Four years ago Matt asked me to marry him. We are usually terrible about remembering anniversary type things, so I thought I would start with the one closest to us and acknowledge the day, ask for a present – things like that. No I’m kidding. I did get him something but it’s food related so we can both enjoy it. I know you are reading this Matt and I’m not going to tell you what it is.
I started to remember our engagement anniversary (if that is what you call it) this weekend while we were at the cross country meet, since that is where it all started. It was at the very same meet that we first met, 8 years ago. I was not running due to injury and Matt was coaching at another school when we bumped in to each other and made small talk about our similar mountain hardware jackets. I already new who he was, since he ran for and attended Houghton as well… but it was the first time we saw each other. It was a simple and quick encounter that I didn’t think too much of, but years later I love to look back on. It wasn’t quite one of those life changing moments, like the day we got engaged, but it is an essential piece of our story together, and I like to remember that story.
photos above from the meet are taken with the app instagr.am- find me under marydaph!