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Story of Us… “Kind of Cool”
Story of Us… “Kind of Cool”

Jaime and I had gotten really close. I actually spent a pretty equal amount of nights at her house during the week as I had my own. One afternoon, I was in the car with  Momma Sue, and I just about broke down.

“This is so stupid. I have been obsessed with the same boy for like 2 years and he doesn’t even know I exist.”

“That’s not true.” Momma Sue tried to console me.

“ No, you’re right. He knows that I’m his cousin’s dorky best friend.” I was in tears not even trying to stop them at this point. “ He doesn’t see me as anything else.”

“ I don’t know about that.” Momma Sue said with a tone that I could not ignore.

“ What do you mean?” I said. My tears stopped flowing while I waited for an answer.

“ I’m just saying I don’t think you should give up so soon.”

“ So soon?? Momma Sue, it’s been 2 and a half years of a 14-year-old liking the same guy that I don’t even see but maybe 4 times a year. I think it’s getting a little pathetic at this point.”

“ I just think he may have noticed you more than you think is all,” she said with that same tone.

“ Why do you think that?”

She gave an innocent, albeit completely unbelievable face.

“ Momma Sue, what do you know?” I asked

“ Well, he may have told us that he may have noticed you and thought you were cute.”

“ He said I was cute??!”

“ Well I think my actual question was ‘Hey, what do you think about Kayla Powell?’ and he said something like, ‘ I mean she’s kind of cool. I could be interested.’.”

“ So you told him I was interested??!”

“ No. I just asked if he would be interested.”

“ and he said yes?”  I squealed a little bit. This was not happening. This had been two and a half years in the making. Now granted, I had it planned where he would tell me to my face or down on one knee, or riding on a white stallion while declaring his love for me, but through his mom’s twin sister with a half-hearted declaration of interest would do for now!! This was awesome!

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We are a family of four just trying to figure out what our "new normal" looks like in Manhattan! I'm Kayla, a 29-year-old creative with a passion for theater and writing. Jordan is a musician and experience pastor with a heart that loves people. And we have two awesome little girls, Jozlyn and Kendall. Our house is crazy...always full of energy and laughter.... and we have no idea what we're doing! Help us figure it out as we go!

  • Lydia says:

    Loving these little “chapters” of your story. You are a marvelous storyteller because you leave it just perfectly for me to be dying for the next one!

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I'm Kayla. Mom of two, wife of one and new New York transplant. We're a family of four fumbling our way through our new normal in Manhattan! We're excited to learn as we go... we can't mess this up too bad, right? :)

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