So I left off letting you know that I had met Brad at a birthday party…when I asked a mutual friend about him she said he wasn’t the “settling down type.” Which I still wasn’t sold on.
I did make sure to facebook stock him and think “he’s a cute guy.”
And that was that.
Life moved on.
I was finishing my last year of grad school while teaching full time and life was busy!
Fall of 2013 was full of planning my final thesis paper which would be due in the next 8 months, and I had many projects and papers to read in the mean time.
At this point in life, I was going on dates, but I hand’t met “the one,” and I knew at this point in my life, I needed to focus on finishing my degree…while still making sure to be a successful middle school teacher.
My social life had changed quite a bit.
I worked from 7am-3 pm, drove home to relax for an hour. Then would start studying or doing homework for a few hours, I’d hit the gym, eat dinner, then the same thing the next day.
On Wednesday I would go straight from work to Weber State University for classes until 10 pm.
Life was going along just fine.
And I had somewhat forgotten about the cute boy I met at the birthday party months ago.
One Sunday, I had gone to church and there was a new girl in our ward.
I had only had this happen one other time in my life.
But I had such a STRONG feeling that this girl needed to be my friend.
Call me crazy, but I was drawn to her.
She was kind, she was beautiful and sweet, and very intelligent.
At the time my logical brain said “Christy you can hardly hang out with the friends you have, between work and grad school.”
However, I couldn’t shake that this awesome girl, was meant to be a good friend.
And sure enough, this new friend Whitney, became one of my dearest friends.
We clicked. There was no drama, she was kind and easy to get along with.
We had a lot of things in common and it was just a nice “break” to be around her.
My friend’s name was Whitney, and little did I know that being her friend would make such a big impact in my life.
She is still a dear friend to this day….and because of her, I officially met my husband.
Moral of the story, don’t shake those feelings or promptings you have.
God is in the details and He is always looking out for us in so many ways.