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Preschool Sweethearts Tie the Knot Two Decades Later

posted: 07/12/17
by: Blythe Copeland

"Laura and I met in preschool. One of my very first memories is of being 3 years old and standing up in front of my pre-school class, declaring that I would marry her someday. As kids, Laura taught me how to ride the swings, draw rolling hills, and the 'right way' to properly eat string cheese. We have fond memories of playing hide-and-go-seek, chasing after each other on the playground, and mischievously staying up during nap time. I was enamored with Laura as a child, and I still am to this day. Eventually, we lost touch upon entering our Elementary School days and for the next seven years, our family's annual Christmas cards was the only way we ever saw each other's faces. It wasn't until High School that we reconnected by happenstance through a mutual friend. Within two weeks, we decided to be boyfriend and girlfriend. We continued to date through out all of High School, even though we went to different schools. We even stuck together long-distance while attending colleges in different states. We remained a resilient couple until May 23rd, 2015 when I decided to stay true to my preschool pledge and make Laura my wife. I proposed to her at the place it all began... our preschool classroom."

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Matt Grodsky was in preschool when he told his friends and family that someday his best friend, Laura Scheel, would be his wife. "One of my very first memories is of being 3 years old and standing up in front of my pre-school class, declaring that I would marry her someday," he told the Instagram account The Way We Met. "As kids, Laura taught me how to ride the swings, draw rolling hills, and the 'right way' to properly eat string cheese. We have fond memories of playing hide-and-go-seek, chasing after each other on the playground, and mischievously staying up during nap time."

When Laura and Matt went to different elementary schools, their friendship dwindled to annual Christmas cards between the families -- but in high school, they reconnected and started dating. They stayed together through college, and Matt proposed in 2015. "I was enamored with Laura as a child, and I still am to this day," Matt wrote. "I proposed to her at the place it all began...our preschool classroom."

The couple married in 2016 and still share some of the same pastimes as when they were kids -- including watching movies, Laura told Scary Mommy. "We were inseparable from the start," she said. "We loved to watch movies together and Matt would like to repeat the lines back to me -- I had often told him to 'Shhh' because I wanted to watch he movie. He was my best friend and I was so happy that we had each other."

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