Our church held Monday night prayer nights. On one particular Monday night, I remember meeting a guy named Rob. Little did I know that we would meet again.
After a church retreat, Rob and I ran into each other. We spent some time talking. Soon after, he invited me to a game night with some of his friends. (I come to find out Ang, see Rob's post, was one of the only girls that attended). Haha, Rob was persistent--love you Robbie.
Soon after, he invited me to his birthday brunch which I couldn't attend (see Rob's post, haha). (To be fair, I was out of town for a conference).
He then invited me on an RV trip with a group of friends from church. This sounded like a fun adventure! I got sick the week of and after asking a few friends if I should attend, they all agreed it would be a fun adventure! (One that I will never forget! Plus, our friend Ang was also going, haha)
While on the RV trip, we rock climbed, jumped cliffs and hiked (Rob even saved us from a rattlesnake! We made it out safely). After rock climbing, I got some bruises and injured my knees (just a few bruises, no big). That night, we headed back on our RV for some R+R. My bruises needed some care and Rob came out with his first aid kit. That's the moment when sparks flew! I thought to myself-- "This guy took great care of me and noticed my bruises. He's such a caring guy!"
Now, at more than 2 years later, (after some hard times, see Rob's post) Rob and I grew stronger and closer. This is not to say times were always hard or always easy, but God used different seasons to shape and mold us into a team. We grew as a team and when I'm asked how I feel-- my motto is "Team Casper!"
My hope is that our family (Team Casper--yay!) would grow to understand God's depth of love for us--through the joy and sorrow. He calls us to endure and depend on Him so we can love others deeper. As a family, I pray He would be with us as we share our story of all that God started on that RV trip.
The Lord sat as King at the flood;
Yes, the Lord sits as King forever.
The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people;
The Lord will bless His people with peace.