As my two year anniversary draws nearer, I can’t help but feel a bit sentimental. I am so blessed to have Ben in my life, and I’m so happy that he is my husband. I figured I’d share our story of how we started dating, how Ben proposed and list some reasons why I am so in love with him. 🙂
So, here’s the story about my amazing guy. His name is Ben Buchmiller, and he is just amazing. He is the perfect gentleman –he opens doors for me, kisses my hand and calls me his princess. He always speaks gently and respectfully to me, and whenever we have a conflict, we talk about it calmly. He’s pretty mellow and peaceful, and a quiet sort of guy. At the same time, he’s very friendly and always is reaching out to everyone around him. I wanted to marry a man with a kind face. Ben is that man. Ben truly is a disciple of Christ, and he helps me to be a better person. He is always serving other people, and he tries to be kind in every word he speaks. He’s from Southern California . He’s 23 –about ¾ of a year older than me.
We met through our church callings (we get chances to participate in different ways in our church, which is really fun). Ben and I were called as the home evening group leaders (each Monday, we have a kind of worship meeting, where we pray, sing, talk about the scriptures, and do something fun like bowling or card games). When I first met him, I thought he was cute, but a little quiet. We didn’t talk much at first, only about out callings. Before he even knew me, he offered to fix my car and I thought, wow, what a nice guy. He came over to my house once to look over a schedule for our home evening lessons and activities. He talked to me a bit, and I thought he was a super cool guy. But I was interested in a couple of other guys, so I didn’t think about it much.
A little later, I started noticing Ben more, which I found highly frustrating. He was such a nice guy, and so cute! I came home one day, and told my friend that Ben should just stop being so cute and nice, so my life would be easier. Then, my friends Danielle and Carree invited me to a temple trip. It was so wonderful –I love going to the temple. And lo and behold, Ben ended up coming with us (turns out he’s their home teacher). I kind of noticed Ben while I was there, and thought, “Well, there’s no harm in looking at him.” Afterwards, we went to Sam’s Club and Win Co, and I guess he was flirting with me, but I didn’t really pick up on it. On the car ride home, he ended up asking me on a sate to the school’s Valentine ’s Day dance. But then, we realized the dance had been the night before, so our plans ended up being cancelled. But he sat next to me at church and “escorted” me to Sunday School, even though he wasn’t in the same class.
Ben brought me a rose for Valentine’s Day –not just any rose –a peach rose (my favorite!)! When I looked into his eyes, I felt that I would regret it if I turned him down. So, I said yes to another date. That night, we went for a drive and just talked. It was very nice and very relaxing. The next day, we went to the Stake Valentine’s Dance (a different dance). But, I had a horrible headache, so we left early. So we went on another drive. We stopped at a playground and swung on the swing. Ben pointed out the constellations and told me I was beautiful. We talked a lot about our families, and our interests. Then, we went over to my sister Carrie’s house. We played games and had a lot of fun. I was super impressed by how kind he was to Carrie. After we left Carrie’s house, Ben asked me to be his girlfriend. It seemed a little soon, but I said yes. I figured I could always break up with him later. 😉 Well, the longer I dated Ben, the more I realized how perfect he was for me. Soon, I found myself falling in love with him. He treated me so well, and I felt so happy when I was with him (and I still do!)