This is almost late, but here goes.
One year ago today, february 27, Kendall Johnson asked me to forever be his wife.
We still aren't to the whole marriage part of it, but I am patiently waiting for this man to be my husband.
Waiting isn't easy, but I am convinced it is worth it.
I wish I could've spent today with him, but the distance keeps us apart.:
photo by will france
May 21 is the day and I cannot wait.
I've heard judgement day is May 21...these rumors mustn't be true. I can only imagine if the rapture took place during my wedding, yikes.
(but seriously, no one knows when the Lord is returning so I'm really not worried about it) ;)
Now to the good part. Here is how it happened:
Kendall and I started living long distance when I moved to Denton for college. In February of 2010, Kendall finally had time to come visit me. I thought he was coming to meet my friends, but I had no idea of his true intentions. It was a weekend event, as we did many things we wouldn't normally do in a few short days. On Friday, we drove to Dallas to hang out for the day. It was a frigid day and I remember Kendall being miserably cold, but he stuck it out so we could walk around Mockingbird Station and go to the Human Body Exhibit.
*side note: Kendall really hates the cold, that's why I call him my jungle man. I am so proud he sucked it up for me. :)
That evening we spent it playing Fishbowl with some of my friends at the Purple Palace, where I now live.
Saturday, February 27 is the day it happened. On friday, Kendall had asked me if there was a park we could go to the next day for lunch on a picnic. I suggested The Square because it is my favorite place to go. We went to Mr. Chopstix and got sushi and fried rice to-go. Our absolute favorite meal! We took it to the Square and sat underneath a tree by the Courthouse. It just happened to be warm out and a beautiful day, Kendall told me he was very thankful for that. We sat talking about anything and everything. All the while, I kept taking pictures since Kendall had just gotten me a Canon G10.
He asked me to put the camera down for a bit and asked me why the Square was my favorite place. I told him I loved it because it was the perfect place to share Jesus with people. We talked about how good Father is for loving us and how great it was that we could love each other because He loved us first. I sat there with my head on his shoulder and I heard him say, "i've had an amazing time with you this weekend, but only one thing would make it better and that's if you would marry me." I looked down to see him holding a box open with a ring inside. I immidiately cried tears of joy-- I was so happy! Before I said yes, I asked him if he had asked my daddy. He said, "well not exactly. I just asked him if he would be my dad too." (that brought more tears. haha). Of course I said yes! We walked around the Square and ran into a photographer who took some pictures of us. It worked out so perfectly! We then spent the rest of the day telling everyone that I came into contact with. I was so giddy and most of the day was blur, but I was so excited. I remember calling my friend Melody and she said I sounded like I was glowing. I really felt like I was.
We've lived almost 2 years apart while living 6 hours away from each other. It hasn't been easy, but it has allowed us so much time to grow in the Lord. I know the Lord has really blessed this time for the both of us, but I'm just really ready to be his wife.