Over the next few months, Sam and I saw each other every now and then at weekly youth groups. However, as time went on, we lost touch, and I never really thought about him. About a year later, I received a Facebook friend request from Sam. I didn’t recognize him from his profile picture since he was wearing sunglasses and a hat (obviously trying to look cool). My mother always taught me not to befriend strangers on the internet so, in an effort to be safe, I made sure we had some common friends. I then messaged him to ask if we had ever met. Originally, he responded with, “Oh, haha I accidentally friended you, sorry.” But after I didn’t respond, he sent another message retracting the previous one and saying we actually did know each other and proceeded to remind me how. After the initial small talk, the conversation ended and that was it. A few weeks later, some friends at school were talking about a cute boy who was shadowing that day. I ran into him at lunch. I recognized him right away and walked up and asked, “You’re Sam Kesting right?” and thankfully he responded with, “Yes, and you’re Mollie Smith.” I was so happy to find out Sam would be joining me at Trinity Christian School the following year.