Cafe Rio with Carlie
Daesha and Carlie celebrated their final week of the semester, and Daesha's final week of college with a dinner date at Daesha's *favorite* restaurant, Cafe Rio.
Carlie and Daesha were roommates and close friends in college, living together on West Campus and East Campus during the summer season after sophomore and junior year.
Carlie delivered the letter "P" and the following formal note from me.
Dear Daesha Joy Martch,
It has been an entire year since I asked you on that fateful “non-date” to Cafe Rio. You were incredibly nervous, suspicious, and awkward at first. Makes me smile just thinking about it and how far we’ve come. You have taken my little “music hints” to heart and truly allowed me to “disarm” you.
I hope you enjoy this flower and note from Carlie. I wish I could be there with you, but alas I am there in spirit. Thank you for taking me up on the offer for “icecream” become “cafe rio.” That night has clearly changed the trajectory of both of our lives in a way we could have never anticipated...although maybe you were thinking about it ;)
As a note for the history books, Daesha Joy Martch arrived “on-stage” my sophomore year of CCU and as a member of the Chapel worship team helped instigate a “revolt” from the previous trend of “music performance” toward genuine worship. *I find it more than coincidental that we were just talking about Matt Redman’s “Heart of Worship” and today you meet at the very spot I sought to find out where you found your heart for worship.
Thank you for accepting my offer for a 1on1, for sharing your testimony, and afterwards not leaving for homework or picking up that “roommate emergency” escape text. I sensed you were something special, and consequently shared my full testimony unmuffled and unthrottled. Thank you for listening and for being patient with me thereafter when I didn’t call. I love you and can’t wait to spend the rest of my life by your side. Te Amo :*
Thanks for your help Carlie and for being such a great friend and companion to Daesha!
Day 1 (Nov 30) - Formal Longform (Anna)
Day 2 (Dec 1) - I (Peter) [Denver, CO]
Day 3 (Dec 2) - C (Ethan) [Denver, CO]
Day 4 (Dec 3) - E (James) [Denver, CO]
Day 5 (Dec 4) - C (Kelsey) [Denver, CO]
Day 6 (Dec 5) - R (Sam) [Denver, CO]
Day 7 (Dec 6) - E (Cody) [Denver, CO]
Day 8 (Dec 7) - A (Jared) [Washington, DC]
Day 9 (Dec 8) - M (Jared) [Washington, DC]
Day 10 (Dec 9) - ! (Jared) [Washington, DC]
Day 11 (Dec 10) - Y (Parker) [Washington, DC]
Day 12 (Dec 11) - O (Jared) [Washington, DC]
Day 13 (Dec 12) - U (Matt H.) [Denver, CO]
Day 14 (Dec 13) - A (Heidi R.) [Denver, CO]
Day 15 (Dec 14) - R (Ben S.) [Denver, CO]
Day 16.1 (Dec 15) - E (Pastor Dave) [Denver, CO]
Day 16.2 (Dec 15) - S (Mitch A. & Drew)
Day 17.1 (Dec 16) - O (Erica) [Parker, CO]
Day 17.2 (Dec 16) - V (Brennan) [Parker, CO]
Day 18.1 (Dec 17) - E (Caden) [Denver, CO]
Day 18.2 (Dec 17) - R (Dustin & Mitch J.) [Denver, CO]
Day 19 (Dec 18) - Y (Claire) [Denver, CO]
Day 20 (Dec 19) - P (Carlie F.) [Denver, CO]
Day 21 (Dec 20) - R (Mikayla) [Denver, CO]
Day 22 (Dec 21) - E (Marina) [Denver, CO]
Day 23 (Dec 22) - C (Abby) [Denver, CO]
Day 24 (Dec 23) - I (Anna) [Denver, CO]
Day 25 (Dec 24) - O (Michaela) [Parker, CO]
Day 26 (Dec 25) - US (Mom & Dad) [Parker, CO]
Day 27 (Dec 26) - T (Taylor) [Newbury Park, CA]
Day 28 (Dec 27) - O (Jonathan) [Newbury Park, CA]
Day 29 (Dec 28) - ... (Mom)
Day 30 (Dec 29) - M (Dad)
Day 31 (Dec 30) - E (Jared - Propose)