Man Keeps Promise to Marry Preschool Sweetheart 20 Years Later

It was a match made in preschool, or rather, a match made in heaven.

Laura Scheeler and Matt Grodsky met for the first time when they were three years old.

Despite his youth, Matt knew he was going to grow up and marry his best friend Laura.

“One of my very first recollections is of being three years old and standing up in front of my pre-school class, stating that I would marry her someday,” Matt says on The Way We Met, an Instagram account.

“Laura taught me how to ride the swings, sketch rolling hills, and eat string cheese the ‘correct way.’

We have pleasant recollections of playing hide-and-seek, chasing each other around the playground, and staying up late during nap time.”

“We eventually lost touch when we started elementary school, and for the following seven years, our family’s annual Christmas cards were the only way we saw each other’s faces,” Matt adds.

Then, by chance, Laura was in high school when she noticed Matt’s phone number in a friend’s phone. The friend promised to introduce her to her long-lost companion. Matt and Laura began dating two weeks later.

Despite attending different high schools and colleges, Laura and Matt persevered across the great distance.

Matt decided to take Laura on a picnic date in front of the preschool where they first met in May 2015 after they had been dating for several years.

Then he dropped down on one knee to fulfill a promise he made 20 years before, and the couple married in December.

“I was smitten with Laura as a child, and I still am,” Matt adds.

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