Ever since I was about 5 years old, I can remember I dreamed of getting married to my Prince Charming. The magical kiss, horse & carriage, and giant castle may not have been reality but I wouldn't have changed the way MY Prince Charming swept me off of my feet.
Going away too college 2.5 hours away from home was scary. 'Find future husband' was never on my college to-do list but boy was I wrong.
Meeting Andrew was the last thing I thought that would happen seeing as the only thing I was looking forward to was being away from my parents and attending college parties. Andrew is my polar opposite and unlike any other guy I have ever dated. Quiet, shy, fraternity guy who kept to himself. We met through mutual friends one night out. His beautiful brown eyes & perfect smile were the first things that caught my attention but he barely said a word, which made me laugh. The day after we met I asked some of our mutual friends about him & they were shocked. Seeing as Andrew is so reserved & I am so outgoing you can see why our friends were so confused. So naturally our friends kept asking me if 'I was sure I really wanted to get to know him?' 'Are you sure Andrew?' So I thought something was wrong with him and they just didn't want us dating.
We started talking on social media which led to us exchanging number which then led to us hanging out all of the time to becoming inseparable best friends. I denied my feelings for this boy faster than Usain Bolt ran the men's 100 meter in the 2012 London Olympics. I had never felt this way before. Sure I had been in love once, or so I thought, but butterflies & nervousness was something I have never experienced around a boy. I just knew he was different and that scared me.
While I was trying to figure out what to do, Andrew told me he would wait for me. HE was going to wait for ME not matter how long it would take for me to be honest about my feelings. My first thought was 'well you are going to be waiting a long time' but I knew he didn't care. My mother only met Andrew twice when she told me I was going to marry that boy one day which only made me laugh. How was everyone so sure this was my 'soulmate' when I wasn't even sure I knew what that meant?
Over the next few months I found myself thinking and talking about Andrew non-stop to the point where people were telling me to shut up. This is when I knew I loved this boy and I mean really loved him. I didn't know what that meant for us but all I knew was that I didn't want to be away from him. At only 18 years old I found the guy I wanted to spend the rest of my life with and it was the most amazing feeling in the world.
Now here we are, almost 7 years together later, married for a little over a year and going through some of the most exciting moments in our life and that boy still gives me crazy butterflies & makes me feel like true princess. I guess Lauren Conrad was right when she said 'love is not a maybe thing; you know when you love someone.'