Trent and I grew up together in Bryant, AR. For years, we went to school together, but never really knew each other. The first conversation I remember having with Trent was in middle school on a bus heading to Texas for a church trip. I had a $2 bill and he offered to trade me for $3. Little did I know, that silly conversation would stay in his memory. Senior year of high school we had several mutual friends, and got to know each other a little better. One night when I was working at Chick-Fil-A, Trent pulled into the drive-through with a large bouquet of flowers and asked me to go to prom with him. I was embarrassed but it was so sweet! I said yes and we went to prom as friends. We started dating soon after that on May 11, 2012.
We both attended Arkansas State University for college. He was pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering and I was still trying to figure out what I wanted to do. In college, most of our free time was spent fishing, hiking, going to the movies or eating out at Mexican restaurants. We love being outdoors and spending time with friends. Sophomore year of college, God started working in our hearts. He placed people in our lives that showed us what it means to live fully surrendered to Christ. Through being discipled and learning more about God's purpose for our lives, both of our hearts changed. Now, we know that we want to share the gospel with people for the rest of our lives, and it's exciting that we get to do that together.
My senior year of college was coming to a close and I had a feeling that a proposal was coming. My birthday is on April 28th, so I really thought he would propose then. The weekend before my birthday, we had plans to go fishing. It was regular Friday night and we were going to a pond in a neighborhood that we always fish at. When were walking around the pond, I saw a pathway that lead to a picnic table with a picnic basket and decorations. That's when I knew it was happening. We sat down and looked through a scrapbook he had made with pictures of us over the years. I was so happy. I couldnt even concentrate on the scrapbook! Then Trent got down on one knee and pulled out a $2 bill. He asked me if I remembered its significance. He had kept the $2 bill I had given him in middle school! Then, holding the $2 bill he said, "And the two will become united into one. Let no one split apart what God has joined together." He changed the $2 bill into a $1 bill and asked me to marry him. Of course, I said, "Yes!"
Happily Ever After
We are getting married on January 14, 2017 in Little Rock, AR. Wedding and Party Network has made the planning process a breeze from finding vendors to great checklists and scheduling tools. I can't wait to marry the man of my dreams!
Sandra Powell says
This is such a sweet story & I am so very happy for you both! God is so good & has a plan for you & with following His direction, it may not all be easy but you will be happy & fulfilled. This is just the beginning of a beautiful journey! Love you both!
This is beautiful God bless your marriage.