Everyone loves a good love story. I figured it was time to share mine. After 4 long years of sitting, waiting, wishing, I found the most incredible woman I’ve ever met.
To illustrate the story of our first meeting, I employed the services of the über-talented Wes Molebash. I gave him the storyboard and he put this fantastic comic together outlining the beginning of our relationship.
Katie and I met through blogging. I first commented on her blog back in December of last year. We began reading each others blogs and eventually became Facebook friends. As we interacted online, the connection we felt was almost tangible. One day we were on Facebook and we said that if we ever met, there would be fireworks and we would both possibly explode into a flaming ninja fireball.
Shortly after that we began talking on the phone and after the second call, I knew that I liked her. The first time we Skyped was on Valentine’s Day and we spent most of the time staring into each others eyes. Awwww. Seriously, I was awestruck by her beauty.
Without much hesitation, we knew that we HAD to meet. After working through some arrangements, we decided that I would fly up to meet her in D.C. I flew in on a Thursday evening and proceeded to have one of the most amazing weekends of my life. Everything we felt online completely translated in real life.
We’ve been dating for about 3 months and it has exceeded everything I could have even imagined. Katie is beautiful, hilarious, talented and absolutely in love with Jesus. I still shake my head in awe and thank God for bringing all this together. I couldn’t ask for a more incredible woman in my life.
She has no idea that I did this so this will be the first time she sees it. We talked about writing a post sharing the story with our blog community. I think she wondered why it took me so long. Now she knows. I wanted to do it right!
So thank you to all those who have known about us. Your encouragement and prayers have been awesome. Special shout out to Kristin who knew what was happening probably even before we did and totally called us out on a comment months back on Katie’s blog. Also, she had a fantastical dream about our wedding which in all honesty, better happen EXACTLY as she dreamed it!
So I share the story for two reasons. First, to update all those who read regularly and those in our blog community. And secondly, to encourage everyone who has been waiting for what feels like an eternity that when the right one comes, it may not be exactly like you expected but you can be sure that it will be even better than you dreamed. Expect the exceptional!
P.S. The title of this post is the name of our song. It is from the Civil Wars album Barton Hollow which if you haven’t heard, you NEED to drop what you’re doing and buy it. Well, write a comment first and then you can go check it out.