Most of all, I remember... Cameron and I were neighborhood friends and attended elementary school together at Midland Christian. At the ripe age of five (or six?), Cameron became my first crush. He filled my head with dreams of wedded bliss and all that goes along with the idea of what being married is like to a five year-old. Our time together ended all too soon, however, as my family was transferred (the first of many moves) for my dad's career. Cameron and I were too young to stay in touch, but every now and then, my parents and I would drive thru our old neighborhood and it always made me think of my "little friend", Cameron Phillips, and I would wonder how he was doing and what he was up to.
Flash forward two decades later to Spring of 2012: I had just moved back to Midland from NYC where I had spent the last two and a half years enjoying life in "The City". Cameron and I happened to attend the same service at Stonegate Fellowship one evening where we saw each other and instantly the attraction and sparks I felt at age six still flew at age 26. We started dating and it didn't take long before we discovered that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. What can we say, "when you know, you know...you know?!"
Our wedding day was filled with every bit of fantasy and happiness I imagined it would be. It was a blur, but it was absolutely perfect. Never in my wildest dreams would I have predicted the events that have unfolded over the year; but they have, and for that I am forever thankful.