Anthony stared at the pictures on Instagram and knew he had to meet Christena. He schemed up a blind date at a bowling alley with their mutual friend. What he did not know was that Christena already knew of him. Years before, they both had attended Colony high school. He was a senior and she was a freshman. Christena had the vivid memory of him dressed as a fireman at Halloween… a cocky fireman. So when he entered the bowling alley and laid eyes on her, her first thought was, “Oh it’s the fireman.”
Soon though, they would both be laughing and joking with each other and Anthony was asking for her number. Their first date would be to In N Out. In an attempt to break the ice, Anthony put salt in Christena’s lemonade. Fail. But lucky for Anthony, Christena did find his, “nervousness,” charming. She also soon found that they shared the same beliefs, morals and goals. Anthony had found the girl that shared his aspirations in life and… laughed at his corny jokes.
If Christena had not been impressed with the fireman, she was falling in love with the policeman. She didn’t want to go a day without seeing him and he missed her when she wasn’t there.
Anthony would propose the day he graduated from the police academy. Christena did not know she had planned her own engagement party. Anthony played a video of his journey through life leading up to finding her. Within the video he created a slideshow of their years together. He asked her to look at him. He was on one knee. She was completely surprised and crying. Of course, she said, “Yes!”
“A picture captures a moment in life, a reason to remember, holding the ones we love….forever… in a Story in Time.”
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