Daniel and I met August 11th, 2009.
We were both attending a concert at the the festival Kingdom Bound held at Six Flags in Buffalo.
I remember my 14 year olds self with some of my best friends holding a free hug sign (and cheek kisses) with high hopes of meeting some price charming’s (which ironically we thought sarcastically).
I very clearly remember the first time I saw his face.
Gosh he was hot.
16 year old Daniel looked similar to 21 year old Daniel. Just skinner, less built, a fo-hawk and an adorable-yet charming-boyish grin.
So being the 14 year old girls we were we asked the hot boy and his friend if they wanted a free hug. And like the 16 year old boys they were, they said yes.
From that point, our journey began.
We discovered that we both lived in Ontario, only two hours from each other.
We talked on facebook and texted constantly but, you know, only as friends.
He was too good for me, too perfect. Unattainable.
So we became best friends.
If I couldn’t love him the way I wanted, it was the next best thing.
We helped each other through breakups, made each other laugh and shared some great memories.
As the months past I was finding my infatuation for him growing to the point where our “never could happen in a million years relationship” was all I was thinking about. (thankfully, “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift was out by then so I could cried while singing this song).
And then one night I said the thing I promised I would never say… I told him I thought he was perfect. I told him that he was MY perfect person. That I didn’t think I could find anyone else who fit my perfect.
Two weeks later we started dating on March 6th, 2010.
I actually screamed into my pillow and thought I was dreaming.
But it wasn’t a dream. It was so real. He was so perfect.
The months flew by with so much laughter, lightness and love.
I was in love. We were in love.
On our one year anniversary he gave me a promise ring. Promising that someday, when the time is right, we will get married.
During our long distance relationship we had some difficult times. It can hurt to miss someone so much. Our biggest fights were about Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Catniss, I am glad these have been our biggest issues. We’ve been through so many movie nights, chinese food, laughter, good times with friends, tears, loss of loved ones, struggles, growing in our faith, and so much love.
Daniel has helped me become the person I am today, without him, I just don’t know.
So we had our two year anniversary, than third, than fourth.
And I learned that Daniel Lahn wasn’t perfect, but that didn’t matter. Because God made him to be my perfect. We love our imperfections, perfectly.
Than, two days ago, on June 30th, 2014.
We had the best day at the beach, watched the sunset on the water, kissed during the fireworks, gazed at the stars while we listen too our song (Summer Song by Wavorly) and as the beautiful lyrics played, he got down on one knee, an asked me to marry him.
I said yes.
And now, a whole new journey begins.
And I will never stop falling in love