I, of course, said yes! For a year, I had liked this boy and I never DREAMED he would like me in return. He was, and still is, the sweetest guy! A couple days before he asked me out, we were texting each other and he confessed he liked someone. I was just thinking, “Awesome. I will never have the chance.” After about an hour he confessed it was me that he liked. I was shocked and thrilled and I didn’t know what to think. My boyfriend before Zachary just wasn’t nice and, though I liked Zach a lot, I was still nervous. So I asked him, “Will you ever hurt me?” I will never forget his response. “Never. I promise you. And I mean it.” I never trusted anybody more than I trusted him in that moment.
Zachary and I have done ssooooo many things together since that beautiful day!
We’ve been to three proms!
This was our first!
And we have even been backpacking where we couldn’t shower for three whole days!
On December 20, 2010, Zachary Bitting asked me to marry him.
I didn’t think I would cry because I have known we were going to get married. However, I bawled like a baby when he told me how much he loved me and how he wanted nothing more than to get married, have kids and grow old together.
I posted on facebook that same night my new relationship status: engaged! The next day I checked it and was overwhelmed with notifications. I think the ones that meant the most though were the ones from my future Tau Beta sisters. It was December so I already went to my informal interview, but I was still uncertain of whether or not I was actually going to join. I’m shy at first and I didn’t really know anybody else who was going to join or any of the members that well. But when I saw that every member of Tau Beta not only “liked” my status but took the time and post a congratulations on my wall and sent me text messages I just felt so special. I knew they already cared and I wasn’t even their sister yet. When I saw them in person next was at the Bowl game (woot!) and they all came up to me and wanted to hear “the story” and looked at my ring and they made me feel at home. That’s when I knew I was right for Tau Beta Sigma. And I was right. I didn’t join a sorority. I joined a family.
I love you sisters and I love you Zachary! I don’t know where I’d be without any of you.