Love Story

I met Riley Stevenson going to college at BYU Hawaii on Oahu. I was just starting my senior year studying Exercise Science and Peacebuilding. We met through mutual friends. The first time I remember meeting him was climbing 'chinamans hat' in Hawaii (although he remembers seeing me before that, but thats a different story). . .

We started out hiking and became fast friends, and friends naturally became 'more than friends'.. and more than friends turned into lovers and on May 23, 2015 we were married!

A few months previous to meeting him, I had a traumatic brain injury longboarding and lost my ability to taste food and smell anything.  I was deaf in one ear from it being ruptured and spent the whole summer recovering from a broken skull and concussion. It was a traumatic summer and going back to school seemed daunting and hard. . . But it was my last year and I needed to finish my major.

I took a step of faith and returned to school. I felt limited and now without my senses felt inadequate and broken. Riley came into my life that next semester. I think Heavenly Father sent him to me just when I needed him the most. Riley has this ability to make people laugh, smile, and feel special. He is so dang funny and his kindness and love makes me feel like the luckiest girl. He saw me on his very first day back to Hawaii to school. He said he felt I was different from the moment we met and wanted to know me. He gives me a reason to smile and be happy every single day. He makes me laugh and puts purpose and meaning to life. I love going through this crazy adventure called life with him by my side!


  1. These words are perfect and make me love and miss you more! I want to go to Laie! <3

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