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“The Crazy Way We Met.”
Our eyes met across the room.. they looked up and down, and checked each other out… from then on it was love at first sight….
well, okay, that isn’t exactly how we first met… let me see if I can remember!
It was 1993. I was in high school — seventeen to be exact. I did a lot of work for my church at that time and worked with a group of other youth. We had bonded and become great friends… so we often did things together. My friend Lauria and I were suppose to go to the University campus together to watch the new “Jesus” video that had been released. She backed out last minute and I really didn’t want to go, but there was a cute guy I knew going (he was the one who invited us)– so I decided last minute to go anyhow. My mom –yes, my mother dropped me off at his dorm room (hey it was a church friend… ) and we met a group of other people. He introduced me to a group of his friends (one of which was Mr. C-unbeknown to me), and we went to go watch the movie.
Well, the movie started, but the reel kept breaking, so they took a break. My friend, Kim (guy) got up to go and talk to some of his other friends, and his friend “Craig” came and sat down beside me. We started talking, and the movie went back on. We kept cracking jokes, because the movie didn’t work well, but he stayed beside me the rest of the movie, and ended up driving me home (I know, I know .. taking rides from strange men home… hey it was the 90’s.. and it was a friends friend.. church thing.. I thought it was safe!… didn’t think it would change my life!). He met my mom; we watched “The Sound of Music” til 3am and than he went home. I didn’t actually think I’d ever see him again, until he showed up at my door 3 days later because he lost my phone number.
I thought his name was Craig for the first 2 months we saw each other (he never corrected me, or never heard me say his name, I”m not sure lol)… until I went to his work and asked for him, and found out it was GREG!!! (boy was my face red! lol)
Needless to say, we got married almost 2 years later!
We’ve had an interesting marriage. Ups and downs. But I think that’s how God has taught us to grow. If we wouldn’t have changed and experienced life the way we have we wouldn’t have our wonderful family today. I am blessed that we have been able to work through life together and I am excited to see what God has in store for us for the rest of our lives… never a dull moment!
A funny part about our wedding/buying a house was every house we looked at had a Bible verse on the wall somewhere in the house that said
“‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”
How funny is that?
Anyhow, some thing to giggle at:
Our wedding picture. It was 2 weeks after my 19th birthday, he was 22.
Here we are at a marriage retreat; I was pregnant with Miss H.
Here we are at my brother’s wedding (unknowingly pregnant with Master P)
And here we are on my birthday… 32nd… *gulp*
a little heavier, but happy as can be with my life full of God’s blessings, and still married to the smart, happy, sweet man of my dreams.
We definitely aren’t the same kids that we were those many years ago when we got married, but Thank God for that! Marriage has never been easy, but I think taking the time to laugh at the funny things, and learn from our mistakes makes us stronger and better suited for each other. I think he -God let us marry young and stupid, so we would still love each other so many years from than.. Hard to believe so much has changed, and yet I know I love my husband more today, than the lustful way I loved him when we first got married (he had a cute bum.. what can I say?!).
Thanks for reading! 🙂