps work the football game left the door cracked so she could get in. We walked across the street in the rain to the stadium to grab her scarf. When we got into the door that led to where her scarf was supposed to be, that also led into the field, I heard me and Brian’s song come on, “Hey Pretty Girl” by Kip Moore. I immediately knew what was happening, and continued out onto the field to see Brian waiting for me in on the field. On the big screen behind him it read, “Shelby, will you marry me?”

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With our family and friends standing on the sideline, he got down on one knee, he asked me to be his forever. Standing in the pouring rain with the man I love, I couldn’t help but say YES!

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Special Thanks

Kristen Cain