Seth & Mackenzie's story is so sweet and beautiful. They met in their church youth group over 3 1/2 years ago and are set to get married in May this year. And wait 'til you hear how he proposed!
I was thrilled to talk to Mackenzie about their love story as I have known Mackenzie and her family for a couple years now. She even babysat for me when my son was a toddler. Here's what Mackenzie had to say about her and Seth's relationship. I hope you are inspired and encouraged by their story.
How long have you been together?
About 3 1/2 years.
What do you love the most about each other?
We can be goofy together and go on spontaneous adventures.
What is your fondest memory together?
We just got finished going to one of our friends wedding in Illinois... we were running behind because we wanted to catch the metro to go into Chicago for the evening. Little did we know we would be running in our dress clothes in the rain to catch the train before it left! We laughed the entire way there.
What activity do you love to do together?
Car rides to anywhere and everywhere! We made a spontaneous trip to Alabama when we were in Tennessee one time just to get Seth’s beloved Whataburger (he loved eating there when he lived in Texas).
Tell me about your first date.
We went to the train museum in Lancaster (it’s super cool if you haven't been there!). We got to walk around and see all the different trains. He held my hand for the first time here too.
How did you know he/she was the one?
Seth is so different but so similar to me in so many ways. It’s crazy, I knew and prayed for a man like him and then when I got to know him I was like “woah Lord you weren’t joking when you said you’d send me someone that would not only be my best friend but a man of God.” He pushes me to be better in every way and still loves me when I mess up.
How did he propose?
He bought tickets to a sunflower festival in Lancaster. Little did I know he’d have my sister taking photos in the corn with his brother and best friend with sunflower masks on hiding. He proposed in the sunflower field and then brought an entire picnic for us afterwards.
In what practical ways do you show your love for each other?
Seth loves back scratches. I love when we get to sit and talk for hours.
How do you make up after getting mad?
We usually hug each other and apologize. Then we go somewhere fun or take a walk together.
What do you see as one of the biggest challenges couples face in their relationships?
Not communicating enough in each aspect of their lives. Also, not having the similar cornerstone of beliefs that make up who they are.
What was a defining moment of your relationship? (experience, trial, situation)
I wouldn’t say there was a specific moment. Through our relationship though I have seen Seth turn and grow into an amazing man of God. One that makes me not think twice about our relationship.
If there is one, what would you say is the secret to a happy and fulfilling relationship?
The Lord. Pray everyday. Know that each of you aren’t perfect and will make mistakes.
What do you look forward to in the rest of your life together?
Continuing our spontaneous adventures!
What advice do you have for other couples who are dating?
Always communicate with one another. Know that no one is perfect. Make an effort to find what their love languages are.
What advice do you have for other couples who are engaged?
Enjoy every moment! I’ve had so many people say they hated being engaged. I love it. It’s a sweet season of time that should be cherished.
Congratulations Seth & Mackenzie on your love and upcoming marriage! Thank you for letting us share in your joy and may your love grow stronger each and every year.