Maddy: "Love is putting someone else above yourself in every aspect. Love is going out of your way to make him smile. Love is wanting to sit in a room of silence after a bad day because it's still better than being apart. Being loved is the way you feel when he looks at you with the biggest grin on his face. Love is pushing him to be his best version because he does the same for you. Love is working hard and being patient because not everyday is perfect. Love is putting your biggest insecurities on the line and realizing that's what he loves most about you."
Andrew: "I honor my girlfriend by being faithful to her in every aspect of my life. I honor her by truly listening and showing a genuine interest in everything she has to say, even the smallest things in her life mean the most to me. I honor her by not only supporting her in accomplishing her dreams but by working with her to reach them. I honor her by pushing myself to become a better person. Honoring your girlfriend isn’t just one thing that you either do or you don’t, it’s a collection of things you do to make her the happiest girl in the world."
Both: "We met senior/junior year of high school on the bus. On accident he sat in my seat of the bus so I joined him. I recognized him from basketball and talked his ear off. He had headphones in and seemed annoyed having to take them out every time I thought of a new question. I later mentioned to one of his teammates how I thought he was cute. Of course he pressured Andrew to text me and after one date to Chipotle the rest was history. When I left for college we were 3 hours apart and when Andrew left it increased to 7. The distance has only made our love, sass and efforts toward one another stronger. We are both loving college so much but excited to graduate and build our lives together. We are grateful for what distance has taught us but we are excited for the time where we get to see each other everyday."
Maddy: "I respect my boyfriend because of how generous he is towards others. He is always volunteering his time to willingly help others who need it. I respect the hard work he puts into his career but also himself. I respect the patience he has with me and how he is willing to make every situation the best it can be. I respect the levels of effort he puts in to making me the happiest and best version of myself."
Andrew: "I would define love as finding someone that you choose to put before yourself. Love is going out of your way just to make her day. Love is getting that special feeling each time you see her no matter how long you’ve been together. Love is doing everything possible to make her the happiest person in the world even if that means you must make sacrifices. Love is wanting to be by her side in not only the happiest of days but also the darkest. It’s not always easy but love is about finding that person that makes it all worth it."