** Warning… this may not be suitable for all ages!! Preview it before letting children read it… though I’m not sure why a child would want to read about my being a wife! 🙂
I met my husband at a bible study. That’s probably some kind of Christian cliché, but it’s still true. The only catch in our story was that I was at the bible study with my boyfriend. Uh oh! I was dating someone who, while a pretty nice guy, wasn’t going to be my forever, and we both knew it. Up to this point, I’ve had rather bad luck with guys. In my mind, and maybe the truth was that I wouldn’t have sex with them so they broke up with me. That might not be the real reason, but I had dated four or five guys over the last two years, including one I thought I would marry until he called to tell me that he had… yeah… with someone and they were “dating”. Okay… so anyway, that’s my theory and I’m sticking with it. So I’m dating this guy and we go to bible study. He knows that I think bald guys are hot (not old men! 😉 Just young, bald guys!! He also thinks it’s funny to randomly walk up to bald guys and tell them that I “like” bald guys (with goatees)… I have a type… I’m not apologizing for this. Anyway, he thought it would be funny to introduce me to this new guy at bible study who was bald with a goatee. I was embarrassed, of course, but couldn’t really stop looking at him that night, and certainly couldn’t stop thinking about him. I talked to him a little that night, but I had a boyfriend, so I did my best to just stop thinking about him.
Halloween, the boyfriend had already broken up with me, again for another girl who I assume… you know… so I was with my cousin for the annual Trunk or Treat. We would all dress up and go around to houses collecting canned goods to be given to a local food pantry. My cousin and I show up dressed as matching M&M’s… one plain, one peanut… we were (and still are) awesome! Guess who else was there… in all of his bald glory… dressed as… Stone Cold Steve Austin… a wrestler… I was not a fan of the costume, but the head and the goatee were still as fabulous as ever, so I was determined to talk to him more that night.
My cousin and I lived in a trailer near the university, and we always had people over for movies or just to hang out. So I invited him. He said yes, but later admitted that he mostly said yes because he thought my other roommate was “cute”… whatever… we will ignore this from this point forward!!
We talked on the phone a few times before the movie at my house… we watched the movie together, I walked him out to his car (he was the last one to leave), and he kissed me. It was adorable and sweet and mostly just awesome!! He even told me he was going to kiss me before he did. I’m sure I was super breazy as I told him bye and he left. I then did a huge girl freakout and ran back in the house running from room to room letting everyone know that he had kissed me!! There was much screaming happening… Hey… I was 20… 🙂
He took me to meet his parents for our second date… Talk about pressure!! He proposed to me on Easter Sunday morning… We were married on July 10, 1999. From Halloween to marriage was 8 months and 1 week. It’ll be 17 years this summer, and we are still riding this roller coaster… I’ll post more about our marriage and some of our dates as I go along, but this is the story of us… our beginning!
Welcome to my world… it’s pretty great around here!!