Happy Thursday, Friends!
This is a page on my blog but I also wanted to share it as a post :)
A goofy picture of us early in our relationship
On Sunday morning, December 3rd, 2006, 4 months after my 18th birthday, Daniel Reyes walked into the church that I have attended since I was only 10 years old. He also decided to recommit his life to the Lord that day. I never met him that morning, or even saw him even though we later discovered that we were sitting in the same section! Our love story really began the following Thursday night, December 7th.
At the Aquarium on my 21st birthday
After what seemed like the longest service ever, we finally closed with a word of prayer and my outgoing mom ran up to him and struck up a conversation. Then all of a sudden she calls me over, says she will be back and that she wants to show him where Fiji is (where my mom is from) on the map in the church lobby. I knew this was my opportunity to talk to him, how perfect! I offered to show him the map and he looks uncertain at first and asks if my mom will mind. I replied, maybe a little too fast, that she probably already forgot about it so he went with me and we enjoyed some nervous laughs together and then parted ways. At this point I was certain he must think I'm the most ridiculously desperate person he's ever met! As my mom and I pulled out of the parking lot she told me.........he told her that he thought I was beautiful! He told my MOM this! Is he crazy? Or could it be that he really thought I was pretty?
|Going running together|
Over the next couple weeks we