“Are those dreads?”
Seriously. Taryn and I met in college 4 years before we dated. I was a freshman (an impressionable, young socialite) and Taryn was a very cool and well-liked senior. Taryn will hate to tell you this and I’ll be surprised if it makes it to the newsletter without being edited out — she was my youth group leader at Cru :) That’s right, folks! The Lord brought us together.
I remember exactly where I was (Hassayampa D Building Floor 1 Lobby) when I met Taryn. My first thought was, “are those dreads?” and I stared at her for what now seems like an uncomfortably long amount of time, trying to figure out if they were dreads, or if she was just in the beginning stages of dreading her hair? It’s honestly still up for debate. But I quickly realized I really really liked Taryn’s personality. She is the kind of person you’re like “holy shit. you’re super cool. and funny. and I want to be your friend.” And then the first thing she asked me was “tell me your happy and your crappy for the day?” Then we ended up dating 4 years later!
Hi, now it’s Taryn. First of all “impressionable” made me shudder. Gross. Secondly, I hate when Kris says that I was her youth group leader, and I think other people hate it too. It feels instantly creepy, which she doesn’t understand. Lastly, what you heard is correct — I met both of my girlfriends at Cru. The Lord is good, yall. The Lord is good. I think it’s really cute that Kris remembers the exact moment she met me, except for the dreads situation. I was not, in fact, trying to dread my hair — a chilling fact that makes this memory nearly unbearable.