Once upon a time, eight years ago to be exact, I received a Myspace message from a prince from a far away land. Actually one land over from po-dunk Wildomar. I mean, a land flowing with DeJongs Dairy milk and home to the Tigers.
I had just graduated from high school a mere five months earlier when I received this random Myspace message from a guy named Andy Allen. A 22 year old at that!
I had briefly chatted with him in person after my senior portrait session at his work, he was a pretty quiet guy but I definitely remembered him! To this message I replied, and after a few messages about MSJC’s multimedia design program, the lengths began to dwindle from there and then a few weeks went by without a whisper.
Then I had an amazing revelation at a church youth event that changed my life… I then very cooly posted about it on my Myspace blog. Really, I was that cool of a girl. Thankfully, Christ was then brought into mine and Andy’s relationship as he commented on the post sharing his passion for mission work. From there Andy invited me to his college group bible study. I never would have just gone and met him if it wasn’t for our mutual friend Lindsey who was in town over Christmas break and we went together.
Then just before Christmas, Lindsey and I both got Disneyland passes to join the group on their adventures. (betcha thought I have been crazy over Disneyland my whole life huh ;))
We may have started as random acquaintances with graphic design in common, with a reconnection via Myspace over 8 months later, we finally built a foundation as friends with Christ as at the center.
Another month later, I truly got my side of life figured out and after just a couple rejections (sorry Andy!), I finally said yes and we became… boyfriend and girlfriend on January 15, 2005. Awwww…
And the story continues….