January 21, 2011

A Love Story :: John Michael & Emily

When I got an email from Emily in December, it contained a secret that I was asked to keep from Taylor (my youngest sister) for a few days. Emily and Taylor were roommates in college, and after school too, so she's been in our lives for quite some time now.

Emily had written me to share her joy.....she was getting married. I was immediately smiling as I read her note about John Michael and their recent engagement. It worked out perfectly that we'd be able to meet up while I was in Texas over Christmas, and so I got to hear the rest of....or should I say, the beginning of....their story.

The smile on Emily's face as she recounted how she'd admittedly already noticed John Michael's profile was adorably sneaky. She had noticed alright, but she had one "rule" - if she was to be connected with any of her eHarmony matches, he'd have to be the one to make the move. When her subscription was over, and no magic had occurred, she had resolved that God had different plans for her, and she was ready to move on.

However, on the day the service was to end, she got a message. A message saying that "John Michael from San Antonio wants to connect with you".

Emily's first thought was that eHarmony must have somehow known that she'd looked at his profile, and was trying to suck her back into re-subscribing...but....BUT....it wasn't that at all. John Michael had noticed Emily too, and he'd reached out to her.

So, their story started there. They met. They dined. They talked. John Michael shared more than any boy she'd ever met before (which was a wonderful thing) and a real life connection was made. They spent a lot of time talking on the phone, spent time with each other's families, and on December 11, he asked Emily to be his forever.

I loved hearing their story, and getting to spend some time with these two. Their love is innocent, sweet, and mature. I'm so happy that I was able to be there to witness it in person and capture their love story.

Emily, John Michael....I pray for you the biggest blessings on your life, your marriage, and your union. Enjoy every moment!

Emily is an Aggie. John Michael is a Longhorn. Love can overcome anything....even the biggest of college rivalries.

It was so much fun to watch these two interact...and fight over the football. I gotta say, Emily was a lot more feisty than I'd thought. Gig Em! :)

For more of these two lovebirds....check out their slideshow too!


AWA said...

Emily, John Michael, you can see the love shining in your eyes. Congratulations! So happy for you both.

Stephanie said...

Diann and I just watched the slide show and we love them all....hard to pick a favorite for sure!

Unknown said...

What an amazing gallery of photos! I love the song you choose as well. Great to see the ring up close - John Michael did a great job! I love the ones around the RR tracks where he is lifting EM into the air!

Rebecca Kireta said...

Wow! What a beautiful slideshow! It's so perfect. Loved the outfits and all the backgrounds. It's so easy to see the love between you two. Warms my heart :)
Can't wait for 7/9/11!

Mary Beth said...

LOVE them!!!

Shelby said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment! p.s. great photos!