Okay, so I've gotten many comments over the past few months asking for more details about my wonderful, wonderful man-- how we met, how long we've known each other etc... I'm not trying to ignore them... because I LOVE talking about Andrew! *smile* I just haven't found the time to put together a post about it. So I hope this little update informs you of some of the things you've been wondering about and I hope you are able to follow it... :)
My grandparents live in Seward, Nebraska, (the same area the Wissmann's are from) and I have been going there every summer and/or fall since I was 5 years old. The 4th of July in Seward was always a highlight of the year for our family (and still is). I spent weeks in Seward in the summers and would often come up in the fall to see the harvest, but I never knew or heard anything about 'the Wissmann Family'. Surprising right?! To think, he was so close all those years, but I never knew who he was.
But anyways, I shared that little bit of background that so you could understand where the connection of Seward, Nebraska and Orlando, Florida comes in.... In 2002, my grandparents and some family friends heard the Wissmanns sing at the county fair in Seward and invited them down to stay with us in Florida and sing. So in February 2003, the Wissmann's travelled down to Florida for a week and I met the love of my life... I was 14 years old.
His family has continued to come down to Florida in February for the past 7 years and I still travel to Nebraska in the summers. But as you can imagine, there are now quite a few more trips happening. And I have enjoyed every special moment I've gotten to spend with him and his family. :)
Andrew and I have been courting/dating/in a relationship (whatever you chose to call it) for the past year and are treasuring this season of life and praying for what God would have for us next. But being 1200 miles apart 90% of the time is very tough. We look forward to the times we get to spend together and are always counting down the days until we get to see each other next. (29 days!! *smile*)
....That's all I will share for now... details on how God brought us together will have to come in a later post as it is quite a long, yet amazing story! (I guess I am a bit biased!)*smile* And I need my other half to help fill in the details that I miss (because he remembers more than I do...) So you'll have to wait on that one....