How We Met: Caleb and I first met in the hallways of Victory Bible Institute during the placement auditions for the School Of Worship program. We were waiting in line for the vocal auditions and I decided “why not introduce myself?” so I did. After introduction we began to chit chat a little. I made it known that I was extremely nervous about singing and he told me “Don’t be nervous. You’ll do great!” and that was the beginning of my adventure into finding the greatest friend I have ever had.
Nine months of just being friends shortly followed. Caleb was part of a program at school called In Ministry Training in which you agree to not be in a relationship your first year of the program. Caleb, being as full of integrity as he is, NEVER once brought up the subject of being anything more than friends. At the time that was extremely difficult for me – I knew I loved Caleb but felt no love in return. In fact I went home one day, got in my closet and while sobbing through tears I said “God if Caleb is not the one take him OUT of my life” and God never did. Hooray! Two days after returning from our worship tour to Norway we finally spilled all the beans. Haha He confessed his feelings and I admitted mine. So we started a marvelous relationship.
How He Asked: Seven months went by and February 11th came. It was a Saturday and my dad was coming to town to take me to dinner. I love my daddy. We went to dinner and afterword he asked if I’d like to take a walk on the Jenks Pedestrian Bridge. Although it was FREEZING outside I agreed to go along.
While walking on the bridge I noticed some people gathered at the end of the bridge. My dad asked what it was about and I suggested it was just some musicians and they’d probably be asking for money. A little further down into the walk, the icy wind blowing our faces, I finally looked up and really focused on the people who were standing, now, almost in front of me. It was my family, Caleb’s family, and none other than Caleb himself. By this time I knew exactly what was about to happen yet I was so surprised that all I knew to do was hug my dad. He hugged me and laughed a little and I cried.
Caleb sang to me a song he had written for me. He even managed to get a key board, an amplifier, a guitar, and a little percussion in there with the help of some talented friends. After the song Caleb walked over to me, and told me he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me, his best friend.
Photos by Amanda Watson Photography, a husband and wife team out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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