Well I have been meaning to do this for a while now but I feel like since we are now ENGAGED I need to get my act together. Jillian’s LEAP meet Kyle Andrew Coffee. This man walked into my life a little over a year and a half ago and from the moment we met I knew he was THE ONE. Sounds crazy and I never thought that was a real thing but when I met him that couldn’t be more true.
Our love story is kinda crazy and how the stars aligned for us to meet is even crazier! I had been living in Oklahoma for almost a year, I was VERY VERY homesick but knew that God had a huge plan for me here and He was reminding me that there will be something great out of this. I was to the point where I did not want to date, my only two focuses were volleyball and finishing college and surviving being this far away from my family.
I had broken my finger and it took almost 12 weeks to heal (I blame that on Chemo) but in those 12 weeks my athletic trainer and I became besties lol. Although we give him a hard time about introducing Kyle and I, if it was not for him then we would not be where we are today. I had my broken finger, one of my teammates had a concussion AND Kyle had a powerlifting meet that Mark ( our athletic trainer) went to. While my teammate and I were both sitting out to recover,Mark brought up this guy.
His way of explaining Kyle, “He is an amazing guy, single, christian, doesn’t have children and I have no clue why he is single….”
In my head I was thinking why is he telling me this but deep down I was like, “Huh single, no kids, works out…. I wonder if he is cute!?”
So naturally I asked, “Let me see a picture” AND when I saw a picture of him I got that little tingly feeling that i’m pretty sure my teammate saw in my eyes
So that’s when she said, “HOOK HIM AND JILL UP!!”
I kind of brushed it off like I did not want it to happen but I did not argue when he said he was going to send me his contact. I held onto that number for almost a week and everyday Mark asked if I was going to text him and I would tell him no if he wants to talk to me he needs to call or text me… well Kyle did just that. I got a text then a phone call and the rest has been history.
Kyle is everything I have ever prayed for in a man and then some. He is encouraging and reminds me daily to reach for every goal I have set for myself. He pushes me to be the best version of myself. He knows how important volleyball and school are to me and because of that he makes sure I stay on track to be the best on the court as well in the classroom. Our whole relationship we have lived about 200 miles from each other and although our schedules are crazy and not very forgiving he makes sure that no matter what I know that I am loved beyond measure and, even if we go 4 weeks without seeing each other, he still finds a way to encourage me and push me to be my best. He allows me to be my wild and crazy self and also calms me when needed. He allows me to dream SO BIG and encourages me to make those dreams goals. As my mom explains it, “Kyle allows Jillian to be the spinning top in the corner and he just guides her in the right direction”
When times are tough or stressful he always points me back to the Cross and reminds me that God has it all under control. He reminds me that it is okay to be scared or have tough days but to remember that Jesus died on the Cross for us and he will never forsake us. For that I am more than thankful.
Kyle Andrew, I can not wait to be your Wife and to see where this life takes us. I can not wait to see what our future holds and what LEAP God will lead us on. I have dreamed of this day forever and God has placed more than I could have ever imagined in my hands.
I am so excited for you all to be on the LEAP with us so stay tuned <3
Jillian K Williams
“And the TWO shall become ONE”