After about 6 months, I broke things off for the LAST time with my former boyfriend….I honestly thought Kaz would never talk to me again BUT I felt like I needed to explain things to him so I wrote him an email[I was a chicken, so I emailed instead of calling!]. I heard through friends that Kaz was going on some dates and I just knew I had blown it…
My good friend Spence asked me to help with a project which of course Kaz was heading up…It was Spence’s way of getting us to talk again[he had been a fan of us from the beginning..]. SLOWLY, Kaz and I started talking. We emailed a lot at first, then talked on the phone about everything you can imagine[we used to talk about food a lot!], then we started going on few dates! It was my senior year, and the beach project was coming up again…This time it was different because Kaz was on staff with Campus Outreach and the project was in Orlando, FL and we all worked at Disney World! With Kaz being on staff, we weren’t really supposed to date during the summer BUT we managed to go on a few dates! All throughout the summer, he would surprise me with little gifts….little notes….and really anything he thought would make me smile! Over the summer, Kaz had invited me to a family wedding after project[he told me I would get to meet his FAMILY…]. I invited Kaz to spend a few days at Myrtle Beach with my family….
SO the last night of project was upon us, and around 12 at night I got a knock on our hotel door and it was Kaz. See most of the people on the project wasn’t leaving the next day until around noon BUT I was leaving that morning really early at like 5am so Kaz wanted to tell me bye. When he came to the door, he said “I wanted to ask you to be praying about us dating….” That was it. I was really confused because it wasn’t like this was something new….I had already been praying about it and I wanted him to know that….So after I thought about it for awhile I texted him the next day on the drive home and asked him if he was asking me to date or if was asking me to pray about it because I had already been praying about it…REMEMBER Kaz was VERY shy;) He wrote back and said it came out all wrong because he was nervous, and that he was asking me to date:)
Well, I wasn’t about to send him a text back because we weren’t together…SO the next day he had planned to come down to Myrtle Beach to spend a few days with my family. When Kaz arrived at the beach I was really nervous because there was this awkward tension between us….Later that night, we decided to go take a walk on the beach and after about 15 minutes of trying to brave the nerve to tell him I said, “I would love to date you…” If it wasn’t bad enough saying it[because I nervous], he didn’t hear me so I had to say it again!! So that’s how we started dating…We spent out first night as boyfriend and girlfriend watching The Incredibles on the front porch swing of the beach house at Myrtle Beach!
Fast forward 8 months later, and Kaz proposed[I will tell you how at a later time!]. We got married 5 months later and here we are today! I LOVE him with all my heart and I’m so thankful the Lord didn’t allow him to give up on me! Happy Valentine’s Day Kaz!