We exchanged contact information that Sunday before returning to our home towns, which were over an hour apart. Over the years, Matt and I would contact each other every few years just to say "hello", but I had never forgotten that young summer love. And apparently, neither had Matt.
After six years of silence, Matt and I had developed our own lives into adulthood. When he contacted me in 2010, it was purely out of "hum, I wonder where she is these days". We agreed to meet for coffee and catch up. What started as an afternoon mocha, quickly turned into an inseparable friendship, then romance, and then a beautiful proposal on Bonita beach in Florida nine months later.
When I look back at how much my life has changed since that day in 2010, my emotions are hard to put into words. I truly perceive our story as one of fate. Matt is my best friend, soul mate, and my rock. I never thought I would find someone who understands me as much as he does, or makes me feel the way I feel when we're together. Our wedding day was the perfect expression of how we care about each other and couldn't have been a more beautiful day." - Taylor Ricke