Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Marriage Monday--The Crazy Way We Met

1st Monday Every Month at Chrysalis
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Today I am participating in Marriage Mondays at Chrysalis. Thanks to Kim at The Bitter Ball for cluing me into this one.

The topic for this month is The Crazy Way We Met. To tell the story, I have to go back in time to even before Hubby and I met. I grew up in the mountains of Tennessee and then moved to the northern suburbs of Chicago with I got out of college. My brother knew Hubby from church. They were both interested in the same woman (another church member) and were at that time mortal enemies. It turned out, she wasn’t interested in either of them but that’s another story. So then they became friends. He started hanging out at my parents’ house and I think they “adopted” him.

The summer of 1992, I went home to visit for July 4th. Mom said that Hubby might come over because she had been talking about me and he wanted to meet me. MOM!!!!!! Ok, whatever. On Saturday, he came and helped my Dad mow the lawn and Mom invited him to have dinner with us. No biggie.

On Sunday, we sat together at church and then went hiking with a friend of mine. We had a lot of fun together. My friend said, “I think he likes you”. On the way home, he asked me to go to see a movie with him, Patriot Games. “Sure” I said. I think he almost fainted. So it went through out the week. I think we saw each other at least every other day.

Saturday came and was July 4th. Mom was having a cookout for the youth group so we all helped with that and then we went to see the fireworks. Something about those fireworks. I think they were magical. After the fireworks, we sat and talked for a long time. He leaned over and gently kissed me. I said, “you know, long distance relationships don’t work out”. And I kissed him back.

Spring 1993 came and we were engaged. Winter of 1994 came and we were married. So 16 years later, I must admit I was wrong. J


Kim said...

I think I read this book. Just kidding. But it does sound like something that would happen in a romance novel... falling for the brother's best friend.

Very sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Kim @ TheBitterBall

Connie Marie said...

I enjoyed reading the story of how you got together. Aren't Mom's just great? Thanks for joining MM!

May God continue to bless your marriage and life.

e-Mom said...

You tell a wonderful story! I enjoyed this. It's interesting how an innocent kiss (and fireworks) often seals the deal!

Thanks for joining us for Marriage Monday this month, Jen.

Blessings, e-Mom @ Chrysalis

Peculiar said...

How neat is your story, so innocent and sweet. Just seemed like everything just happened right as planned. Blessings to you.

Jennifer in OR said...

Go Mom!! And bro!! What a sweet storybook story. :-)

God bless your marriage and family always,


Mama Zen said...

Awww! Chalk one up for Mom!

Momo Fali said...

Fireworks, July 4th...summer in general...what a great time to fall in love!

Laurie said...

Awwwwwww See, there's the difference between you and me...FINALLY...something different. ROFL My brothers would come home and say, "Don't you EVER go near my friends! They do not treat girls well."

Sweet story Jen!!