Today marks 5 years since my boyfriend Ryan asked me to be his girlfriend and go to his senior prom all at the same time. I remember it perfectly!
WARNING: Extremely mushy post.
We were sitting in the stands of my high school football field one night after a date just talking, trying to avoid taking me home. I was so nervous because I was convinced that he didn't like me that way, though he had already held my hand. Ryan was a senior and I was a sophomore in high school so that of course made me ten times as nervous! I knew him through my church, since we both went to different high schools. To me he was kind of that older guy you see that you never really think you'd have a chance with and get extremely excited when they acknowledge you. So when he asked me to be his GIRLFRIEND I was over the moon!
Ryan went to a community college for 2 years while I finished out high school. Then he went to Baylor, the school I was originally planning on going to, and I went off to Blinn, 2 hours away from him. I transferred from Blinn to UNT while he was still at Baylor. He just recently graduated from Baylor and moved back to our hometown where he has a full time job at a Bank there. So now we are 3 hours away from each other. Distance is definitely hard but I know a lot of people have it a lot worse.
Ryan and I have had our fair share of problems and break-ups but they truly have just made us stronger. I used to be a borderline commitment phobe, so that hasn't always been beneficial to the relationship. However, now we really are so different then we've been in the past. I no longer consider myself a commitment phobe and honestly can't picture myself with anyone but him. Ryan brings out the best in me and makes me feel like I truly am special. I know Ryan is the man that God wants me to be with. I remember praying 5 years ago before Ryan even asked me, that I wanted God to tell me if Ryan was a good idea or not. Not because there was anything wrong with him, I just wanted to make sure I was following God's will and not my own. Obviously, I got the positive response.
Ryan is without a doubt my best friend and I hope I have another amazing 5 years with him! He is my knight in shining armor, cheesy but true! He HAS to be amazing to put up with me for these 5 past years! I thank him so much for always believing in me and believing in US, especially when I didn't! I'm so lucky to have a man of God like him in my life.. now for pictures!
|Ryan's Senior Prom|
|My Senior Prom|
|Our first Zoo trip (we make them all the time)|
|A Six Flags trip|
|At the Grand Canyon|
|at my old family farm|
|When Paisley was small|
|At the meteor crater in Arizona|
|We painted together, at the same time. Turned out to be crazy & random but FUN!|
|Ryan's baylor graduation|