When I was in high school, I worked part-time at our local grocery store. Barrett started working there in the spring of 2013 after I had been working there for about a year. We immediately hit it off and became best friends. In the summer of 2014, Barrett asked me out on a date to go out for dinner and play mini-golf. We dated for a couple of months, but we felt that it wasn’t the right time for us so we went our separate ways. We went from the summer of 2014 to the fall of 2015 without seeing each other, texting, or interacting on social media until one day I came to the store to buy a few groceries for my parents. This day happened to be Barrett’s last day before leaving for another higher paying job. Coincidentally it was also the day before his birthday. I wasn’t in the store long, but it was long enough for us to reconnect and start talking. From that day we began talking more and more before going on our second first date a few weeks later. We started dating again about a month after we reconnected and have been together ever since. Ten months after we started dating for the second time, Barrett moved to Starkville to finish his degree at Mississippi State University. By this point, we were so in love that for the three years he went to MSU, he came home every weekend to be with me since I couldn’t go there because of work. He proposed the summer after finishing his first year at MSU and we decided to have the wedding after he graduated. We were engaged for two years before getting married exactly two weeks after he graduated. We have been happily married ever since!
Leslie is the definition of a great Christian woman. She always puts God first, family second, and others before herself. She’s very compassionate and puts the needs of others before her own. I love seeing how sweet and nurturing she is with our nieces and nephews. I know that she will be a great mother to our child and give him/her the best life possible. Ever since we started the adoption process, she has had so much fun preparing our nursery and buying baby stuff. I know how excited she is to be a mom and I know that she will be a great one!
Barrett is one of the most loving and caring men you will ever meet. He always puts God and his family first above all else. He is a great Christian man that loves God and he shows it in his everyday life. I love seeing how good he is with our nieces and nephews. I know that he will make the best father to our child and I can not wait to see him become a father. Barrett is super friendly and never meets a stranger wherever he goes. I love how loving, smart, and funny he is, there is never a dull moment with him. He is not just my husband, but also my best friend!