S: Megan and Tyler
BC: Don't know how you do what you do I'm so in love with you It just keeps getting better I want to spend the rest of my life With you by my side Forever and ever Every little thing that you do Baby, I'm amazed by you
FC: L O V E
2: March 11, 2007
3: When I first saw you, I saw love. And the first time you touched me, I felt love. And after all this time, you're still the one I love. | You're still the one I run to. The one that I belong to. You're the one I want for life. You're still the one that I love, the only one I dream of, you're still the one I kiss good night.
5: I'm stuck on you Whutooo whutooo Stuck like glue You and me baby we're stuck like glue
6: Prom 2007
7: Prom 2010
8: 2/25/10 | I do, cherish you For the rest of my life., You don't have to think twice, I will, love you still, from the depths of my soul. It's beyond my control, I've waited so long to say this to you If you're asking do I love you this much, | I DO
10: And I'm in, so totally wrapped up Emotionally attracted, so physically acting So recklessly I need you, so desperately sure as the sky is blue Baby I love you, I love you
11: For better or worse. Till death do us part. I'll love you with every beat of my heart. I swear
13: Pennsylvania Grand Canyon 2010
14: All day long I can hear people talking out loud, But when you hold me near, you drown out the crowd. Old Mr. Webster could never define, what’s being said between your heart and mine
16: Margaritaville | 2010
19: Myrtle Beach 2010
23: A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you're fast asleep.
24: Falling in Love
25: Fall 2010
26: Fitting In Many people will not remember the last weekend in February, 2007. For me, it’s the weekend that changed my life forever. I was a freshman in high school doing what all the other freshman were doing. Hanging out with friends on weekends and trying to fit in. That is exactly what I was doing that February weekend. I was at my best friend’s house lying on her basement floor watching television and talking on the computer. She was on the phone when an instant message popped up on my screen from one of the softball players. I thought it was odd that she would randomly instant message me and ask if I was single or not.. That's when she introduced me to the blonde, curly haired and blue eyed boy named Tyler. She sent me a picture and his screen name to talk online and things began to click. I started freaking out over the picture which made my best friend hold her phone conversation and freak out with me over how cute he looked. He was at his grandparent's house that night, which I learned later on he loved to spend time there. We talked all night on the computer, and I laid awake for hours with a smile on my face thinking about him as I tried to fall asleep that night. Tyler’s energy was striking and seemed to keep up with mine. In a matter of minutes I knew it just felt right. In a few seconds one can go from trying to fit in, to finding someone who fits them. It is like the old saying “Love at first sight.” After non-stop smiling and talking for days on the phone and computer, we knew we’d have to meet in person. I didn’t know how my parents would take some stranger coming to my house who I had met on the computer. I had to try though, even if he seemed too good to be true. He was over a year older than me and two grades ahead. Not only that, he went to a different school that was over half an hour away. It was worth a shot to see him in person.
27: So the day had finally come after all the convincing I had done to get my parents to say yes. Tyler was coming to my house. It felt like years between the time they said yes and the day he showed up. I remember that day clearly. It was March 11, 2007, Tyler’s mom threatened to go right back home once they got lost on the forty minute drive to my house. I handed the phone over to my mom and she guided them to us. Butterflies fluttered in my stomach and excitement filled the air as Tyler stepped out of the car. It was a sunny but cold winter day. He wore jeans, an Aeropostale sweatshirt, and a Dolphins hat. Once inside, he took off his white sweatshirt and was wearing a blue Fox t-shirt that brought out the blue in his eyes. As for me, I was wearing my favorite worn out blue jeans and a long sleeve red shirt with four buttons at the top. I had my short ponytail to the side and a shiny silver necklace on that said live, love, laugh. He gave me a hug as soon as he came within reach. Everything felt so right. His smile was big and bright white. It was contagious. I finally found someone who could laugh and smile as much as me, and that’s all we did that day. The hundred pictures I still have from that day prove it. That day was good. My dream guy had become reality. There was a spark as we had our first kiss that same day. It felt like we knew each other forever although it had only been a couple weeks. We got to see each other every other weekend, if we were lucky, two weekends in a row. We talked every night on the phone and began calling each other before school every morning. He asked me out on March 25th, a month after that first meeting. Of course I said yes.
28: Tyler is a hard working boy. He got his first job after we met and by summer had two. He was sixteen and had his driver’s permit. He would always try to make it to my softball games even if he only saw an inning because of coming right from work. I was the only freshman on varsity, and he supported me the whole time. He loved to see me pitch and would always be so proud. It was spring which meant a big social event was coming up, Tyler’s junior prom! My dad, like many, did not want me to have a boyfriend and told me I was too young. How would I be able to go to his prom if I couldn’t even consider him my boyfriend? I always had a plan for everything though. So that cold Saturday morning while I was warming up for an away softball game at Allentown Central Catholic, Tyler was on his way to the game with my dad. This was when the plan would come into effect, and he’d ask my dad if he could take me to prom. If my dad would have said no Tyler would have had to sit through the whole varsity and junior varsity game with him. Not only sit in the cold, but also the snow! I remember sitting under the comforter to try to stay warm and looking up to see them sitting next to each other. I didn’t know what the answer was or if Tyler even asked yet. I knew it would have made a good impression if Tyler had asked my dad first. The bus ride home was longer than normal because I was waiting to hear the answer. My mom and I finally arrived home where my dad and Tyler were sitting in our warm living room. The first thing I asked was if Tyler had asked. The answer was yes, and I could finally relax. I told all my friends and was so excited to go shopping for dresses.
29: The day in May finally came when I could wear my long, flowy, bright pink dress. The sparkly stars that covered it brought out my personality with the bright color. I loved that dress and tried it on almost every day before prom. My mom had worn the same color bright pink dress to my dad’s senior prom and couldn’t understand why I didn’t just wear hers. It was a little outdated, and I already fell in love with the one we bought. I had gotten out of school early that Friday. I went home to get ready for my big night. My cousin came over to do my hair and nails. I felt like a princess with everything on. My date had finally arrived to take me away to his Junior Prom. We took many pictures and my three best friends came over to take them with us. Tyler didn’t have his license yet so his mom dropped us off. A lot of his friends didn’t go to the prom, and the only person I knew there was sick and left right after dinner. The music started but the dance floor was small. We danced to a few songs and decided to leave. His grandparents picked us up, and we went to a big ice cream cone-shaped building for ice cream. Tyler and I both got vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles on a cone. We went back to his grandparent’s house before they took me home. Over the couple of months that we had been dating we had many good times and laughs together. We had never fought and always seemed to be giggling. Tyler had been changing though. I was still that freshman trying to fit in. He was trying to fit in too. I remember him telling me he had to choose whether to be a hick and go country or become a druggy. He said that’s what everyone was doing in his school. I listened to country music and lived in a farm house so I was fine with his choice to go country.
30: Tyler had begun going to Hummels, which is where everyone goes country line dancing, and dressing more country. My cousin Katie and I always made fun of Hummels and said we’d never go. Tyler wore clothing that looked dirty and cowboy boots. He took out a loan and bought his first truck. It was a green single cab Dodge that he drove to my house every weekend once he got his license. We went to the mall one day with my mom and I remember Tyler wearing his cowboy boots into American Eagle. American Eagle had all the latest clothing styles that everyone was wearing. I had been embarrassed by him in his cowboy boots stomping around complaining about being in there. He had been changing more and more and becoming more country. He said the song Ladies Love Country Boys changed his mind and made him want to go country. Tyler had been changing my mind at the same time. That’s why I decided to break up with him after six months. It was the end of August and the day before school started. The last time I saw him he was parked behind the barn at my house, and I cried as we said goodbye. We both knew it was coming, and it happened that Sunday night. I ended it with my first love. We kept in touch over the years using online social networks like Myspace and Facebook. At one point during the following year he said in a message online, “I still kinda think about you sometimes, and I wonder where we would be if we were still together" (Foster) I always wondered about him. I saw Tyler the summer of 2008 at the Kutztown Fair. He was with his girlfriend, and I was with my boyfriend. I couldn’t face him and had to avoid him. I hadn’t seen him in person since we had broken up.
31: The last weekend in July 2009, my cousin Katie had convinced me to go to Hummels line dancing with her. I couldn’t believe I was going to do it. I had just gotten out of a relationship a few weeks before. I got the guts to call Tyler up hoping it was the same number. He didn’t know who it was at first and seemed surprised to hear it was me. He sounded the same. I told him I was going to Hummels that night and asked if he was going. He didn’t know but there was always hope. I was shaking and nervous the whole time. I made up my mind to go that night and he did show up. We didn’t talk, I still couldn’t face him. A month or two later I decided to go again. Tyler picked me up this time and took me to go line dancing. He took me home as well. It was the first time I had talked to him in person since Summer of 2007. He had a new four door red Dodge by this time. It smelled strong like Ax inside with CD’s on the ground. I was nervous at first and didn’t talk much. We danced and held each other close. Once we got back to my house that night he spent the whole time talking to my dad. He was the only “boyfriend” my dad liked. They spent hours talking and catching up. Things still didn’t feel right though. We talked off and on from then, and he took me out for ice cream on my birthday in November. We hung out a few times then too, but I didn’t want a relationship with him and decided to choose another guy I had been talking to. It wasn’t until February again that we started talking and I broke up with my boyfriend for him. I knew it was right this time. I wasn’t ashamed of Tyler’s country. The only difference was that he worked hard, and it showed on his clothing. What really got me was his forest green sweatshirt with a cute pig on the back. On the front read “We bust ours to feed yours.” It inspired me and made me realize what being country really meant.
32: We were snowed in at my house on February 25, 2010 where he asked me out for the second time. We picked up where we left off. It felt like we had been dating the whole time and we had been together for three years. It was the best decision of my life. That March 11th, I looked at him the same way I did three years before when I had seen him for the first time, when I saw him that night. He didn’t know what was wrong and then I told him and he was just as excited as me. I started going to the farm with him to feed the calves and road with him in a big green John Deere tractor. I saw first-hand the hard work farmers do and came to respect them even more. I was no longer ashamed of Tyler being country. I was proud enough to take him to my senior prom. He didn’t go to his so I was the only one he had ever gone with to a prom. I had gotten John Deere green material to make my own prom dress again like I did for my junior prom, but then I changed my mind. I walked down the steps the day of prom with Tyler in my mom’s bright pink dress she had woen to my dad’s senior prom. I surprised her, and she held back the tears. At the prom, he wasn’t afraid to be himself. The hicks were dancing the most and all eyes were on them. He fit with all of them. He made me realize that it doesn’t matter what people think of you. He always tells me to have fun. He made me find who I was. It turned out I was the same person he was. I love the country and would never want to grow up anywhere else. They “work hard and play harder” as said by Gretchen Wilson in her song Work Hard, Play Harder. Tyler and I spent the whole summer together. He drove to my house every single day after work and stayed on the sofa on weekends. We picked out a new Ford truck together to start things over. He came to all my softball games and backed his truck up behind
33: the centerfield fence and was my biggest fan. He always said he loved to watch me pitch. That is why I was so excited when he was there to see me pitch in my first college softball game. He supported me and always stood behind me. Things have changed over the years like getting a new truck, new job, my having long hair, but one thing will always remain the same, our love for each other. My mom reminds me constantly “He is the only one dad ever liked.” She also said “Distance makes a heart grow fonder.” (Greiss) So while I’m at college and only seeing him on weekends, I know everything will turn out okay. Tyler still spends almost every night at my house with my family, and just like the old days, I talk to him before bed at night and when I wake up in the morning. I wake up to see the John Deere fleece blanket he made me, our coloring book farm animals on the wall, and the piglet he gave me in my freshman year of high school. I am constantly reminded of him when I look down and see the two silly bands on my wrist that are a pig and a horse. He has the same ones and it reminds me of what he taught me. Don’t be ashamed of who I really am and where I came from. Instead of Tyler asking my dad if I can go to prom, the next thing will be Tyler asking my Dad if he can marry me. I know the answer will be yes from everyone because Tyler not only fits me, but my family as well. I believe that in a few seconds one can go from trying to fit in to finding someone who fits them. Tyler fits me and I’m willing to embrace any changes he may go through because I know our love is one thing that will never change and fits together perfect.