Here it is! The final part of our story! Instead of doing 2 separate posts, I’m combining it all into one….my side in regular font, and Kyle’s in italics 🙂 It still amazes me just how God worked everything out! It has DEFINETLY been worth the wait!! ❤
The next Tuesday, as I was traveling back to the dentist to get my stitches out, my dad called me and said that I should pick up Sara, take her with me, and tell her what God was doing in my life; with my back and where my relationship was with her. I was like totally shocked…and so not ready for a phone call like that. I remember thinking, ‘this will never fly! There is no way they are going to let her go with me.” I was a little nervous but I made the call and to my surprise they said she could go. Needless to say, Sara was even more surprised and nervous than I was, but the trip went well and we had a good talk.
Lets jump ahead to December 11th, 2012 🙂
It was 3:30 in the afternoon, and I was all cozy in bed, taking a much needed nap, when mom came in, woke me up and said, “Kyle just called. He’s on his way into town and he wants to stop by and talk to you.”… my response?… “I was sleeping so good! Why did you wake me up?!”….but once I was up and getting around, her words suddenly hit me! My heart started pounding! My mind raced…what did he want to talk to me about?! Why was he coming?!
I was such a bundle of nerves, that once I was around, I grabbed my Bible and started reading, trying to get my mind settled down while I waited for his arrival. I didn’t have to wait long, thankfully, since he was almost to our place when he called.
I prayed real quick, took a deep breath….and headed downstairs…my heart still pounding. He was standing in the kitchen doorway talking to mom. When I walked in, mom asked where we wanted to talk at, and he asked if I could just go with him into town. Mom said that was fine, and off we went.
I was dying to ask him what was going on, but chose to keep my mouth shut and let him start. He started off with small talk, but about a mile down the road, he began telling me his reason for wanting to talk to me. He asked me how I would feel about marrying him, and I said “I’m for it”. He went on to tell me what God did in him on Journey, and how he had heard from God that I was the one he was going to marry, and even had a confirmation verse that the Lord had given him.
Long story short, this led to us starting to text and talk more often…with the approval of our parents of course! 🙂
The ‘pieces of the puzzle’ start to fit!
A few weeks went by. I had been calling around to see what I could find out on my back. I also was doing a lot of praying, and you might say a little bit of crying out to God… I wasn’t sure what to do. Finally it seemed like everything was pointing to the prolotherapy, so I called and made my first appointment. I had done a lot of research to see what prolotherapy was all about and it all sounded really good… until I watched a youtube video of what they do… wow! I remember thinking, ‘that looks like a lot of shots! and I didn’t even know they made needles that big!’ Well anyways, I stared traveling to Lansing every two weeks and getting the treatments.
It has taken some time, and quite a few treatments, but my back is almost back to the way it should be. And all this happened because of a bum tooth, and Gods perfect timing.
December 21st, I was praying and just asking God for a confirmation verse, so I knew that this was truly from Him and what He desired for me. He gave me the last part of Isaiah 30:21…”This is the way; walk in it.” Needless to say….I was excited!!
March 12th, Kyle was at our place, and we were talking about our Journey’s and he told me how his leaders had all the guys write out a list of things they needed to surrender to God, kayak across the lake to a certain spot, and burn it. He said my name was on that list. As he was describing the place he had burned his note, my jaw about hit the floor….it was that same place I had buried mine…only he had burned his on the ‘lake’ side of the path!!
It amazes me how God used both of us completely surrendering each other to Him, before He started moving us toward courtship!
The Courtship “officially” begins!!
I had talked with Sara’s dad and was planning on asking her to start courting me on the 17th of April. You say ‘why the 17th?’…… well, that day would be the 9 year anniversary of when I first met her back in 2004. But once again things didn’t go as I had planned. Sara’s grandpa passed away on the 11th and Sara’s dad wanted me to be a pallbearer, and sit with their family, so I decided to start courting a few days early. So on the 12th I totally surprised her by showing up and asking her if she would court me. I don’t know if she just wanted the roses I was holding, but she said yes!
It seemed like that day was never going to come but it finally did. You should have seen Sara’s face when I asked her! She was so excited she could hardly squeaked out a yes. I feel so blessed to be getting to know this Godly woman who loves me so much.
Even though we were pretty much ‘courting’ since the 11th of December, due to Kyle having back problems, and having to do prolotherapy treatments to heal it, we didn’t go ‘official’…we wanted to see how well the prolotherapy would work and if he would be able to work.
We had some VERY discouraging times along the way!
But April 12th 2013…Kyle and I ‘officially’ started courting! 🙂 He is the most amazing man ever, and I am so blessed to have him!!!
I love you Kyle Ray!!!! 🙂