Jerod was one of my closest childhood friends. I grew to know Lauren a little later in life as she and I played basketball together. They grew up a couple miles from each other, but didn't really get to know each other until they had both grown up a little. They have had a whirlwind romance and plan to marry next summer. They are one of the sweetest and cutest couples I've been around.
I wish you two the very best in life and good luck as you both build a house, finish school, and begin your lives together!