It’s hard for me to write our love story without sounding like a ridiculous love-struck teenager… So I’m gonna try to take the focus off of us and onto the one who authored our story. Dylan and I briefly met in 2016 in passing. I did a show with his dad and brother and we met during that. I thought he was cute, still do, and apparently he thought I was too. Crazy.
He messaged me a couple weeks later and we talked a little bit here and there via Facebook messenger but it never really took off. Mostly because I was scared and kept saying no when he invited me to do stuff (sorry, Dylan). No matter how hard I tried, and I tried really hard, I couldn’t really stop thinking about him. God kept placing him on my heart but it would be years before I would get the chance to really know him.
A lot happened between 2016, when we met, and 2019, when we started dating. I think God knew that when we did start something, it wouldn’t be long before we wanted to spend our life together. Anyway, then last summer I started thinking about Dylan again. Which was funny because I really didn’t know him very well at all. I kept wanting to reach out in someway but didn’t have a peace about it.
Later in the year, God in his infinitely better timing gave me a crazy sense of peace and five seconds of insane courage (A little dramatic, but it was scary) and I invited Dylan to see a show with me. I pretty much did that completely out of the blue, by the way. Imagine being Dylan! Anywho, that was December 19, 2019. We shared some meals, he took me to see Star Wars, we had deep theological conversations... my kinda man, right? In the span of a week we hung out like four or five times.
We said we liked each other, a few months later we said we loved each other, A few months later we were engaged. Basically, I fell hard and fast for this man. Gross. Anyway, thank goodness God brought us together in 2016 and back together again in 2019. I’m excited now, in 2020, to be joined together for real in the presence of our family and friends. Our whole love story is a reflection of the greatest love - that of Christ for his children. Thank you, Lord, for bringing us together.