I was just thinking this morning how blessed I am to have Kyle in my life. He is so much more than I could have dreamed my husband would be. Sure, there are times when we have disagreements and lots of times where he does things I think are a little weird. My life is not perfect, by any means, but God has blessed me in so many ways by allowing Kyle to be my husband.
I was thinking about when we first met. We actually met because of myspace! My best friends here were his friends as well. Kyle lived in Minnesota so he was a couple states away but kept in touch with our friends enough for me to have noticed him. I didn’t think much about it, but I thought it was cool he was from Minnesota since I grew up there. Oh, and I thought he was cute too, but that is as far as I took it. I had decided I wasn’t going to date anymore until I was sure God was making it very clear that it was okay. Little did I know, Kyle was already pursuing me and was planning a trip to Michigan to meet me on my birthday, if God would allow it. And little did he know what he was getting into. J
|Me and my bible study on my birthday the night I met Kyle. Only picture I have from that night :)|
|Me and one of my best friends in the world, Carol- one of the reasons Kyle and I met!|
|This is how little the boys were when Kyle met them.|
The next week I spoke with Carol and she mentioned that she thought Kyle was interested in me. I didn’t think so at all. What on earth would a guy with a good job, who was good looking, who loved God with all his heart and was in a band (smile) want a damaged girl who had a past, had kids and who was divorced. I knew God loved me just as I was and I wasn’t ashamed anymore of the person I was. I believed I was a new person because of God’s grace and forgiveness. I loved myself again but I told Carol I didn’t think she was right on this one.
|Kyle and I on my trip to Minnesota.|
Kyle continued to pursue me the rest of the year. He visited Michigan a couple times and spent time with Grant and Pierce. There was one period where we didn’t talk for three weeks! During that time God worked in both of us to prepare us for each other. He prepared Kyle’s heart to be a husband and a father and he prepared my heart to be a wife. Kyle came to Michigan to bring in the New Year and take me to our church “prom”. That weekend we started dating but no kissing until later. We knew we were going to get married and Kyle knew when, but he didn’t tell me.
|Kyle spending time with G&P before he had to fly back to Minnesota.|
|Kyle with the boys on our visit.|
In February, I took Grant and Pierce on a road trip to Minnesota to meet Kyle’s family. We had no idea we would be welcomed and loved the way we were. Grant and Pierce fell in love with Kyle’s family and his family’s two dogs. That same week, February 9, Kyle kissed me for the first time. No making out until the engagementJ. I didn’t have to wait too much longer because on a trip to visit my mom and her family, April 9, Kyle proposed to me. It was perfect…rose petals and candles everywhere. I was so surprised too!
|Some of Kyle's wonderful family!|
|Kyle with the boys- the first week they met Fridley.|
|Me and Kyle being me and Kyle.|