Saturday, March 3rd, 2012, the love of my life popped the question on top of a mountain on Norwich University Campus in Northfield, Vermont. He called my father, asked for permission, got down on one knee, the whole nine yards.
Needless to say, I’m happy as a clam.
ME - Hey there, yes you! Guess what! I am getting married! That’s right, I tricked a man into marrying me!
YOU - Umm, why that’s lovely—do I know you?
Probably not. But I can tell you a little about myself. I’m Bailey, I am a college student, I am a vegetarian, I have good luck, I am usually the shortest person that anyone knows, and my boyfriend—nay! My fiancé—is usually the tallest person that anyone knows. When we go on dates it looks like he’s kidnapping me. Très cute.
One more thing. I am 19 years old. 20 on April 10th. So if you haven’t found anything to disapprove of yet today, I humbly offer up my engagement as fair game. But I have to tell you, friend, to keep reading. ‘Cause you may gain some faith in our love if you give us a chance.
Adam Loves Me. He loves me so much that he has decided to give me his last name. And he has commissioned me to bear his children, and in return he has promised to love and support me until the end of time. Fair trade, I believe.
We have a mildly unique relationship. Adam goes to Norwich University, which is a military college. He has had a contract with the U.S. Navy since we started dating and in May at graduation he will commission as an officer of the USS Lake Eerie, it’s a CG-70 in Pearl Harbor, HI. Big deal.
I go to school in Michigan, where Adam and I were born and raised. That means we go anywhere from 2-5 months without seeing each other except for on Skype between summers. Always have. People sometimes tell me that they couldn’t have a relationship like that. I tell them it’s easy if you are waiting for the right person. It’s kind of a lie, because it isn’t easy. But guys, this man is so worth the wait that when we reunite after only two months apart I feel undeserving of his presence.
So this is me. My life is good, and soon it’s getting better.