Julia and Paul are high school sweethearts and have been together for a long time. They met for the first time at a skate park – Julia needed a prom date and asked a friend to set her up with someone. Little did she know that this park would then become a place where Paul will ask her to be his wife.
What started as a friendship between two high school kids, would later blossom into a romantic love story. The couple spent many nights around a bonfire laughing and making memories. Julia loves how goofy Paul can get and that he makes her laugh. Paul was infatuated with Julia’s absolutely beautiful looks and kindness. He loves how smart, loving, and independent she is.
Paul says that Julia makes him a better person. She always supports and brings out the best in him. She taught him to be himself and to never give up. In turn, Paul makes Julia a better person by helping her look at the smaller things in life. She loves how sentimental and romantic he can be, how he incorporates little things that are meaningful to her into their daily lives. She enjoys that he tries new recipes and encourages her to try them… even though it doesn’t always work.
As I mentioned earlier, Paul proposed to Julia at the skate park where they first met. She was at home sitting on the couch and Paul came downstairs saying they needed to go on a quick road trip but wouldn’t tell her where. She was in sweats, hair in a messy bun, and no makeup on. In the car he put Julia’s favorite song on and they went to the park. Paul says that the proposal is his most treasured moment. He says that not in a million years did he think he would be marrying a girl so sweet, kind, genuine, loving, and beautiful as she is. And here we are!
In the spirit of the importance of strong friendships to a marriage, Julia and Paul have asked me to read a selection about love that especially resonate with them.
*Names have been changed