There are countless stories that involve students finding their own significant others, especially the ones that involve proposals under the century tree. For the sake of Valentine’s Day, I would like to share my own Aggie love story.
It all started on December 7, 2010 at The Tap – an iconic Aggie bar. My favorite singer, Sean McConnell, was playing that night, so I had to go. When I walked into the bar, I saw a friend from class who I immediately wanted to say hi to. As I was talking to him, his friend pulled me aside and introduced himself after proclaiming, “wow, you’re beautiful” very loudly. After a few awkward conversations, he gave me his phone with an empty phone contact entry. I was pretty flattered, but I couldn’t let him see that. I’m not quite sure what came over me as I entered my number in and went on with my night.
For the next few days after the concert, he kept in contact with me, but I wasn’t thinking much of it. This is when it gets interesting. Finals were approaching quickly so finding areas to study were slim to none. He called me one night saying that his friend could let us into Kyle Field to study in the football locker room. Without any hesitation, my friend and I met him at THE Kyle Field. After a few hours of studying, we got bored and decided it was time for a tour. When we experienced the football field at a dead calm, I saw his love for A&M and I knew that he was the one.
The Kyle Field tour sealed the deal but it was our love for A&M that kept us together. Ever since the day we met, pretty much everything we do revolves around our beloved school. I can’t count the number of touchdown kisses we’ve exchanged and Aggie traditions we’ve shared. I’ll always remember our agreement that when it came time to get engaged, we wouldn’t say yes unless it was under the Century Tree.
The beauty of this relationship is that we ultimately met because we are both Aggies. Everyday, we share our love for A&M and that is one thing that we will always agree on. So many people talk about Aggies marrying Aggies and I never believed it untill I met my own “significant other Aggie.”
Although both of us are still young, we still joke about how our wedding is going to consist of only the color maroon and that our kids can go to college anywhere but we’re only paying for A&M. I came here for the education and the spirit and I’m leaving with all those things plus more.