Incredible Engagement Stories – Aimee & Matthew

Aimee & Matthew ~ 08/05/2012

“It was May 1st, right before finals and I had a TON of work to do including handing in my thesis proposal. However, I really needed to unwind and do something fun so Matt decided to rent a boat (thought you needed a license…apparently not in the North Country hahaha) and go fishing on Lake Champlain. Of course I brought all my articles to read since I was so overwhelmed with getting it done, but obviously that didn’t happen. Anyways, after about 15 minutes and next to Valcour Island, he asked me if I wanted to start fishing and I did, so I asked him to bait my hook. I HATE touching worms!! 5 seconds later he turned around and was just staring at me with a weird face. I really had no idea what was going on. I didn’t get it for a good 10 seconds, but the ring was on the hook swinging in front of my face!! Good thing he planned this out and fixed the hook so the ring wouldn’t fall off into the water lol. And on one knee he said, “”I’ve got the best catch, will you marry me?””

I knew the proposal was coming… taking my dad out for lunch??? COME ON NOW, but he definitely shocked me with when and how it happened.

Matt is such a romantic person, he always puts so much thought into everything he does for me….even his cards are lengthy and beautiful lol. I can’t even express how grateful I am, especially having a significant other who drove up to Plattsburgh almost every weekend to see me (sometimes arriving on a Saturday night, only to leave Sunday morning..crazy right????). He made the 6 hour drive in snow, rain, hail, you name it. Both of us said we would never be in a long distance relationship, but not even 2 months before I left to start my masters program, we decided to give it a try. Well, we made it through the 2 years I was upstate and I can honestly say that’s the reason we’re so close. Our Skpye dates, talking on the phone from the time we woke up, throughout the day, and then until one of us fell asleep on the phone at night was how we had to get to know one another. I’m very happy I came back home for my internship though and Matt is too (for driving reasons of course haha). It was tough at times having a significant other so far away, but the saying “”what doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger”” is definitely true for us 🙂

I never knew a love like this could exist. The list of qualities that I HAD to have in someone seemed downright ridiculous and never going to happen. I was actually OK with the fact that I would probably be the crazy cat lady. I can’t believe that Matt is everything I’ve dreamed about having in a person. Not only is he the most handsome man I’ve ever met, he’s sweet,loving, and kind to everyone around him. He works hard to be successful and always strives for more. Matt motivates me and supports everything I do, always cheering me on to the fullest. He’s my best friend in whole world and I really can’t remember what life was like before I met him.”