I hope this doesn’t turn into a “country love song” post…but when you find the love of your life, what can I say?
The first step in our journey was four years ago…
It was in the “loveliest village on the plains” and graduation was in the near future. Fall was in the air, & in Auburn this mean football season is in FULL swing (WAR eagle!). We were in the same group of friends for a while, but for us to be considered friends, that probably required us to have had a true conversation. As this was not the case, I’d lean more towards acquaintances. Then one day in October he showed up on our porch. My best friend and him what we would call friends and so he stopped by to say hello. One thing led to another (this isn’t going where you think it is), and we all ended up tossing a pumpkin around in the front yard. Drop it and the pumpkin seed spitting would begin. Simple really, but that is how our “best friendship” began. (please ignore the gotee stage)
He stayed for pizza and though I didn’t know it at the time the reasons for his following visits shifted in my direction. We went on lots of adventures together: long walks, the fair, football games, a group cruise, learning to drive a stick shift, a sorority social, and even attempted to dress up as Mr. and Mrs. Claus for our “1st annual 361 Mafia Christmas Party!” Those memories are now priceless.
Hangouts that year continued, but then graduation took us in different directions. Looking back, I know God had just began to orchestrate all of the plans he had in store for me and III.
The year after graduation was a roller coaster of “should we or shouldn’t we.” There was always something between us, but the timing wasn’t God’s timing just yet. In the summer of 2007 my heart called me to Atlanta (home of III) and in a way I guess the rest is history. We were finally in the same place, looking to take the same leap of faith.
We’ve come a long way since that fall afternoon in Auburn, and although there have been ups and there have been downs I can’t say I would change a thing because it has brought us to this destination.
Trey proposed last December and in July we were married. Through this 4 year chapter of my life I leaned a lot on Paul’s reminder to “be content whatever the circumstances.” God is always teaching, guiding, and molding. We have to make sure we are listening.
I can’t wait to see what is in store for the next 40 years!
Maybe Brad Paisley really does say it best “All because two people fell in love.”