Leslie's Side of the Story
When I first met Michael, he told me he wasn't interested in having a girlfriend. We ended up in the same senior English class and began working as partners on a project. I frequently visited Michael's house on the weekends to "work" on the project and thus our relationship formed.
I was attracted to Michael's charm, wit and good looks -- all of which he still has. ;) Michael asked me out on our first date to Chili's on November 24, 2006, and we've been together ever since.
Through four years of long distance in college, our relationship was tried and tested, but I never doubted that we'd make it through. Encouragement from family and friends definitely helped, but in the end it was our true love and commitment to one another that pulled us through it.
I feel very blessed to have found Michael at the age of 17. God crossed our paths at such a young age and what a journey it has been. I'm not sure where I'd be without him. Michael is the perfect man for me. He understands me and who I am on every level. Sometimes I think he might know me better than I know myself. He always makes me laugh, he always talks sense into me when I'm being unreasonable and he's always there for me when I need to vent or would just like to have a nice, enjoyable conversation about life and all the things that come along with it. He is my other half, my everything.
Michael's Side of the Story
I met Leslie junior year of high school. I knew three things about her before we met:
1) She was on the swim team
2) She was cute
3) Her curfew was 10 p.m.
I was at a mutual friend's house when she walked in with her then boyfriend. Immedietly point 2 above was confirmed. And soon after, point 3 was confirmed. She left as quickly as she arrived, but her impression lasted much longer.
We became friends. My plan was to place myself firmly in the friend zone and agonize over the fact that she'd never see me as anything beyond that, as this was my custom in high school. But soon things developed into more.
Leslie and I were in the same English class senior year, and we both soon learned that we shared an affinity for making fun of the lectures.