We both remember years of “noticing” each other in rooms full of people. Our attention and conversation made our way back to one another every time. No matter where we were in life, we always remembered each other- even when we lived hundreds of miles away. But we had to be patient. We had years of growth ahead of us before we could love each other the right way. After a few years of figuring things out and listening to the Lord, our story came to a head when Payton asked Drew to get coffee to discuss a book they had previously recommended to each other. They spent 7 hours over coffee before getting kicked out at closing time… discussing everything except for the book.