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Story of Us…

Story of Us…
Story of Us…

The love of writing is new for me. I’ve always loved telling stories….that’s what drew me to theater… but I never thought I would turn to writing for peace. If you had told me when I was younger that I would be writing anything that I hoped people would actually read, I would’ve laughed in your face. But having kids changes you.

Jozlyn is 4 now (she had a birthday 3 days ago and she will not let you forget it :)) and she has started asking us questions about how we met, where we came from, and our lives in general before she was here. And, like any respectable girl who saw the NOTEBOOK, I decided it would be a good idea to write down the story of how Jordan and I met and fell in love. It would be good for my girls to have one day. Who knows? Maybe my grandchildren would read it someday!

I kept a journal that was only used to write about Jordan. I didn’t write in it often….only after I saw him or something extravagant to my little 12-year-old heart had happened. I would jot down that memory for future remembrance. This story is just those journals expounded. In some cases, they are simply lifted from my journals.

While I was transposing them for the kids, I noticed some thought processes that were exposed in front of me. These were thoughts that I didn’t want my girls to have or think of themselves. These were thoughts that God has since redeemed. Unfortunately, I felt I had to expound upon why I had these thoughts, so they could see God’s redemption in my life. This story is the story of redemption.

As I continued writing, I was elated to relive the incredible years that I fell in love with Jordan. I got to remember all of those “firsts” and reminisce on all of those “young love feelings”; the tingles, the nerves, the joy, the excitement, and the anxiety and heartbreak. All of which led to the life I have now. And I could not be more grateful. This is the Story of Us.

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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!

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  • Janet Burch says:

    How wonderful that God has blessed your family and led you back to New York where you can live out your dream with those you love. I remember when your family first arrived at McGregor and was able to watch you, Heather and Alan grow into mature adults with families of your own. I especially enjoyed traveling with your family to Israel. A once in a lifetime trip that made the places and stories in the Bible come alive for me. May God always bless your family and keep you healthy and safe on your journey through life. Janet

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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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