Engaged: Mia + Dan
This is my best friend Mia, actually her name is Mikaela, but long story short, I nicknamed her a few years back and it stuck ;) Mia is from Canada but we've been friends since we met at 15 at summer camp. For 2 years we were accidental cabin mates and hit it off. The next year we both worked at the same camp and happened to live across the hall from each other. Over the course of that summer Mia became one of my closest friends despite our wildly opposite personalities. At the end of the summer we ended up deciding to attend university together and became roommates. Halfway through the first semester I realized the Mia was head over heels for Dan, a really kind and woodsy guy from North Carolina. 7 months, 1.5 semesters, and countless "do you think he even notices me?!" later, they both figured out their mutual infatuation and started dating.
Mia, Dan, a few other friends, and I all transferred colleges together and again I managed to snag Mia as a roommate. Going into the year I knew that it would probably be our last time rooming together and as bittersweet as that was, I couldn't imagine anyone better for her. When I think back on the years of friendship I’ve had with Mia, I have seen her grow and change and become so focused on Christ. In many ways, Dan really has brought out the best in her. Even in the much shorter time I’ve known him, Dan has become more thoughtful, gentle, and gracious because of Mia’s influence in his life. And that is just exactly what you’d hope to see from a healthy relationship.
In so many ways, Mia and I have grown up together. She will always be my favorite Canadian. We’ve shared some of the hardest times of our life and the best. While it can be a little sad to watch our lives go in different directions, I have no doubt in my mind that Mia is going with the best person for her possible and I’m so excited to see their next chapters together.