...those three little words!
Did you think this was our engagement story?? Oops, it's not! It's the story of how Justin first said, "I love you." All in the spirit of the month of love! : )
(If you missed the beginning of our love story, look at the tabs up top!)
Justin and I started dating on October 5, 2009. Our feelings developed fast! Within the first month of dating, we had already started to discuss the possibility of getting married. I hate to say it, but "when you know, you know." We were both falling fast and hanging out as much as possible. I did not want to be the one to say "I love you" first, so I waited on him. Poor guy.
On November 4, 2009, Justin asked if I wanted to go to the State Fair that was in town. I absolutely love the horrible cheesiness of the fair, so I said yes, of course!!
(Please tell me that all of y'all know what a state fair is?? The horrible neon lights? The rides that they put up "safely" in one day? The fabulous food where you can get anything fried?? I mean anything...oreos, cheesecake, pickles!)
It was a beautiful night and the weather was just perfect to walk around and ride some rides! Within the first few minutes of getting to the fair, Justin asked if I wanted to ride the ferris wheel. I said I did, but we could wait until later and eat first. He was pretty insistent that we ride the ferris wheel right away. His exact words: "That way we can see everything and know where everything is." Smooth. : )
So, we climbed on the ferris wheel. It went around a few times. We were looking around and enjoying the view. All of a sudden, we got to the very top...and it stopped. I didn't think anything about it because it does that frequently to let people on and off. I was looking to the side and Justin turned me to face him. He spoke a lot of beautiful words about how he had never felt this way about anyone before and how I made him the happiest that he's ever been. He pulled a rose out of his jacket pocket and said, "I love you, Megan." I then fainted. Haha. Not really, but I wanted to!! It was THE sweetest thing that anyone had ever done for me!! I squealed and screamed and said it back...then we shared some kisses on the way down.
This is not "our" ferris wheel, but isn't it fabulous?
It was such a wonderful moment and I will never ever forget it. He knew how important those words were to me. I don't just throw them around. He wanted to make it a moment that I would always remember. What a catch!! : ) We had a blast the rest of the night at the fair...riding rides, eating until we couldn't breathe, and walking hand in hand, giddy with love. : )
Then, I wanted to beat him for making me ride this horrible, scary ride.
To this day, I still wonder how he hid a rose in his jacket and I never knew! He's a sneaky snake, that one!!