Tinsley held back tears as she heard her proposal aloud and watched Rachel connect the dots. Of course, Rachel said yes.
Looking back on their relationship, Tinsley and Rachel treasure their journey of getting to know each other deeper from the night they met in a Nashville karaoke bar. In a journal entry from late February 2019, Rachel wrote to Tinsley, “you remind me of my favorite cereal on a Sunday, bad tv with my siblings, requesting black crunchies on my birthday cake, the feeling of my mom surprising me by showing up to my elementary class, packages at sleep away camp, beach days and getting out of the shower to be sunburned, ocean water blanketing my toes… You’re everything good, new, surprising, exciting, filling… You’re just everything.”
As Tinsley wrote in her journal proposal, “[Rachel’s] love remains new and exciting, yet nostalgic and familiar.” Their journey hasn’t always been easy, but they both challenged and supported each other in ways they didn’t know they needed. They look forward to continuously pushing each other’s personal growth in a constant, steady, and positive direction.