Winter Break [December 2010-January 2011]
After the graduation flirtation, my mind soared with the possibilities of having a relationship with Scott. I mean, it was the beginning stages of even wondering if he was flirting with me, but for the first time, there was hope.
And we all know what hope does to a girl who was a crush.
I drove home for winter break and watched the sun set slowly behind me, leaving pink streaks in the sky. As I sat at a stoplight, I got a text from Scott telling me to “have a great Christmas break”. The possibilities just kept building. Or… maybe I was reading into that?
Over winter break, I spent so much time with my best friend, of course gushing about the possibility of Scott, telling her about the graduation flirtation moment, and the following text conversations kept building between Scott and I. We giggled, and her joint excitement landed my heart in an official place of hope and excitement.
I spent the end of my Christmas break in Florida with precious family before I was supposed to get on a plane and head back to meet my friends for a road trip to Passion (a conference for christian college students in Atlanta, GA). As I checked into the airport in Florida, I came to find out that my flight was delayed. It was delayed long enough I would miss my connecting flight back to Roanoke, and there was only ONE A DAY. So, flying back to Roanoke wasn’t an option if I wanted to get back so that I could attend Passion.
I ended up texting with Scott about this issue, and he had mentioned that if he wasn’t driving a bunch of folks to Passion the next day from Richmond that he would try to help me out by picking me up at a different airport or something like that.
MORE evidence that our we could have more than a friendship. Or maybe he’s just that nice?
I ended up finding a way back home, my saint of a best friend drove over 3 overs back and forth to pick me up at a neighboring airport and I made it to Blacksburg and consequently to Passion… where Scott also was.
We spent the entire trip flirting here and there. I obviously tried to sit closer to him or be near him when I could.
There were some optional things you could do while you were at passion, which were mostly night concerts. Scott and I had the same interest in music, so we ended up choosing and walking to and from the same concert together (and standing together during).
It was pretty much a dream come true for me. Every moment I spent with him, I liked him more. He was so funny. He was goofy, and he was smart. He was kind, he was a growing believer, and ultimately just all around wonderful. Oh, and the music taste was a big deal to me 😉
Toward the end of the trip, it was obvious that we were pretty good friends. There was no relationship talk or anything like that, just heavy flirtation. When we both parted ways at a diner that our whole group went to, we agreed to text each other when we returned home.
After Passion, the talking, encouragement and texting continued although we wouldn’t actually date until about one year later. For reasons why… you’ll have to follow along next time.
To be continued.