Yes, that's a line from "Love Story" by Taylor Swift, but it also describes the story of me and Josh. I thought I would share how we met, since that is one of the most frequent questions people ask when they find out about our engagement. We think our story is pretty cool, but maybe we're just partial.
Josh and I were in the same ward when we were Primary age. Around age 8, my childhood best friend, Caisa Airmet, and I realized how cute he was. We both had crushes on him, and we were both ok with it. I think that is the only age you and your best friend can like the same person without it turning into an issue. haha. We would write about him in our little diaries and when we played Barbies, our Ken doll was always named Josh. Both my family and Caisa's knew we had a crush on Josh and our older brothers were very good at teasing us about it and of course we hated it. We were too shy to ever talk to him and he was even more shy than we were and boys don't seem to develop crushes quite as early in life as girls do. Josh doesn't even remember us at all. haha. Anyway, when we were 10, Josh's family moved out of our ward and we were very devastated to say the least. Caisa's family moved a year later, but when we would hang out, sometimes we would talk about Josh and wonder where he was and what he was up to, but we never really thought that much about him.
Flash forward to 2007....exactly two years ago at this time, my brother Tyson tells me that Josh's uncle Rodney (who also used to be in our ward and was one of his YM leaders) had started making deliveries at his work. As Rodney continued making deliveries, he started asking Rodney what his nephew Josh was up to and found out he was single. Being the loving and teasing older brother that he is, he told Rodney that Josh should take me out since I had a crush on him when I was little. Rod talked to Josh and Josh demanded a picture. Typical. haha. I was so embarrassed because I didn't know if Josh would remember me or what things Tyson had told Rodney, but reluctantly I gave Tyson a picture to take to Rodney. Well, I guess the picture passed Josh's inspection because in August of 2007 I got a voicemail from Josh and reluctantly returned his phone call. (Blind dates are not my favorite.) We went out the next weekend and surprisingly enough, he was still cute after all these years! I usually don't get nervous on blind dates because 99% of the time, they are a bust, but I got very nervous when I got in the car and realized how cute he was.
We hung out and casually dated in the Fall of 2007 and Winter of 2008, but then I started dating someone seriously and Josh was kind of dating and doing his own thing. We had little to no contact for several months, but last August, my crazy boyfriend at the time decided we should go on a "break" and encouraged me to date and hang out with other boys, even though I knew deep down he didn't really want me to do that. To spite him, I decided to contact Josh because he was well aware that Josh was the last boy I had liked and dated right before him and I knew he would be upset. Boy was I right! haha. Anyway, Josh and I hung out and I had such a good time. The idiot hardly even crossed my mind when I was with Josh, but I didn't really think much of it at the time. A week later, things ended with the other guy, which obviously ended up being a blessing in disguise.
During the start of Fall semester, I would run into Josh on campus occasionally and one day he called me up and asked if he could set me up with one of his cousins. I agreed, even though I was slightly irritated that Josh had done that. haha. His cousin never asked me out and Josh and I started to hang out again a little bit. Then in mid to late January, we started going out a couple of times a week and having a lot more contact and then began dating seriously. It really didn't take us very long to fall in love and realize we wanted to get married. Everything just fell into place. We never had any drama or any worry or wondering how the other person felt about the other.
And now here we are, engaged and extremely excited to start our lives together. I feel so blessed to have Josh in my life. He is so good to me and we always have so much fun together. I couldn't ask for a better man to spend eternity with! So there's our story! Thanks for reading.