Meet Kristin.. My completely amazing and truly incredible “better” second half!
Most of you know her as my amazing second shooter.. but our relationship has been one of much more depth than just that.. I present you .. Our Love Story..
I have known Kristin ever since sophomore year in High School. I originally knew her as the girl who could do amazing flips and stunts on the Esperanza Cheer team! HAHA soo embarrassing! Ever since the first time I saw her perform a back handspring back tuck I knew it was love! I just had to meet this woman.. or 15 year old girl at the time. She was beautiful, cute, innocent, deathly shy, yet surprisingly fiery and spunky (little did I know). She had a class next to mine during 3rd period.. I needed a plan.. I strategically and repeatedly took my time packing up after class was over to synchronize her passing at just the right time.. Oh what a coincidence..as we would “bump” into each other we would walk and talk our way to the other side of campus where our next classes were.. Our friendship was formed..
We actually became pretty good friends. Writing letters back and forth between classes.. spending hours and hours on AIM and late night phone conversations.. I think I was falling…. yup… I was falling madly in puppy dog love with Kristin Wyley!.. She was everything I wanted.. funny, cute, smart she could do crazy flips for crying out loud.. she was perfect
After about 2 years of our friendship I decided I was going to ask her to be my girlfriend.. yes it took me 2 years.. Believe it or not I was the shy and quiet type too!! When I finally mustered up enough courage to ask her out…in a note… I tragically found out that she had already said yes to another boy… that same day!!!! I was devastated.. heart broken..She later told me I didn’t pursue her enough.. what was I going to do.. the girl of my dreams was with another man.. Well graduation came shortly after that and it was time to go our separate ways.. We went off to separate colleges.. heart broken..
There’s not much you can do in those situations, just pack up and move on.. I tried.. and some what succeeded.. She always had a piece of my heart.. I would always call her for her birthday and Christmas to she how she was doing.. call it strategy or not.. I genuinely was concerned for how she was doing..
several years passed by with randomly talking to her here and there..seeing each other at the occasional event held by a mutual friend.. but that was it.. and that quickly turned to not talking at all.. we had gone totally separate ways, completely different paths..pretty much she was no longer apart of my life at all..
A couple more years passed.. I had finished college at this point and had started my own career and photography studio.. Life was going well..
Then out of the blue a call from the past.. It was Kristin.. I was thrilled.. she never called me… it was always ME calling and “PURSUING” her..
She was inquiring about her older sister’s wedding and was looking for a photographer. I eagerly set up a lunch date to go over details of the big day, but mostly to catch up with “THE” Kristin Wyley..from High School.
I found out at lunch that day Kristin was in charge of looking for a photographer because she too had grown an interest in photography and knew what to look for and what she liked.. Well they booked me and I quickly offered an invitation for Kristin to come and help assist me at weddings.. I was PURSUING..
And you can all guess what she said.. She did.. she accepted my offer and has been shooting every single wedding with me for the last 2 years.. Along the way we have formed quite a relationship.. that was once “strictly business” to one of companionship. A crazy adventure indeed.. Sometimes turbulent.. borderline chaotic.. but we push on, and keep on course.. I couldn’t picture my life without her.
Well 3 weeks ago I mustered up enough courage and asked her father for his daughters hand in marriage.. and just last Friday I offered Kristin another offer.. a proposal in fact..
I formulated a list of all the different things I LOVE about Kristin Wyley.. and put in it a note.. This is the short list of what I told her: I want to share this so you all have a little more insight of who Kristin Wyley is and how much of an incredible person she is..
Kristin you are so adorable. Amazingly sweet, kind and caring, respectful and loving, gracious and humble, incredibly innocent and stunningly beautiful. I can always rely on you. I can trust you. You are a woman of integrity and honesty, self controlled and strong willed. You have a servant’s heart, obedient and patient, physically strong and capable. You are quick to listen and slow to anger, your love abounds exponentially every day. You brighten up every room you enter and bless me everyday with your presence. You amaze me. You are affectionate yet adventurous, competitive yet compassionate. You can flip like nobody’s business.. Your determined, nurturing, intelligent, witty. You’re so cute when you try new things, new foods especially. I love when you try to impress me and look for attention and affirmation. You’re soft, gentle and most importantly you serve God all those you love with all you know how…. and I am completely in love with you…
…I got down on one knee and told Kristin I wanted to spend every single day I have here on Earth with her as my wife… After all the tears had welled up in her eyes.. she gave me a huge hug and said “ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!” “ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!”.. after hugging and kissing and watching her jump around and crying some more I asked her again if that meant yes and and she said YES, OF COURSE!
It has been truly amazing to witness God’s sovereignty over all the years how he pulled us together in His perfect timing.
An awesome pair.. hand picked by God, restored by His grace and perfect complements for each other, I know we are going to have a wonderful life together and I can not wait to begin this incredible journey with you! I love you so soo very much Kris! Here’s to OUR STORY! I love you!