On May 27th, the four of us (Matt, Megan, Joel and I) hopped into the Forerunner at 3:30am and took off for Matt and Megan’s Sedona engagement photo shoot. I was waiting for just the right time to post these photos and now is that time. Here’s why:
Matt has been in D.C. since the very beginning of June for clinical rotations. THIS week his dad flew out and they loaded up the car to drive all the way to Arizona… Back home! Back to Megan!
Yesterday I texted him, “… I was thinking about what I could write… but then it dawned on me. It would be way more special to have in your words. So, today, when your dad is driving will you please spend a few minutes writing down your love story? It doesn’t have to be super duper long or thorough, just as much as you are willing to share and maybe why you fell in love with Megan in the first place? :)”
In my inbox this morning was the most precious email I’ve ever received. I read it, I laughed, I awhhhh-ed a lot, and I balled like a baby!!!
Below is Megan’s love story through Matt’s eyes. Brace yourself.
“It was January 2016, the first week of school for the spring semester and time for my first biochemistry class. I found an open seat next to one of my friends and class started. Near the end of the class, we had a small group assignment we had to work on in groups with the people around us. I turned around to see the two girls behind us that would be our partners. And what do you know, I’m in a group with the most beautiful girl in the class...the school...the world! Megan Konves. Fast forward a couple weeks. I’m minding my own business and I get a friend request on Facebook from Megan. Perfect! Now I can find out what I’ve been wondering all along. So I accept the request, go to her profile, and that’s when I see it: “In a relationship.” Shoot. But I didn’t let it get me down. Anything could happen. We didn’t talk much, but I played it cool in class and tried my best to not be an idiot in front of her to at least keep my chances alive. Fast forward quite a bit further, all the way to the end of the summer, right before the fall semester begins. I was at work doing my thing and guess who walks by! Megan! What was she doing there? Oh yeah, I told her she should apply to work at tech support for GCU last school year when she was looking for a job. Honestly, I forgot all about that, and her altogether; but there she is! I texted her later that day to see how her interview went and ask her about her class schedule for the next school year. It seems like an innocent little question, but I was secretly hoping we would have every class together. We had two classes scheduled together, but it gets better; one of them was a lab. Do you know what that means? Lab partners! But I was letting myself get carried away. There was still one roadblock between us. So I opened up the Facebook app on my phone and went to her profile again. I was looking everywhere, hoping I’d see the word “Single,” but it wasn’t there. However, it also didn’t say she was in a relationship either. So I took this as a green light and went for it. I was all in. First day of lab comes around, I ask her to be my lab partner. She gets the job at tech support, I spend an unjustifiable amount of time “training” the new girl. Our first test comes around, I ask her to study together. I was so in there. But I was at a crucial point. We were about a month into school. I’d consider us pretty good friends by now. But we couldn’t become toooo good of friends or the friend zone would close in around me and I’d be trapped forever. So, I asked her one of the two most important questions I’ve ever asked, “Megan, do you wanna go out together this Friday.” I don’t know if maybe she got confused or didn’t hear me right, but for whatever reason she said yes! We started going on dates basically every weekend, and on December 10, 2016, it finally became “official.” Everyday we spent together was perfect and everyday I realized more and more how much I loved her and wanted to spend my life with her. We shared similar interests, she loved Jesus, I could talk to her about science and she wouldn’t think I was lame; she was exactly what I’d been asking God for. I wanted to keep having these perfect days for the rest of my life, so on April 21, 2018 on the Soleri Bridge in Scottsdale, Arizona, I asked the other of the two most important questions I’ve ever asked, “Megan, will you marry me?” This is where things got a little sketchy. I wish I was joking right now, but the first words out of her mouth were, “No way!” Fortunately, after she clarified that she was just shocked, she told me me that she did indeed want to marry me! The next month after our engagement was wonderful, just like all of the other months we spent together. But after that, things got a little harder. As a perfusion student (if you’re like most people and think that means I’m studying perfume, feel free to google the word “perfusionist”), I’m spending a year doing clinical rotations around the country, which means Megan and I are spending the year up until our wedding apart from each other. Let me tell ya, it sucks. It’s the hardest thing I’ve done and it definitely makes me appreciate the time we do have together even more. While I write this, I’m traveling home from Washington, D.C. to spend a few days with Megan before I move to Los Angeles for the next six months. Being apart has made me much more thankful for FaceTime than I ever was before and has only made me realize even more how much I love Megan and how eager I am to marry her. So in June 2019, the day after I graduate, I’m gonna throw on a suit, make myself look as decent as possible, stand with my best friends in front of 200 people, and watch that very same beautiful girl from my biochemistry class walk down the aisle on her way to be my wife.”