Nick and I have known each other since 3rd grade. I don’t remember exactly how we met, but I do recall that I thought he was the cutest boy at our school. We dated for the first time in 5th grade, as most elementary relationships do-it ended pretty quickly, but we knew even then that there was something special about each other. We were close friends throughout elementary and middle school and dated again our sophomore year of high school. We decided to go our separate ways however when we both began to attend college, and never really thought we would see each other again. A few years later I got a message from Nick-we began to hang out again, and have been inseparable ever since. It feels like something that has always been meant to be for us, and we can’t wait to begin our lives as a married couple!
When I was in elementary school I always had a big crush on Nick. As lots of little girls do; I used to practice writing my name with his last name: Lauren La Haye. My family vacationed every year at The Breakers in Long Beach, WA; and I would use my finger to draw Lauren La Haye in the hard sand by the breaking waves.
Nick remembered me telling him that story, and wanted to make our proposal very meaningful. He wrote “Will You Marry Me?” in the sand in the exact spot that i used to practice writing his last name as my surname. He got down on one knee, (with our dachshund right at his side-supervising), and asked me to be his wife.
My heart absolutely exploded with happiness and it was like the whole world slowed down, like everything-the crashing waves, the gulls, all existed just for us in that perfect moment.
I said yes of course. We feel so blessed to have each other, we are truly soul mates.
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