September 12, 2006

What God Has Brought Together

Barb is a wee bit curious about how we met our spouses. I'm more than happy to share how God blessed my socks off by bringing R into my life!

I was in my early 20's & had just come out of a bad relationship. Well, relationship probably isn't the most appropriate word. But, whatever you want to call it, it was over & I was not...I mean really not...interested in dating. I was trying to figure out if I wanted to change careers and move away from home. Life was just CONFUSING.

During this time, I went to a basketball game. R saw me & asked a friend about me. The friend told him I was H.'s sister (he already knew her) & that I'd never go out with him. Undeterred, he asked my sister to set us up. She politely refused. (I found all of this out much later). Two months later, I applied for a job where R was working. We started working together and became fast friends. I knew there was something completely different about him. I could share my heart with him, without fear. We joked around and enjoyed being together. He asked me out many times, but I wouldn't hear of it.

Finally, 3 1/2 months after we met, he did the unthinkable. He asked another girl out! I was secretly hoping the date would be catastrophic, even though I wasn't sure why I felt that way. I couldn't wait to ask him about it. Curiosity was getting the best of me. So, the morning after the date, I pounced on him. Our conversation went something like this:

Me: "So, how was your date?"

R: "I'm giving up on women."

Me: "Well, if you'd date a woman instead of a little girl, you wouldn't have this problem!" (Oh. Yes. I. did!)

He fell for it...hook, line and sinker. We had our first date that weekend. That was October. By Christmas, I realized it was me who had fallen. We got engaged in March, and married the next year, May 29, 1993. 13 years later, I'm still smitten.

Speaking of that...he's looking pretty cute on the sofa right now. So, I'm off to snuggle!

12 comments:

Morning Glory said...

Awww, what a sweet story. I hope the snuggle on the sofa was perfect.

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

Do I love that line! A lot of spunk in you I can see. Usually its the man with the cheesy line, but yours actually worked.....cute story.

Pamela said...

Hook, line and sinker! What a cute love story, I just love that you told him he wouldn't have a problem if he would date a "real woman". :)

Susie said...

Great story and so funny of you to say something so clever. I can never come up with a line like that. May God continue to "bless you and Randy's socks off"!

Barb said...

That conversation you two had is hysterical. I'm sure glad it worked out. And I'm really glad you're still smitten. Me too, after almost 28 years!

Kathleen Marie said...

Ha! How sweet! I can't imagine marrying someone who doesn't "snuggle". Now, if my hubby would just get home!

Shannon said...

Great story!

Jennifer said...

Great story! I got married in 1993, and I did mine, too.

Shalee said...

What a great story. Love the reverse psychology bit...

Magi said...

That was great! Thanks for sharing.

Xandra said...

I have to say that your comment about dating a woman instead of a girl sounds like a sound bite right out of my mouth! Sometimes our impetuous words get us in trouble, and sometimes they bring us the greatest rewards!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

That is such a great story! I knew I liked you...ha ha ha...BOLD!