How My Best Friend Got Engaged


This my friends, is the story of how my best friend got engaged. I've known my friend Lauren since we were freshmen in high school, and she's been my best friend ever since. When we started high school, we had the same religion class and so we started talking and just instantly clicked. Every teacher knew us as the troublesome duo, we completed each other and everyone could see it. She was the math/science person, and I was the creative/english/history person. 

Ever since our sophomore/junior year of college, we've joked that Lauren's going to get engaged and I'm going to be somewhere out of the state or out of the country and I'm going to get a call at midnight/1 am my time and she'll be engaged. Though we joked about it, we honestly never thought that it was going to happen. You see, as much as I love to travel, I love home 10x's more. However, whenever I got the internship in Disney World, everything started to become a little bit more real. 

Lauren and Ryan had been dating for over two years at this point, and were thinking abstractly about getting married - it wasn't a sure thing. Well, flash forward to the October. I came home to surprise my friends and family for a quick two day trip into town. I could tell that something was up with Leslie (Lauren's little sister) whenever I was home. She was being coy and acting really strange - I knew what was going to happen in the back of my mind, but didn't think that it would actually happen. 

After I left town, I got a phone call two days later at midnight. It was Lauren. Immediately I thought that something was wrong. Whenever I answered the phone her voiced cracked when she said "Hey, Ria." I lost it at that point. I knew it. She was engaged. I was standing in the living room of our apartment in Disney World and the only thing I could say was, "No. You're kidding me. You can't be serious. Oh my god. Lala." And then we both started bawling crying. I was so excited for her and so happy that it finally happened after everything she's been through/we've been through together. She is the most deserving person and the kindest person ever. She deserves all the happiness in the world, and that's exactly what Ry brings her. 

She asked me to be a bridesmaid in our freshman year of high school and we always laughed that she would get married first and I would forever be traveling the world. It's crazy to think how much we kind of predicted in the future. I'm traveling, she's getting married. I couldn't be happier for her and I seriously cannot wait to to be in her wedding and share everything with her. She's my best friend - even more, she's like family to me.
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