Throughout my college career I had written many analogies about my life. The one analogy that repeated over and over was about my search for a great girl.
Over the course of those five years I had walked the desert many times. Occasionally I’d come across mirages, water spots that dried up quickly and piles and piles of sand. But I constantly looked over the horizon. I kept walking, searching for the one that would satisfy.
I’ve realized over the last six months, that I was traveling in a big circle. The girl I longed to find, I had actually met while in the desert.
Blame my inabilities on dehydration, poor vision or poor timing, but this weekend I was able to empty the last bit of sand out of my shoes.
I am engaged to a girl who waded through all that sand with me.
Passing every mirage and water spot she waited for me to come full circle.
By the glory of God I am blessed.
She is for me and I for her.
Danny & Ashley Burns – May/June 2006