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An Engagement Story

Four and a half years ago, I was crossing Mountain Avenue with this kid, named Ryan Wix, approaching the cross walk he reached for my hand, to my surprise, we continued to walk hand and hand. We entered an alleyway of Old Town. I didn't see it coming; he went on to ask me to be his girlfriend. Surprised by his question, I responded with “sure,” not my shining moment. But little did I know this kid was going to change my life.

Since then, we've individually transformed and grown as a couple. We've driven the majority of the country, lived in a car, jumped out of airplanes, climbed, sang, adventured, cooked, feasted, laughed, cried, and enjoyed each other’s company. We have accomplished three years of long-distance. We accepted each other’s differences and

learned from one another’s experiences. He welcomed all of my hesitancies and only ever responded with kindness.

We make decisions surrounding each other. I frequently ask myself, “what would Ryan do?” After I think about it, he’s the first person I pick up the phone to talk to. Living with one another, we’ve learned even more, yet one thing remains constant when we spend time apart, it’s not as good as when we are together.

I feel overwhelmed with joy that this leap year, Ryan took me up the fire escape on to the roof above the alley we first walked down, he got down on one knee and asked if we could be best friends forever. And let me tell you, it was the easiest “yes” I have ever encountered.

So let me ask, how does Wachel Wae Wix sound? 😉 Has a nice ’ring’ to it haha. Thanks Ryan for being the ultimate companion, life is and will continue to be wonderful with you.

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