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Keiser’s Role A column by Trevor Keiser
45 days until ‘I do’

by Trevor Keiser

July 20, 2011

As many of you faithful readers know, I wrote a column in June 2010 about heading to Georgia to get married and move on to the next phase of life.

As some of you found out, the engagement didn't go as planned and I found myself once again praying and trusting God that He knew the right woman for me.

In the meantime my parents and I started going to a new church and, not wanting to put my life on hold because my heart had been hurt, I started getting involved and making new friends. I met some nice girls in the process and even went on a date or two but was still waiting for the "wow factor."

At my church we have a custom on Sunday mornings to gather in groups of three or four and pray together in between worship time and sermon. I found a group of guys I usually gathered with to pray, but it just so happened on Sunday, Feb. 13, I didn't end up praying with "the brothers." Instead I was in a group of about 5-6.

As we stood there in the group, this girl started praying and my heart started connecting with the words of her prayer. I was getting the "wow factor" from her prayer, so when we finished praying, I looked up and saw it was a very attractive girl who I had been introduced to the week before. Her name was Noell.

After the service, I ran over to catch her before she left and just told her how I enjoyed her prayer. While I thought she was really cute, I wasn't sure how old she was because she sat in the youth group section at church. Much to my delight I was able find out through Facebook she was 19-years-old.

After messaging her and getting her number I began text messaging her and after a day's worth of text messages and a quick stop for pizza rolls at Meijer, I knew this girl definitely had "the wow factor" I had been waiting for.

A week later I asked her to be my girlfriend. Three months later in May, I asked her to marry me (check out our engagement annoucement on page 4B).

As you read this it's 45 days until I say "I do" to my lovely wife who I love with all my heart.