Hannah and Jonathan

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Our Story

His side of the story-

So the first time I saw Hannah was in study hall. We didn't know each other at the time, but we would always seem to cross paths. It wasn't until a mutual friend introduced us on my birthday that we actually "officially" met each other and ended up talking until 4am that night. We just clicked, always had fun together & ate lots of dominoes pizza. I'll never forget the time I was suppose to go to Florida with my friends and she didn't want me to go. I promised her that when I got back we could hang out everyday. From then on.. I can honestly say for 7 straight months I saw her everyday. Those are still some of the best times we've had together.

In the Spring of 2017, I began to make the transition from college to preparing for my career in the NFL. I moved to FL to train & between Hannah spending the next half of the year on a plane every weekend to come see me- I spent the rest of my time training and visting teams around the country. I had no question that I wanted to make my her my life long partner after all of this. She had told me if I was going to propose (she a had no idea I was going to propose) not to make it public. Me being the "great" listner I am...decided to make it very public in front of her family & the rest of the people at her favorite restaurant, Biaggis. I knew how important her family is to her so I thought this would be the best way to do it. A last minute trip to Costa Rica the week before followed by Hannah running the half marathon in Champaign, Easter that Sunday, and the draft in Philly the next weekend, I knew my window to actually "do it" was limited. Luckily, I had the perfect opportunity to do it.

The plan was to go to dinner and have photogrophers waiting for us at a restaurant. Then at the very end of dinner, I was going to ask her to marry me. Hannah's family helped me out and I had no doubt it was going to turn out perfect. We told Hannah that we were going to go to dinner to celebrate before the draft and her mom made the dinner reservations/planned to have friends/family over after dinner to "meet Jonathan".

Everything was going well in my head (even though I couldn't eat) because I was so nervous. Hannah's mom and I just kept making awkward eye contact because she knew it was coming. Hannah never picked up on this thank goodness. After we finished eating, the time had come for me to do it. As I started to talk, Jake (Hannah's brother) got up and went to the bathroom. With a little extra time to get spare, I went to the bathroom and gave myself a little pep talk. When we got back to the table, I took a deep breath, thanked everyone for a great night and told Hannah a few reasons why I want to spend forever with her.
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