On August 14th, 2017- i met the love of my life.
It was 3pm and I was texting an old friend from the mission asking if I should go to FHE(family home evening. A Young Single Adult activity.) It was hard for me to decide because it’d only been a month since I came home unexpectedly from the mission I was serving. These big social gatherings were hard for me, I felt awkward, and my English was struggling to be some what acceptable. But, my good friend told me that I needed to go. So I did. And life kind of changed dramatically since that day.
The activity that evening was a game night a there were tables set up to have different groups of people play various different games that evening. Joshua and I sat next to each other at this activity. When I saw him I thought he was so cute. He caught my eye by being extremely kind and friendly. He even knew a sister that served in the same mission as I did! Long story short, he served in this sister’s home ward before she left on her mission. How neat, right?!
We played and played, and I was flirting with him all night. Because I wanted his attention soooo badly. haha I think it’s safe to say I was more invested in him then anything else that evening. So I decided to pull a move. I said “I think I’m going to leave soon.” And Joshua quickly responded and said “wait! (slides his phone over to me) Can I get your number??” Of course I was pretty excited and I said yes! So i gave him my number, and I didn’t leave. I wanted to be around him still. At the end of the evening Joshua’s ride left early and he didn’t have anyone to pick him up. So I offered him a ride. I drove him home, and we talked. At the end of the ride he asked me on a date and I was more than happy to say yes! And yes we did go on that date. And yes I knew he was the one that very first week.
But this. This is only just the beginning of our sweet love story.
P.S. This photo is the photo of the day we first met.