I suppose I could start off this blog by telling you all how Tim and I came about being a couple!
It all started at a youth event called "The Place" at Casas Church; it was an event where youth groups from all around Tucson could come and hang out. We were 12 at the time, so we just entered middle school. I was there with my two best friends Areanna, and Alicia. That week in school a teacher asked us "If you were a hot dog, would you eat yourself?", and for some reason we thought that was an awesome question. Well, us girls were roaming the place for some people to ask that stupid, stupid question to. We saw three boys hanging out so we went up and asked them this question (which they still have yet to answer). After talking for a while we invited Tim, Zach, and Trevor to our youth group. For some weird reason we gave the boys fake names and they all thought my name was Riley for a good amount of time. I mean, it was so convincing the first Christmas present Tim ever bought me said "To: Riley", I still laugh so hard about that. Anyways, as you can see, I eventually fessed up and gave him my real name.
So two years go by of us going to the same youth group and Tim and I obviously liked each other. Here's something funny; Tim "dated" Alicia, and I can perfectly remember him asking her out, but I can't remember him asking ME out when we were 14. What I do remember is us breaking up. We were dating for a couple of weeks and Tim said "I love you". I thought "EXCUSE ME, WE ARE 14, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS." I wanted to break up with him for being too "immature" not realizing how immature I was being going around flirting with other boys still. I can still remember where we were standing and what was happening when we broke up, it's so hilarious now. He knew it was coming so he was avoiding eye contact with me the whole night.
When we were 15, Tim has a New Years Eve party and I sooo badly wanted him to kiss me that night. And he might have if I didn't spend the whole night at the toilet with food poisoning. Later I found out another girl had kissed him and booooyyyy was I peeved. Once Tim and I could drive we would hang out sometimes and go to ihop, and I was always wishing at the end of the night he would kiss me. The funny thing is, even when we were 16 I wouldn't get to physically affectionate with him because I was prepping just incase he was going to be my husband, and I didn't want things to move too fast. So that probably explains why he never kissed me, I never really gave out the physical vibe. Some time went by and Tim and I got kind of distant, but I would still invite him to all my school plays and youth group events. (I just talked to Tim and he said during this whole story he was still trying to date me, apparently I wasn't getting it.)
When we were about 17 and 18 we started hanging out again, yay! We would get ice cream, or we would go hang out on the trampoline in my backyard, or go to ihop like we used to, but I would never let him call it a date, it was just two friends hanging out. One night he looked at me and told me he wanted to start dating me officially. Back then I was way too flirtatious to be held down, and I told him I wasn't ready for that kind of commitment. A little while later, he had a girlfriend. I was really...sad and pissed at myself for saying that I wasn't ready. But in all honesty, I really wasn't ready and it would have probably ended up really bad if we had seriously started dating then. Tim and his girlfriend had been dating for about 10 months when I was blow drying my hair one day and I so clearly heard God tell me I was going to marry Tim Brecht. I turned off my hair dryer and just sat there like..."Umm...God, he's in a 'serious' relationship...and WHAT TIM BRECHT??" So I talked to my family about it and I just waited. I knew for a fact I was going to marry him, but I didn't interfere with their relationship because I knew God had it under control and I just needed to be patient. Finally I saw the Facebook post I had been waiting 7 months to see "Tim Brecht is now single." I didn't want to look desperate of course, so I waited to make contact. Tim's birthday rolled around and I was going up to Phoenix with a few friends to see From Indian Lakes, so I texted him and asked if he wanted to come. I remember sitting in Casas and seeing that he texted me back saying he was going to come. I for reals did not expect him to say yes haha. Well, that night we went to the show and he drove me home and that was the first night we really hugged...like...an awesome really great hug. It doesn't seem like a lot, but it meant a lot to us. Well, ever since March 13, 2011 we were inseparable! Officially became boyfriend and girlfriend April 24, 2011, got engaged Sept 24, 2011, and got married March 24, 2012. It moved fast, but come on, it was a long journey. So there you go, that's the story of me and Tim, maybe it explains some stuff ;)