This month's Engagement Story is for a beautiful couple who is getting married next weekend! They fell in love over softball and long, meaningful conversations under the stars, and they never looked back. Everyone, meet Lynn and Kevin!
How did you first meet?
Kevin and I met on a softball field. I had just taken my Umpires test and was to go to a field to meet the Chief and to call church co-ed ballgames. Instead, I ended up at a park in Mt. Juliet and met with that Chief, and he introduced me to what we call "Men's Big Boy Softball". Kevin was already an umpire there, and after a few weeks we got partnered up so that he could continue with my training. From there we got certified to call tournament ballgames and became friends. We have known each other for at least 15 years, but have only been a couple for the last 9 or so...I lost count.
What did you do on your first date?
I can't recall our first date, but I do remember our first kiss. It was in October after a dinner with other umpires. When the dinner was over, we decided to go shoot pool somewhere that doesn't even exist anymore. Anyway, when the evening was over, there was a kiss. I never looked back.
When did you know they were the one?
I don't know about Kevin, but I know when I fell in love. After ballgames, we would go get something to eat. This particular night, we were at McDonalds. We ate and then came back to his truck, sat on the tail bed and talked. I think we talked until 2 or 2:30 in the morning. He just listened and asked me questions. We talked about our lives and children, parents, faith. No subjects were off limits. I felt, and still do, that with him is the safest place and that his love for me is 100% unconditional, as mine is for him.
How did he propose?
The proposal was about a 8-9 year wait. My son had asked me and Kevin to go to lunch on Valentines day with him and his wife. This was something that was so out of the ordinary that I just knew that they were going to tell us that they were pregnant. Anyway, Kevin handed me a Valentines card and when I opened it, it said "To My Wife". This was not funny to me because he knew that I was waiting and wanting him to ask me. When I "slammed" that card to the table, he was holding a ring. I remember his hands were shaking like he was not sure of my answer. I screamed, laughed, cussed, shouted, and said YES!
What are some things you enjoy doing together?
We are such homebodies, but we enjoy going to Estate sales and garage sales. We have done some short trips but both agree that we will get better at traveling. This time of the year is when Women's College softball is played, so we will follow all the games until the Women's World Series.
Congratulations to you both, Lynn and Kevin! You are going to have an amazing wedding, and an even more amazing life together!
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