Looking back, this is a visual of who Cady is- no matter what season of life she is in she looks for ways to give and serve others.
That weekend, a new type of friendship started between Cady and me. I perceived this desire to be around her at that time as a deep care and respect for this amazing widow.
I happened to be staying there before I moved to Minneapolis for seminary.
My family prayed that she would be ministered to during her time on the trip.
But when I saw her in this new light, it was love at first sight for me.
She got out of the car with a massive suitcase to give clothes to me, as a way to honor husband’s close friend.
But I told her that I had developed strong feelings for her.
I told her that I knew the timing was not good, but I wanted to address what was happening between us.
After several months of growing in our friendship and seeking counsel of wise men and women in my life, I decided that our “friendship” had gotten to the point where we needed to address what was happening.
I realized this conversation was necessary after after a phone call that lasted late and was more than a few hours.
I finally understood the kind of fondness Jacob had for Rachel, who worked for his uncle for 14 years to have Rachel as his bride. We texted often and enjoyed a wonderful friendship with one another.