Our “How We Met” Story

Four years ago, on June 22, 2007, a boy from Seattle and a girl from Pennsylvania were brought together by all the right circumstances and fell in love.

Here is our “how we met” story:

My best friend and I were living in Asheville, NC working as teachers when she met an Air Force pilot stationed in Fayetteville, NC. They fell in love and got engaged. She kept telling me of a guy in her fiancé’s squadron who was perfect for me but I never traveled to meet him. On June 22, I finally traveled to Fayetteville to be there for their wedding the next day. That night, we went to a squadron party held at a house next to a lake. We went out for a boat ride shortly after arriving and while in the middle of the lake, another boat pulled up next to us and the two boats stopped and were tied together to socialize. J was on one boat and I was on the other, sitting across from each other. We started talking and kept talking for the rest of the evening. As it turns out, he was “that guy” my friend had wanted me to meet.

A couple hours after we met… I obviously liked him even then 😉
The next day at the wedding, I was the Maid of Honor and J was the Best Man so we spent the whole day together.

That was the beginning of a long-distance summer relationship…


… followed by me moving to Georgia where he had just gotten stationed…


… to getting engaged the following summer (in Guatemala)…

… to getting married six months after that (in Las Vegas)!

Who knew that meeting a guy in the middle of a lake in North Carolina would change my life forever?  Life has such surprising ways of working itself out 🙂

Much love, a big thanks, and a Happy Anniversary to my best friend and her husband! Without them, we would not have met.

“One day someone will walk in to your life and
make you see why it never worked out with anyone else.”
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