That night when we got back from Ocean city. I was on the moon from being swept off my feet so high. I knew I was gonna marry this man. There was no doubt in my mind. But I was very curious if he felt the same way and after two days of wondering, I did what any curious nineteen year old would do...... I texted him and asked him. Though I did not get the answer I was looking for.
And that next day at church he gave me the sweetest most genuine bear hug.... (Yep, I can't just be friends with this guy I thought! He'll come around and won't be able to resist me!) haha.
And it turns out he did just that! You see, Leon has had previous relationships. Relationships he wasn't proud of. So he told God he didn't want to date just to date. But he wanted to date knowing he was dating his wife. He gave up the dating game when he turned 17. He liked me. My morals, my passions, and everything I stood for. And after much prayer with him and discovering that he had competition with a few other boys at church. He decided to send me a text.. (We live in a day in age where texting can be romantic too!) I mean you can even text flowers!!) Anyways, this was certainly a text I was not expecting. We often stayed up till 1:00 am texting talking about God and passions.. Until he fell asleep on the other side of the phone that is. But this text was much different.
"Hey Heather, I would love to take you out on a date to get to know you some more! When would be a good time for me to come over and talk to your dad?"
I literally screamed with excitement. I thought this day wouldn't come as soon as it did! He came around 6 that evening and spoke to my dad and of course he said "yes" How could my dad resist such a sincere smile? We planned for Monday evening for a dinner at a Italian restaurant. I couldn't wait but still I had to just make sure it was cool with my First Beloved. You see, I had a goal, a desire. I wanted to give everything I had, and every experience I shared to only be with one man. I didn't want to date or kiss my future husband with other faces popping in my head. And that's exactly what God blessed me with. Leon is a proud owner of all my firsts.
"For I know the plans I have for you". Declares The Lord. "Plans that will prosper you, and not harm you, plans that will give you hope and a future!" Jeremiah 29:11