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engaged at a young age

Hi!!!

I cannot believe I am writing this blog… I never thought the day would come that I could sit down to write about how my lifelong dream is coming true. I hardly know where to begin. So, I will start at the beginning.

Harrison and I met during the Christmas season through (in my opinion… one of the worst) Christian dating apps ever. I had been off and on dating apps for quite some time, but I had just taken about two months off. I had tried Plenty of Fish (my sister met her husband on there), OkCupid, Christian Dating for free, and Christian mingle.

Christian dating for free was the winner, because that awful app is where I found Harrison. I remember telling a girl I met Harrison on there and she thought those kind of dating apps were just memes. Honestly, one of the best comments we have gotten when we tell people how we met.

I clicked on his profile twice, and then decided to follow him on Instagram. Three days later, he messaged me. I consider myself to be the one who made the first move lol. By the end of the week, he took me out on a date.

I don’t know if any other human being has ever made me more shy than Harrison did that day. We still laugh about how I could not make eye contact.


What caught my attention was how funny he was. Since we met on a dating app, I was already well aware of how attractive he is. It was his personality that swept me off of my feet.


By the third or fourth date, I was already meeting his family. By the end of the month, he asked me to be his girlfriend. After a little over a month of officially dating, he had to get ready to leave for work (he is a radiation protection technician who has to travel for months at at time) and so, he gave me a promise ring, the first of many promises.


I was a scared and crying girlfriend when he had to leave. He ended up being gone for three months. I was able to see him twice for two very short visits. We FaceTimed every night, and texted as much as we possibly could. When his phone broke, we emailed back and forth for a week.


When he came home, I was ecstatic. But a month later, I got really sick. I had terrible pains in my chest, could hardly walk without losing my breath, and my heart beat was all out of wack. Harrison would come over every morning and leave every night. He would help me get around, and do everything he could to take care of me. It was in those moments of pain that I really reflected on who I was with.


You can tell by my story that we were both confident in being with each other. It was such an instant click. Being together has always felt right. It was the pain though that truly showed me that I would and could never love anyone else the way I love Harrison.


He was so quick to be there for me, care for me, pray for me, and love me. I didn’t have something like the stomach bug. We didn’t know what it was. We were in the scary unknown, and I had never felt so loved and cared about. I knew right then and there that Harrison would not only be a great husband to me but also make an amazing father one day.


A couple months later, when we went on a beach trip with his family, I had my suspicions about him possibly proposing. We had talked a lot about it. He had showed me different ring styles prior. So when he got down on his knee and asked the question, I was able to say yes with 100% confidence.

To some, we may seem fast paced. To others, we seem confident in knowing we want to be together forever. And what I have to say about that is… When you know, you know.


Both our families are very supportive. I will be marrying into one of the kindest, most welcoming, most caring, and funniest families I know. I am SOOO excited and blessed beyond words to be able to say that I have both an amazing family and amazing (soon-to-be) in-laws.


I just turned twenty, and there is absolutely no other way that I want to spend my twenties than right beside Harrison. Yes, I am young, but I am more than ready to be a wife. Harrison has never taken me away from my dreams, in fact he has motivated me more than anyone else.


Being engaged and knowing that I get to marry the man of my dreams is the best feeling ever. I go to bed repeating his proposal, and wake up remembering that I have a fiancé. It never gets old hearing myself or Harrison call the other fiancé / fiancee.

I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us. Thank you for reading my side of the best story I have ever written.




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