Corey and I both grew up spending Saturday nights watching our fathers race at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. It is only fitting this where our love story would began. We saw each other briefly out by the camp fire the night before the races. I didn't think anything of it until I had a friend request on myspace following that weekend. I accepted and one day we were both online and I messaged him saying hello and we have been talking ever since. We talked non stop and shared thousands of texts a month. He quickly became my very best friend.
We always joked that he is the boy version of me and I am the girl version of him. We are truly the perfect match for each other. When we first started dating most people didn't think that we would stay together very long. We were both young with a slight age difference and lived over an hour apart but we didn't let that stop us. Corey drove up to Oakland every Friday after work to spend the weekend with me and my family. After 3 years of dating long distance we bought our first home together that we share with our dog Penske.
I knew from when we first started talking that he would be the man I would marry. He was everything I could ask for and more. I just didn’t know when that time would come. He popped the question after 4 years of dating. We had planned a trip to Boston to celebrate our anniversary. Corey decided the time had come to ask the question, it was Saturday morning and we were getting ready for the Duck Tour. Once I finished getting ready, Corey looked at me and said “today is going to be a good day” quickly I questioned “why?” he fumbled with his pocket pulled out a ring box got on one knee and said “because I am starting it with this.” He asked me to marry him right there in the hotel room.
We spent the next 2 years planning and saving for our wedding day and it was perfect just like him it was everything I could ask for and more. I was so lucky to meet my soulmate at such a young age. We have so many amazing memories together already and I look forward to the memories yet to come.