Kayla & Ronn

July 25, 2021 • Hiram, GA

Kayla & Ronn

July 25, 2021 • Hiram, GA

Our Story

The Lawrence Legacy

On Thanksgiving day in Stone Mountain, Georgia, they first laid eyes on each other.  Although few words were exchanged, the entire family made it their mission to get them together. Renee, Ronn's cousin and Kayla's sister-friend, setup their first "in-house date"  the next day. Ronn came back to Uncle Howie's house to learn more about Kayla and she spent the whole day wondering what would come of their second encounter. They managed to spend the entire night talking, laughing, and convincing Esaias to give them alone time. They talked until Auntie Elaine kicked him out... This picture was the very start of something new!

November 23, 2018

On Thanksgiving day in Stone Mountain, Georgia, they first laid eyes on each other. Although few words were exchanged, the entire family made it their mission to get them together. Renee, Ronn's cousin and Kayla's sister-friend, setup their first "in-house date" the next day. Ronn came back to Uncle Howie's house to learn more about Kayla and she spent the whole day wondering what would come of their second encounter. They managed to spend the entire night talking, laughing, and convincing Esaias to give them alone time. They talked until Auntie Elaine kicked him out... This picture was the very start of something new!
Two weeks after they met, God saw fit for them to reconnect in Atlanta, Georgia. Ronn was in town for an annual work conference and Kayla came to support Monica at her college graduation. 

On this day, Ronn made their relationship official... What happens when they go their separate ways?

December 09, 2018

Two weeks after they met, God saw fit for them to reconnect in Atlanta, Georgia. Ronn was in town for an annual work conference and Kayla came to support Monica at her college graduation. On this day, Ronn made their relationship official... What happens when they go their separate ways?
Ronn continued to visit bi-weekly. They celebrated their first New Year's together with friends. 

By this time, the SkyMiles were running low and they had some decisions to make about living arrangements.

Would the long-distance continue or would someone decide to move?

December 31, 2018

Ronn continued to visit bi-weekly. They celebrated their first New Year's together with friends. By this time, the SkyMiles were running low and they had some decisions to make about living arrangements. Would the long-distance continue or would someone decide to move?
Welcome to the Farewell dinner, because someone decided to move. 

Which one of the, took the leap of faith?

January 19, 2019

Welcome to the Farewell dinner, because someone decided to move. Which one of the, took the leap of faith?
They both did! Kayla's lease was ending in January 2019 and Ronn was ready to have her in Alabama. 
They prayed, fasted and sought wise counsel on the decision, then watched God make provision for every aspect of the move. 

How did God make it clear she needed to move?

January 21, 2019

They both did! Kayla's lease was ending in January 2019 and Ronn was ready to have her in Alabama. They prayed, fasted and sought wise counsel on the decision, then watched God make provision for every aspect of the move. How did God make it clear she needed to move?
Kayla re-opened her prayer jar and looked at all her new apartment requests. 

She started to search online for an apartment in Huntsville. Kayla's mama, Carla,  encouraged her to have Ronn go on an apartment tour, and he did.

Would it check off my prayer requests? 

Let's just say a washer and dryer was not supposed to be in apartment 8304, except it was. This surprised the tour guide, but not them. 

On December 29, 2018 Kayla signed her lease to the apartment she would start her new life in. 

An apartment that was more than an answered prayer...

What happened next?

January 26, 2019

Kayla re-opened her prayer jar and looked at all her new apartment requests. She started to search online for an apartment in Huntsville. Kayla's mama, Carla, encouraged her to have Ronn go on an apartment tour, and he did. Would it check off my prayer requests? Let's just say a washer and dryer was not supposed to be in apartment 8304, except it was. This surprised the tour guide, but not them. On December 29, 2018 Kayla signed her lease to the apartment she would start her new life in. An apartment that was more than an answered prayer... What happened next?
This is the new couple at Auntie Carol and Danielle's birthday celebration. Their first family event since Thanksgiving and the BIG move.

They had just hit their two-month milestone, although it felt much longer!

Want to know more?

February 09, 2019

This is the new couple at Auntie Carol and Danielle's birthday celebration. Their first family event since Thanksgiving and the BIG move. They had just hit their two-month milestone, although it felt much longer! Want to know more?
It's time for a South Carolina road trip. Just shy of six months, Ronn invited Kayla to meet the last of his brothers, Chaplain Lawrence. 

How did the visit go? Amazing! They ate good food (thanks to Jean, sister-in-law) and got to know one another.

Now what?

May 18, 2019

It's time for a South Carolina road trip. Just shy of six months, Ronn invited Kayla to meet the last of his brothers, Chaplain Lawrence. How did the visit go? Amazing! They ate good food (thanks to Jean, sister-in-law) and got to know one another. Now what?
This is their first birthday celebration together!

Want to know a fun fact about the Lawrence's? Kayla's birthday is September 30 and Ronn's is October 1...

Isn't that cool?

September 30, 2019

This is their first birthday celebration together! Want to know a fun fact about the Lawrence's? Kayla's birthday is September 30 and Ronn's is October 1... Isn't that cool?
Happy 1-year anniversary! 

God always gives His best to those who leave the choice to Him. 

365 days later and they were ready to take on New Orleans! They went to a Pelican's game for Ronn because basketball is his favorite sport...

December 09, 2019

Happy 1-year anniversary! God always gives His best to those who leave the choice to Him. 365 days later and they were ready to take on New Orleans! They went to a Pelican's game for Ronn because basketball is his favorite sport...
...And Kayla prepared for her Karaoke performance (my favorite sport). Cat's Meow was not ready for the show she put on!

Soon after the COVID-19 pandemic was around the corner...

December 09, 2019

...And Kayla prepared for her Karaoke performance (my favorite sport). Cat's Meow was not ready for the show she put on! Soon after the COVID-19 pandemic was around the corner...
Although they didn't have many big events in 2020, they still found a way to create new memories. 

During 2020, they trained for a half-marathon, hiked mountains, discovered the plant-based crunch wrap Supremes, and did Insanity home workouts to maintain their sanity...

Pictured here is a highlight of 2020; they went indoor Skydiving, then jumped out of a plane the next day...

Did they make it out alive? Of course.

This was their best birthday's together so far! 

But there was more...

September 30, 2020

Although they didn't have many big events in 2020, they still found a way to create new memories. During 2020, they trained for a half-marathon, hiked mountains, discovered the plant-based crunch wrap Supremes, and did Insanity home workouts to maintain their sanity... Pictured here is a highlight of 2020; they went indoor Skydiving, then jumped out of a plane the next day... Did they make it out alive? Of course. This was their best birthday's together so far! But there was more...
The next leap of faith will be one to change their lives forever...

December 30, 2020

The next leap of faith will be one to change their lives forever...
Ronn proposed!

Everything started to come around full-circle. 

Pictured here are Rachel and Hengelh Ramirez, the friendship that led to this love story. 

Kayla meets Rachel, which led her to Ronn. This sisterhood is the gift that keeps on giving.

Special shoutout to Delron and Renee Cowan  for bringing Kayla to Atlanta for Thanksgiving in 2018!

December 31, 2020

Ronn proposed! Everything started to come around full-circle. Pictured here are Rachel and Hengelh Ramirez, the friendship that led to this love story. Kayla meets Rachel, which led her to Ronn. This sisterhood is the gift that keeps on giving. Special shoutout to Delron and Renee Cowan for bringing Kayla to Atlanta for Thanksgiving in 2018!
The future Lawrence's and their parents! From left to right there is Mom Claudette, Ronn & Kayla, and Dad Collin.

What a beautiful way to end a year of uncertainty, and a powerful way to bring in the New Year!

December 31, 2020

The future Lawrence's and their parents! From left to right there is Mom Claudette, Ronn & Kayla, and Dad Collin. What a beautiful way to end a year of uncertainty, and a powerful way to bring in the New Year!
We are the Lawrence's... Christ centered from day one until forever!

"With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." 

Ephesians 4:2-3

February 14, 2021

We are the Lawrence's... Christ centered from day one until forever! "With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:2-3
"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."

Ecclesiastes 4:12

February 14, 2021

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Ecclesiastes 4:12
"For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her."

Ephesians 5:25

February 14, 2021

"For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her." Ephesians 5:25
"Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."

 Mark 10:9

February 14, 2021

"Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate." Mark 10:9