Can you guys believe it, only ONE month until we say I do?! I am beyond excited for Hunter and I to start our lives together. Pretty much all the planning is done, it is now just working out little details. One thing I have waited to share with y’all is the story of Hunter and I. I have had the idea of this post in my head for a while now, but I wanted to wait until it got closer to the wedding to share. So, grab some coffee, wine, or whatever your drink may be because this is going to be a long one!
Flash back to October 6, 2014, I was at a high school football game with some friends. One of those friends Sarah, said a friend of hers (aka Hunter) was visiting home from college and wanted to hang out with us. Though Hunter and I went to the same school for years, our paths never crossed. I always knew who he was, vice versa. To be completely honest, I thought he was SUCH a cutie all throughout high school LOL. One thing led to another, and we all went back to Hunters house and talked for hours. I remember thinking “wow this dude gets me.” On the way home that night, he slid into my twitter dm’s which I never ever let him forget! He asked for my number and I really didn’t think much about it considering that next morning I was leaving for Guatemala on a mission trip and wouldn’t have cell service. So in my mind, that was the end of talking to him, so I thought.
A few weeks had come and gone and I was now back home from my mission trip and hadn’t heard a peep from Hunter. One weekend I decided to make a trip to Oxford, MS to watch the Rebels play. I remember posting a Instagram photo that said “future rebel.” Hunter saw that picture, screenshot it, and sent it to me in horror of the caption I just made considering he was a freshman at The University Alabama. He said something along the lines of “What?!?! You should come to Bama.” Little did I know that I actually would one day but we will get to that later 😉 To be honest, I wasn’t really wanting to date anyone. I had just come out of a relationship and didn’t feel ready but man was that boy persistent. But with that being said my heart changed and I found my self falling very quickly. From that point on, we talked all day everyday. He would come home from school almost every weekend just to see me. We were inseparable. About a month of knowing each other, he told me he loved me. I remember thinking what the heck we aren’t even dating and this kid is telling me he loves me. Though it felt really fast, I knew in my heart I loved him too. We talked about marriage almost weekly because we both knew we found the one. It is SO true when they say you know when you know.
Fast forward to my freshmen year of college in which I was hell-bent on being a Ole Miss Rebel besides the fact that my best friend was 3.5 hours away at a different school. Though I LOVED my time at Ole Miss, some place else was calling my heart. Every single weekend I was either going to see him or we were going home. If you have a long distance relationship you know where I am coming from. We were drawn to each other like magnets and as cheesy as it sounds, I felt lost without him. This was easily the hardest decision I have ever had to make. A lot of people we really negative about my transition to a different school for a boy but will full support of my parents, I packed my bags and headed to Tuscaloosa, AL to become apart of the Crimson Tide. These past two years at Alabama have been wonderful. Never in a million years did I think I would graduate from Alabama but God had a much greater plan for my life. Ole Miss will always hold a special place in my heart, but my soul bleeds crimson.
Summer 2017, marriage was heavy on our hearts. We picked out rings, browsed venues online, etc, so I knew it was coming. October 7, 2017 (3 years and 1 day since we met) Hunter asked me to marry him. Easily one of the sweetest most amazing moments of my life that I will cherish forever. If I am being honest I don’t even remember half the stuff he said because I was so full of joy. Thank God you can’t see my face in the pictures/video because I was an emotional wreck! He went all out for me with pictures of us everywhere, rose petals, and music playing in the background. He did SO good and I could not have dreamed for a more perfect proposal.
One month from today, July 21, 2018 we will become one in the eyes of God. I am SO excited to start my life with this man y’all. Let me leave you with this ladies, don’t settle for anything less than you deserve. I truly believe there is a person out there for every single one of you and you will find him in God’s time. I found myself settling before Hunter and let me tell you, I am so glad I didn’t. Hunter is the man I DREAMED of and through prayer and patience God sent him to me at the most perfect time. Stay patient and faithful.