20 years ago, a 3-year-old Matt Grodsky stood up in front of his entire preschool class, declaring he would one day marry classmate Laura Scheel. On a December 30th of 2016, he did. The two, now 23 years old, met in preschool in Phoenix, Arizona, and Grodsky was immediately drawn to Scheel. “I don’t remember the first time I saw her, but she was always a girl who let me follow her around,” Grodsky recalled, “Always impresses her reciting lines from movies like ‘The Lion King’ and stuff like that.” Grodsky often tried to impress Scheel by quoting “The Lion King.” Matt played with Laura Scheel always in the nursery. Grodsky’s and Scheel’s earliest memories about each other on play dates and trips to the movies with parent chaperones for the two little lovebirds. Grodsky, infatuated and Scheel felt the same way. “When you like someone, you just kind of stand up and say it,” he said, which is exactly what he did. He declared his love for Scheel before his 3 and 4 year old peers who burst into laughter. And Grodsky’s response was, “Just you wait.”Grodsky knew early on he would marry Scheel one day. Matt Grodsky and Laura Scheel were always together in nursery. So after announcing his love ended up taking quite a bit of waiting. The young couple went to two different elementary schools and lost touch, only watching each other grow up through the annual Christmas cards the two families would send to one another. Then in the fall of their freshman year of high school, once again at two different schools, Scheel was looking through a friend’s phone and saw Grodsky’s name. It turns out Scheel’s friend went into middle school with Grodsky and when a friend found out that they had been quite the item in preschool she offered to reconnect them “I was a freshman in high school so I was like, ‘I don’t think so!'” Scheel said. “But then she ended up giving him my number and he texted me and we hit it off ever since.” Two weeks later, Scheel and Grodsky were dating. Four years and 15 school dances (their high school dances combined) later, it was time for college – again at two separate schools, but this time in two separate states.Grodsky and Scheel had play dates all the time in preschool. Matt Grodsky and Laura Scheel. “Right after we graduated from high school were hesitant. Were like, ‘Do we stay together? Do we try to make it work?'” Scheel explained. They made it work. Scheel went to Northern Arizona University, while Grodsky went to Columbia College Chicago, more than 1,600 miles away. It was not easy, but after some trial and error freshman year, they got a system down, figuring out a schedule for when they would visit each other and watching “Friends” on Netflix together when apart. Grodsky didn’t wait until they finished college to pop the question. On May 23, 2015, as the couple prepared to start their senior year, he brought her back to the place where it all began: their preschool.Scheel did not see it coming as Grodsky got down on one knee.Courtesy of Matt Grodsky and Laura Scheel. Grodsky had bought an engagement ring two months before this day and so already received her dad’s blessing. He had stationed his brother at the school before arrival so he could position himself in the perfect location to capture a photo of moment. On the way there, Grodsky repeatedly checked his pockets for the ring. When they arrived, he got down on one knee. I was like, Oh my gosh is this happening?Scheel said. “I saw the ring and was like, This is gorgeous I’m so happy with ring so the answer was resounding yes! And Grodsky’s brother brought out a picnic basket the very same one that Grodsky’s dad used when he proposed to his mom full of bridal magazines and sparkling cider, bowed out to give newly engaged couple a private picnic to celebrate.After 20 years, the couple said “I do.” On December 30, 2016 these two preschool sweethearts said “I do.” Grodsky’s uncle, who officiated the marriage, put it best during their ceremony: “For most kids in preschool, its finding your snacks and your sleeping mats, but for them it was about finding their soulmates.” This shows that some three year old toddlers understand true love and romance from an early age. This wonderful testimony is an encounter of God’s LOVE between two innocent children who love each other without bias or any prejudices. It is encouraging the adults or the parents involved honoured them to support the love between them. Congratulations and happy wedding anniversary, enjoy your married lives together forever in Jesus Name.