So who was this guy anyways? I told you the story of how Ryon and I met 6 years ago, but that was just the beginning of our story. Like I said, I didn’t even remember what he looked like but had agreed to go out on a date with him when he called and asked me out.
To say that I was nervous would be an understatement. I pulled up to the restaurant and just sat in my car for a few minutes. I saw him walk up and stand by the front door. I gave myself a mini pep talk and got out of my car.
He was wearing jeans, a pearl snap shirt and boots. He opened the door for me and we sat down at a table. I found out he was in the Navy, his home town was in Michigan and that he loved to hunt and fish. I was nervous and laughed at all his jokes. [Even when they weren’t too funny.]
We both lingered around the parking lot after dinner and decided to go see a movie. Unfortunately, nothing decent was playing so we ended up seeing Shrek 3. I grabbed his hand during the movie and I could see him smile out of the corner of my eye.
When we were leaving the movie, he leaned over and kissed me. I smiled and wrapped my arms around his waist. We walked to my car and he told to call him.
Things sped up from there and it was all sort of a blur. Ryon left the Navy and moved back to Michigan in August. I drove up with him and met his family. I fly back to Texas to finish my last semester of school.
During Thanksgiving I flew back up to Michigan and had a job interview. I got the job and after graduation we moved to Michigan. We were engaged a year after we met and married a year after that.
And as they say, the rest is history. Ryon and I have been married 4 years, we have two kids and have moved from Michigan back to Texas. He is the best father to our kids and loves my unconditionally. He puts his family first and is my best friend. I couldn’t have asked for a better husband or father, the Lord has truly blessed us. Oh, and he still opens doors for me.
Want to see our wedding? I shared all the details during wedding week last year. Click the pictures below to see more pictures!