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A Fairy Tale Romance That Began in Preschool

Is there anything more romantic than a rekindled romance 20 years in the making? Not if you’re Laura and Matt Grodsky. This couple will make you believe in the assurances of fate.

“Laura and I met in preschool,” explains Matt Grodsky. “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.” You might dismiss this as the cutesy-talk of another three-year old. But in Matt’s case, it was meaningful. It took him only 20 more years to make his youthful pledge a reality.


Matt and Laura hit it off immediately when they attended the same pre-school. Matt recalls how

“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.”


Matt remembers being at Laura’s third birthday party where she “was more interested in her kazoo than her presents. There’s video footage of every other infant opening up Laura’s gifts except for her. That was her personality at age three, easy going, selfless, and more interested in the little things. While watching this girl blow out the candles on her birthday cake I had no idea that we would become life long friends or that I’d be her boyfriend of five years come her 20th birthday.”


Matt shared this remembrance on her Facebook page in 2013, going on to state that  Laura has now “grown to be much more interested in her birthday presents in her ripe old age,” Matt said mischievously.


He paid tribute to Laura, saying “She continues to not only be a selfless, easy going person, but she remains more interested in the little things in life, which is one of the many reasons why I think she’s wonderful.”

Laura and Matt’s road to marriage was not always easy. Their preschool dalliance didn’t last long, since they lost contact when they started elementary school.

“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,” Matt wrote.


By the time the two made it to high school, Laura and Matt met again, this time through a mutual friend. Their attraction was immediate and their dedication resumed without hesitation.

“Within two weeks, we decided to be boyfriend and girlfriend,” Matt said on Facebook. “We continued to date throughout all of high school, even though we went to different schools. We even stuck together long-distance while attending colleges in different states.”

Finally, when they reached the end of their college days, Matt and Laura made a decision: to be married and avoid any more separation.

“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.”

The sound you just hard was the sound of hearts swelling all over the world. Matt romantically proclaimed “I was enamored with Laura as a child, and I still am to this day.”

When they shared their fairy tale romance online to inspire others to find and reconnect with their lost loves, the internet became a pile of happy tears. Matt first shared their story on the Instagram account The Way We Met, which was designed to give the world more real love stories. Who knows, maybe the happier ever afters on the site will inspire you, too!

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