If you ask Matt and I when the first time we saw each other/met was, you will get two different responses. The first time I remember seeing him was a freshman orientation event (we met at college, at Vanderbilt- go dores!). I remember seeing him from far away and thinking "well, he's cute", I swear there was like a light around him that caught my eye! You'll probably think I'm exaggerating but I'm being serious! We were introduced that day by a friend and spoke a few pleasantries and then went our separate ways.
Now, if you ask Matt, he'll say we met in the lobby of our freshman common room, Murray. He doesn't remember that meeting at freshman orientation...guess he didn't see a light around me ;) Either way though, the first time we spoke in the lobby was a big milestone because that's when he got the guts to follow in the footsteps of one of our now best friends and ask for my phone number.
After that, he was on my mind but I had other things to do! I went to an ice cream social to meet people but as I was awkwardly walking around I got a text. Lo and behold, it was from Matt seeing if I wanted to hang out with a few people at the dorm! You bet your bottom that I sped walked over there real quick. We hung out that night and immediately hit it off! After that we started hanging out more in a friend group until we were hanging out all the time.
It was just a matter of time after that until we made things Facebook official (lol, back in the day when facebook was cool). That was October of our freshman year. We dated all 4 years of college after that and got engaged the summer after our senior year at our freshman year dorm (awww). We've now been married for almost 4 years and I continue to fall in love with Matt more and more each day. I truly believe there has never been a kinder, more loving soul. Matt- I can't wait for another 4 years x infinity...you're the best!