Seven years ago tonight, Zach walked into my college apartment with friends for a movie night. He was just a cute guy who could have walked out afterwards and never spoken to me again and I might not think about it now. Today we watched another movie together but now he is a constant in my life. I sometimes take for granted that he is permanently here. I almost can’t remember what life was like without him. A friend made me think recently how amazing it is to look back and see in hindsight all the little steps that brought you to where you are today and how cool it can be to see how God’s plan was better than your own. The semester before I met Zach was rough. It is sometimes still hard for me not to feel a tinge of resentment towards the actions of a few people that semester and the hurt they caused me. Now, over seven years removed, I can see God’s hand in all of it because without the actions of those people, terrible or not, and the trickle down effects of what they did, I might not have met Zach. I might not have my favorite person and our life together. Seven years has changed us so much, but I would never trade anything that would change us going from strangers into best friends.
To quote the great poet Taylor Swift, I hate accidents except when we went from friends to this... Paper rings and picture frames and all my dreams, you’re the one I want. Love you, Zach.
Photo by my sister @jennalouisephoto
Edit: me - 20 minutes ago