Marriage Monday ~”The Crazy Way We Met.”

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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

Matthew 19:5,6

‘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! 🙂

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31 responses to “Marriage Monday ~”The Crazy Way We Met.”

  1. Aww I really enjoyed reading your story.. it’s good to reflect. my dear hubby and I seem to have two different versions of how we met .. of course mine would be like the beginning of your story, eyes starring at one another across the room.. the romantic version lol. okay now the post below about being a pecker I’m off to read that now hmm can’t wait to read what it’s all about *U*. Thanks for your visit and for your comments. I surely am glad to meet another sister in the Lord..
    Aloha Lorie

  2. That was a very nice post, Amy. Thanks for sharing this love story with all of us.

  3. That was sweet, Amy. You know, I don’t think I have ever seen a pic of your husband before. You guys are a great looking couple. 🙂

  4. hehe, i don’t think many people have… i always forget to take pictures of us; mostly just the kiddos! and I don’t like taking my picture these days!

  5. Amy, yeah, I think we have a lot of similarities in our story too!

    Your post just made me smile, and your wedding photo…I felt like I was you- I was 19 too, and my husband, just 21 :-0.

    Like you my hook up to my husband was all based on superficial lust…I like his bum too! 🙂 But Christ has changed my heart, and now I love his bum, and his heart and his soul because a new love has been poured into my heart.

    So awesome how God takes our stories and messes and transforms them for His glory!

    Have a great day!
    Sheila

  6. That is sweet. Love those pics!
    Blessings,
    Angela

  7. Great story, and I love how those Bible verses showed up in every house. Loud and clear message, huh?!

  8. That is sweet. I too look back and think, “what were my parents thinking??!!” I have two girls and things will be different for them!! LOL

  9. Interesting you sand “behind” in your comment on my blog. “Behind” is what I was going to write about today! I didn’t get to read your post yet but I will tonight when I have time to enjoy it. I am sending you an email about the
    1 Corinthians verse. We are using it this week!
    Thanks a bunch and I’ll post it on the ministry blog and give you credit too!
    Have a great week.
    Hugs,Sherry

  10. Amy, your story is really sweet. God was in control wasn’t he? I’m grateful to see such a long marriage and the commitment to it, no matter what you’ve gone through. Your pictures are very nice also.

  11. That was a great read. Thanks so much for sharing.

    It was your post that made me decide to participate in my Marriage Monday! Thanks, Amy!

  12. Ohhhh, grinning broadly. You two are just SO cute together. He looks like the neatest, sweetest guy.

    Isn’t it fun to look back and remember? Thanks for sharing all your photos. And thanks for joining us for Marriage Monday, Amydeanne.

    (((Hugs))) e-Mom

  13. I enjoyed your photo story very much, thanks for sharing it. I would not even WANT to go back to the first few years of marriage now that we’ve come so far in understanding each other, yes we have come a long way from those days!

    Thanks for sharing and may God continue to bless you both daily.

  14. I know I mentioned that I noticed my Hub’s HUGE feet the first time I saw him but he has really GREAT legs too! You’re a gal after my own heart!

    Too many times, couples throw in the towel at the first bump or bumps in the road. Marriage is HARD work! Dave & I feel so blessed by God, we’re reaping the rewards of being faitfful and committed even during the days where we didn’t like each other some of the time! Let’s face it, those times are there even if some folks don’t admit it.

    Thanks for sharing your story!
    Connie

  15. I LOVE IT THAT YOU WATCHED THE SOUND OF MUSIC THE FIRST TIME YOU HUNG OUT!! that is the best! sooo fun. 🙂

  16. Oh, I loved this post and the pictures. How darling. Wow…young love!! Strong love. That’s a country song…I thing Tanya Tucker…I’m so glad your shared your story.

  17. Oh so sweet. And you guys were so cute and still just so cute. Thanks for sharing it made me smile. Happy Marriage Monday!
    Blessings, Sherry

  18. Amy, I’m so glad that God allowed your path to cross with Craig, I mean Greg! 🙂

    I loved seeing the photos you posted. May God add many more years of happiness to your marriage.

  19. What a great story! I met my husband latter in life, but am I ever glad I did! Marriage isn’t easy, but isn’t it great! I too love my husband more today then I did then! I love how God works that together! Oh how I wish more people could be blessed with a God centered marriage! Thanks for stopping by!

  20. What a great story – and what a brave soul you are – posting pictures and everything! Ha!

    Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit my blog!

  21. What a great story, Amy! And, I love the pictures you shared with us.

  22. Love your story…you got married so young! I had my first child in 1993 at age 33!!!!
    You and your hubby look great together…love your pics. God bless you!

  23. Oh, thanks so much for sharing! I loved the story and the pictures . . . just precious! The first thing I noticed is how you & Greg look so happy in each picture! May God continue to bless your marriage!

    Have a great week!

  24. Amy,
    This was a great story! I loved the pictures, too.
    Many blessings to you and your family!

  25. Thanks for sharing this beautiful story. It’s encouraging to see the way the Lord has guide and bless you in your marriage. Surely, marriages are made in Heaven 🙂

    I love your photos! May God bless you and family with lots of love, joy and every blessings. Take care.

  26. I loved reading your sweet story! Thanks so much for sharing this month.

  27. This was a fantastic post… I loved it! I enjoy seeing how God works his wonders in marriage – I mean how could two completely different people find happiness and joy together if it weren’t for some devine intervention?? 🙂

  28. Sweet story! Thanks for sharing… and visiting my site.

  29. I stopped over from Lori’s blog. Just loved reading about you and your hubby over the years.

    I have a great man myself. God is just so good isn’t He?!?

    Nice to meet ya!

    Blessings, Joanne

  30. What a great story, Lanie! Haha! I am kidding you, AMY! Did you give your son the name Craig just for a lark? When he asks where he got his name, you would have had an interesting answer. Greg must be a very patient guy to have never corrected you or very much in love with you. Thanks for sharing your story! My parents married young, so I know how much they struggled…Hats off to the two of you for sticking it out!

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