"It was my first day of 7th grade. It started out just like any other first day of school usually did– I changed my outfit 5 times, rushed through breakfast, & barely ran out the door in time to catch the bus. Everything about the day was pretty standard, until my 4th period study hall, when I noticed a boy I hadn't seen in school before. Just as I became curious about him, suddenly he moved desks and was sitting right in front of me. Moments later, he turned around & put a piece of paper on my desk. He said, "This is going to be me and you someday." I was speechless as I looked down at his drawing. I soon learned that Aaron played for our middle school's football team– but I had no idea I would one day become his #1 fan. From that day on, Aaron was always waiting for me at my locker to walk me to class & we grew inseparable. Aaron made it clear from the beginning that he wanted us to be more than friends, but I always shut it down. I didn't want to risk losing my best friend. But Aaron was persistent & never gave up on the idea of us. He continued to write me love notes & stay up late talking to me on the phone. Years later, when we were Sophomores in High School, I had a defining moment that changed everything for me. It was the night before the pep rally. My friends & I were making t-shirts with our favorite football player's last name & number on the back. I noticed every single one of us put "JONES 57" – Aaron's stats. It was then I realized I wanted to be the only girl with his name on my shirt who got to call him mine. The next day, he caught wind of my changed feelings. At the pep rally, he put his arms around my waist & I knew people were looking at us, but I was too happy to care. Out of the corner of my eye, I caught a glimpse of Aaron's face & he had the world’s biggest smile plastered across it. When he asked me to go for a walk in the hallway, I knew something big was about to happen. When we were finally alone, he said, "Will you be my girlfriend?" Before I could even finish saying 'yes’ he picked me up & gave me the sweetest kiss– the first of thousands we would share. That was 7 years ago. Today, he’s still my best friend & I’m still his #1 fan"