|Depending on who you talk to, a
different story emerges about how I met Megan. It was at a
New Years Eve birthday party for a mutual friend, Megan
Flora. Megan, visiting Roanoke for the holidays, came to the
party to see her best friend. I showed up and instantly
gravitated towards this new stranger that I had not previously
met. December 31, 2002 was the first day we met. Now,
depending on who's story you listen to, one of us made the first
move. According to her, I grunted a minimal hello, and the
rest was thanks to her. I beg to differ... however we
somehow saw something in each other that evening. We traded
For the next year and a half, throughout
high school, we created a deep long distance friendship. She
joined me in my Junior year Prom. We went back and forth
visiting each other, and we solidified a great love.
Megan moved to Roanoke to begin college, and
while I moved to nearby Blacksburg, the distance was much
better. Although college is not easy for any relationship,
we found solace in each other's company. The love grew
deeper, and the inevitable happened...
On May 19th 2008, during a vacation in Myrtle Beach, I
proposed to Megan out on the sand, late at night, under a full
moon. The rest is, and will be history.