Kayla & Jackson | Real Engagement Story
“I am most excited to call him my husband and
build a strong family with him as my anchor.”
How long have you been together?
Tell us how and where you met:
Jackson and I met in our Jr. High School Ottewell and it was our Grade 7 homeroom, first day as a new kid where Jackson spotted me. He had his mind made up almost immediately that he wanted to date me this frazzled, late newcomer! I, on the other hand, was not so sure about this strong and somewhat intimidating young man, and made him wait three painstaking years!
How did you know it was the right time?
Jackson and I were both young dreamers, about to graduate from Jr. High. We had known about each other and the “feelings” one another shared for three years and just decided to try and see where things went before we entered the scary unknown of high-school!
Tell us about the proposal! Was it a surprise?
I was certain Jackson would NOT be able to surprise me, since at that time we had been together 9 years, and had talked about marriage A LOT. I was wrong. Jackson took me to a favourite spot of his at Jasper park lodge looking out on the mountains. We went for a walk around the lake with his dad and youngest brother but had to turn back due to the mud at the time. Jackson’s brother and father were falling behind whilst he and I trudged ahead back to the lodge. I kept telling Jackson that we needed to slow down since they kept falling further and further behind. He kept telling me “It’s fine we will wait for them at the end of the path.” I had other ideas and eventually stopped on the trail and told him we HAD to wait. I turned around to see how far back his dad and brother were, and when I went to turn back around to exclaim how much distance we created, there he was, on one knee and I was in shock!
What are you most excited about for in your future together?
I am most excited to call him my husband and build a strong family with him as my anchor.
Is there anything else you would love to share?
This man has been with me literally through EVERYTHING. We have grown up, matured, and continued to fall in love more and more everyday. I would not be the woman I am today without him and I cannot wait to spend the next 100 years with him.