Dreams. Do. Come. True. This day has been three years in the making!
When Reagan and I first met, almost five years ago, we made several promises to one another that we wanted to keep for the person we were going to marry. After a year and a half of dating, nearly three years ago to the day, on February 13, 2015, I looked at Reagan for the first time and told her “I love you.”
Reagan and I were both were passionate about guarding ourselves and making sure we both knew when this time came, we were going to get married.
Just a year later in 2016, the spring semester of my sophomore year, the search for the perfect ring began. It only took one picture from my jeweler in Texas to know that was THE ONE! (men reading… I can get you in contact with her and give you the hookup)
For the last two years I have had to contain my excitement for this moment. Friday, February 9, 2018 I got on one knee and asked Reagan Locke to spend the rest of her life with me.
I’ll be honest; it isn’t always smooth sailing in a long distance relationship. Like any relationship, there have been rough patches and times where we really had to dig deep to keep this thing going, but our consistent reminder of our love to one another stayed strong because we knew God had called us to be together for the long run.
Ever since the beginning of our relationship, there has always been a team behind the scenes rooting for us, praying for us, and mentoring us to make the right decisions. I am so thankful for all who have gone out of their way to get us to where we are today.
Reagan, as crazy as I was for you before, I think tonight I got just a little more crazy about you. This is such a huge step in our journey, but there are so many more milestones to look toward to in our future. I LOVE YOU!
Most of y’all know Brewer, but you don’t really KNOW Brewer. He is the most selfless, servant-hearted man of God I have ever met. He is always looking for opportunities to love on others, make people laugh, and serve the Lord. He relentlessly chases after God and puts Him first in everything. He prays without ceasing, worships with no boundaries, and serves like there’s no tomorrow. And I get to marry this guy!!!!
If you know me, you know I am not the most lovey-dovey, affectionate type of person. And boy has that been a struggle for us. For the past five years, when I thought times were tough, Brewer never gave up on us. Ever. He pursued me, believed in us, and challenged us. So Brewer…thank you! Thank you for praying for us and going above and beyond for us. I couldn’t do this with anyone else. I love you!
Friday, February 9, 2018 was a day I will never forget. It was Brewer’s 22nd birthday, so I was driving to Birmingham for the day to hang out and celebrate him. We got lunch at Taziki’s, rode around downtown Birmingham, and just hung out.
Around 2:00 he left my sister’s house to “go hit with the boys” at Regions Field (I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this). Earlier this week he told me his friend, Mitch, got us into “The Club” Friday for appetizers before dinner with our families. So around 4:30 he picks me up and we head up to the mountain!
We arrive and not a soul was in the room. He walks me out to the scenic view and begins to point out different things on UAB’s campus while talking about our past. I could tell his voice was a little shaky and he starts to get nervous. He reminds me of the story about us saying, “I love you” for the first time and before I know it…. he is on one knee.
LIKE WHAT!!! I was so confused… I didn’t even have my nails painted. I seriously freak out and drop to the ground for a solid two minutes. I thought I told him a few months ago to wait until I was a senior…weird how that happens. So of course, I say yes and the BEST photographer, Kamp, snapped a few shots of us (after I painted my nails). Seriously, so fun!
We leave “The Club” and head to his brother’s house where ALL of our family and close friends are. It was so overwhelming and special—something I will never forget. We all hung out, sang, danced, laughed, cried, and thanked the Lord for everything He has done. It was the best night ever. Ever.
So now, looking to the next stage in our lives, I ask that you pray for us. I ask that you pray for our future and clarity on what is to come. Brewer leaves in about a week and I imagine it being the hardest “see you later” yet. But I know the Lord will carry us through and reveal Himself in crazy ways.
Lastly, thank you for being our support team. We could not do this without you all and we never will. Thank you for being the BEST!