Monday, August 24, 2015

Our Love Story

It's a pretty typical love story: Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Girl puts boy in friend-zone for 5 years. Girl realizes her mistake. Boy & girl end up happily ever after. Isn't that how it usually goes? ;)
Jerromy & I met in 2010 during my senior year of high school. During the spring, we both happened to audition for the North Platte Community playhouse's musical production of "Gypsy". Although we were just friends in real life, our characters were in love -- and eloped. (So there is really no need for THIS wedding).
Jerromy and I have been friends since that play. Although we didn't live in the same town until 2014, we were able to stay connected. His deployment took us from friends to pen pals, as we wrote letters across seas. We supported each other through big life events, travel adventures, graduations, loss, and even other relationships. We have been, and always will be, friends. Jerromy, however always knew and hoped we would be more.
Upon his return from deployment, we began to spend more time together in person. Eventually, we even went on our first date to the pumpkin patch during the fall. However, I was still nervous that dating would mean losing a friend if it didn't work out. So I continued to make him wait -- not thinking about what could happen if it all went right.
In the spring of 2014, Jerromy enrolled at UNK -- so for my last semester we were able to spend time together on campus. We even had theater and ballroom dance class together (a little flashback to the very beginning). This is when I started to realize Jerromy was exactly the kind of guy I couldn't lose. He had been right there all along.
So this time, I asked him on another date. Our (second) first date over the summer of 2014. That night he held my hand, and I knew I would hold it forever.
Exactly 9 months later, he asked me to be his wife. And I said, "Yes!"

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