Our families’ relationships precedes ours. Our sweet grandparents and their children befriended each other in church years ago and soon became just like family.
Lucas and I have “known” each other our entire lives really. We would see each other at church occasionally and we were even in a couple of church plays together (A Christmas Carol) when we were about 10 & 11. Lucas was oblivious to the crush I had on him during this time because he was the “cooler older” guy.
Fast forward three years ago when we reconnected. I had just moved back from England after being there three years. Lucas and I hadn’t seen or spoken to each other in years! One day he added me on Facebook and we exchanged the normal pleasantries.
I invited to him to help me in the youth ministry I lead at our church and he agreed. That’s where our friendship took off like wild fire! A few months after our friendship had grown, we made it official and decided that we were quite fond of each other. Two and a half years later I found him on his knee beside me with a beautiful ring as we were having pictures taken by our friend. He nervously asked me to marry him and whole-heartedly screamed “YES!”
We are thankful for the friendship we have found in each other just as our families founded their friendship and we hope to follow in the steps of both sets of our Grandparents who have been married for over 50 years!
Check out Sydney & Lucas’ engagment photos on their photographer, Rachel Williamson’s blog