This is one of the most exciting posts I've ever written because it is all about a true love story, starring me and my now fiancé. . . Yes, I am engaged to the most amazing man and I couldn’t be happier!
So here is our story from me to you. . .
I remember seeing Cameron (my fiancé) for the first time in 2010, when I was living in Los Angeles. . .
I was 18 years old and he was 20. The first time I saw him was when he walked down the aisle at church on a Sunday morning, and I remember thinking “who is THAT”. Not only was he absolutely beautiful, but he had a presence about him that was unlike anyone I’ve ever seen. I was so attracted to him!
A few Sundays later, I went to lunch after church with some of my friends at a little cafe called “Aroma”. It was one where you had to stand in line to order your food and then grab a table. Well, while I was standing in line to order my drink, I turned around and to my surprise saw Cameron standing there behind me with one of my friends. You can imagine how fast my heart started racing when I realized he was there to eat lunch with us!
There was about 8 of us at the table and I was sitting in the middle, while Cameron sat across from me. There hasn’t been any conversation between us at this point, until Cameron looked at me and said “They didn't bring you your food, yet?”. (Since everyone else was eating and I had nothing in front of me) I’m pretty sure my eyes grew about 10 sizes bigger than they were, when I heard him ask me that. All I could think to say was, "No, I just ordered a drink"... That's probably because I only ordered a drink. Anyways, he then reached his hand out to me and said “Give me your receipt and I’ll take care of it.” I handed him the receipt and he made his way straight into the kitchen! That was the moment I knew there was something really special about him. He was a true gentleman & could fearlessly walk into a cafe's kitchen that he has no business being in.
He comes back to the table, handing me the receipt and says, “Your drink is on its way”. I was so excited because I thought maybe we would talk more when he sat down again, but then he said goodbye to us all and left.
After that day at lunch, Cameron added me on Facebook. I accepted.
Fast forward to 2012, I was now living back in San Diego while Cameron was still living in Los Angeles. I saw on Facebook Cameron was pursuing a career in country music and looking like a total cowboy (and still like a total babe). In November of 2012, Cameron messaged me on Facebook one night. You can imagine what I felt when I saw the little message pop up with his name. We ended up messaging for a few hours and that was the first time we had really talked. That night he invited me to come to his concert at the Whiskey A Go-Go in Los Angeles on December 1st.
Did I know anything about country music? Um, NO.
Did I wanna know more about this new "Cowboy Cameron"? Yes ;)
I will never forget that night. I remember standing in the crowd of people watching him on stage and thinking “oh my goodness. There’s no way he’s ever going to like me. What am I doing here??.” After his show, I waited in the back of the venue with two of my friends to see if he would come say hi to us. And sure enough, I watched him search the crowd until our eyes met and there he came, that gorgeous 6’4” tall man, walking straight over to us! It was like a movie scene. When he walked up, the only thing I could think to do is give him a side hug (borrrrring) and tell him how great he did. After some small talk, he asked if we would like to go eat dinner. We then exchanged numbers and planned to meet a little later that night!
My friend Lyndsey and I met up with him and his family at a restaurant on Sunset Blvd. And there I was, sitting nervously next to Cameron at the table not knowing what to talk about or what to order (Since, I didn't want him going back into their kitchen). All I remember was him making me feel so comfortable and he was interested in everything I was saying. . . Which wasn't a whole lot at the time, but there was something about him that was so different from any other guy I’ve ever known or met. I had written in my prayer journal the next day, praying for God to guide our friendship and if God had bigger plans for us together, for Him to let us both know.
But sadly, after that night, we both went our separate ways. He moved later that month back to Kentucky (where Cameron's from) and I moved to Texas in the Summer of 2013.
Just so you have more of an understanding of me, I have always been shy– especially back then! I was more of a wallflower and never was a fan of a lot of attention. Another thing about me was I never liked to date, so I didn’t. My prayer was always for God to show me who I should date so I wouldn’t have to worry about dating the wrong guy. . . and that is exactly what He did! God gave me a strong discernment whenever a guy would try to come into the picture. And thankfully that is what stopped me from ever dating or moving forward romantically with someone. With that being said, I had never dated or had a boyfriend until, well. . . you’ll find out . . .
Now back to our story. . .
In October of 2014, after no communication for over a year, Cameron’s name came to mind again. At this time, I was in my room in Dallas packing my things to move to Austin later that month. . .
I searched his name on Instagram and saw he was no longer “Cowboy Cam”. Instead I could see he was himself! As I looked through his feed I saw posts about church and sharing God’s word. He definitely caught my attention again! Seeing how many followers he had, I thought maybe I could follow him again without him noticing. . . 15min later, he followed me right back. So there we were, just following each other like we were back in the day.
Fast forward to this past June, Cameron sent me a private message on Instagram. Let me just say, I was shocked. It was the first time I had heard from him in almost 3 years! I opened his message to find a picture of a firework and his message said “Hey! What’s up? How have you been?” It turned out, Cameron remembered I had moved to Texas but he didn’t know which city. . . He told me he was planning on visiting family in Austin that following weekend and then asked where I lived. That’s when I told him I had moved to Austin in January. We then exchanged numbers again and planned to meet up when he got into town.
I honestly did not think it was going to happen. I convinced myself he wasn’t going to text me and that his plans would change. It all seemed surreal to me and just too good to be true. Thursday morning came and my phone went off. . . It was Cameron letting me know they were in Houston and should be in Austin by later that evening. Again, I was so surprised. We texted back and forth throughout the day and then he asked if I would have dinner with him and his family that Friday night. My response: “Let me check my schedule. . .“
I remember the feeling I had when I pulled into the restaurant parking lot. My heart was beating so fast. I sat in my car playing worship music to help calm me down and prayed, asking God to guide our night together. . .
God completely calmed me the moment before I walked in the restaurant. . . it was amazing! And there Cameron was, looking straight at me, waiting for me when I walked through the door. I will never forget the feeling I had when our eyes met that night. It was unlike anything I have ever felt with anyone, and for the first time Austin felt like home.
Our conversations that night were perfect. Cameron told me everything he was doing at “Our Saviors Church” in Lafayette and how much he loves sharing God’s word. Just when I thought someone couldn’t get more attractive, he did. The more we talked, the more I fell in love with him. He seemed to have everything I have ever prayed for and more. We ended up getting ice cream after dinner and then drove around downtown talking and laughing for hours. I felt an overwhelming amount of happiness that night. I remember just smiling and thinking “Lord, this is all because of You.”
The next day, Cameron called me when he got back to Lafayette asking if I would like to spend the 4th of July with him. I was ecstatic! For the whole month of June, Cameron and I talked on the phone, everyday. There were a few nights we would talk for over 3 hours. We never ran out of things to talk about.
Cameron flew me to Lafayette on July 3rd to spend the weekend with him. On July 4th, He asked me to be his girlfriend which made him my first boyfriend. . . (and he was my first kiss). We both knew one of us had to make the move for our relationship to move forward, so Cameron decided to move to Austin in August.
On November 1, 2015, Cameron proposed to me. I thought we were going to a work dinner for him at the Horseshoe Bay Yacht Club. When we got there, he told me he had to use the restroom and to wait for him in the lobby. A few minutes later, his cousin comes around the corner and tells me to follow him. Still at this point, I have no idea what’s going on. His cousin leads me outside and tells me to walk down the stairs to where we were supposed to eat.
I was so confused but when I looked down the steps, I could see Cameron standing under twinkle lights waiting for me in the distance. That’s when I knew, the love of my life was about to get on one knee. My eyes filled with tears as I walked down the path of rose petals leading to him. . . His words to me were so perfect and so sweet. It was beautiful, everything was beautiful! I couldn’t believe the man I had been praying for my whole life was about to ask me the biggest question of his life, and I couldn’t wait to say “yes”.
If you told me the man I saw walking down the aisle at church 5 years ago was going to be my husband, I would of laughed in your face and said “yeah, maybe in my dreams!” It amazes me to look back and see how God orchestrated our every step. When you think God isn’t working in your life, He is! He is always working behind the scenes. And when you let Him, He will guide your every step. If you’re single, then I encourage you to let Him write your love story because He writes the best ones. Believe me. :) Share your wants and desires with Him and I promise you, He will give you that and more!
Cameron is everything I have been praying for ever since I was little girl, and so much more. I never knew I needed someone like him until he came into my life. . . and now I don’t know how I survived without him! He brings me so much joy and happiness, and he is an incredible man of God. I feel so blessed to say he is mine, and I am his.
The biggest day of our life and the official start of our journey together will begin on December 27, 2015. That is the day we are becoming husband and wife.
I hope you enjoyed our story as much as we do! :) We give all the glory and praise to our Father in heaven, because only He can write a love story like ours. <3