I wish I could explain fully what it is I’m feeling right now. Thus far, I’ve felt so overwhelmed by what happened over the weekend, I haven’t been able to collect the right words. Nothing seems good enough to describe it.

Basically, if I had to choose between 100 trips to Canada or having that Saturday, the first of May in Atlanta, I would choose Saturday, without question. Not that my trip to Canada wasn’t spectacular, because it really was. I have many wonderful memories from that experience. Things I will never forget. But Saturday will never happen again. There will never be another day like it, I can assure you.

And it wasn’t the city, the music, or the festival that made it what it was. It was Andy. This wonderful person I met while I was there. He’s from Tennessee and lives about three hours north of Atlanta. He goes to Lee University, a Christian college there, and he wants to be a writer…


We spent the whole weekend together and he was a complete gentleman. He even took me out to dinner on Sunday night before I left. When we were together, he looked out for me during the concerts, making sure I was aware of crowd surfers and guiding me away from any sort of obnoxious people. We simply connected unlike any two people I ever knew could. I can honestly say I haven’t felt like this before.

When I got back home, I told my parents immediately about him. Which is completely out of ordinary for me, because I don’t really feel comfortable talking to my parents about romantic relationships. But I told them about Andy and how badly we want to get to know each other better, and even though they aren’t too keen on the distance, neither of my parents shot the idea down.

Since I’ve been home, Andy and I have talked every night on the phone. I just don’t know what to think… It’s been so unexpected. There’s this feeling inside of me that there’s a purpose to our meeting. Some reason that God has brought us together. And neither of us want to ignore this wonderful gift we’ve been given, which is a deep connection and friendship I don’t think I could have ever imagined.

I would just like for people to be happy that I’ve met someone I can relate to. That would be really nice.

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