Saturday, February 18, 2012
"How'd You Meet Your Hunny?" linky party!
Oh, how I love me a linky party!! And with this fairly new-ish blog on the block, it is always a good way to get new people to come check you out! AND I get to talk about my best buddy and husband?! Even better!!
I actually met my husband for the first time when he was 5 and I was 4, because my mom was his Kindergarten teacher!! But I don't really remember him from then. I do remember another little boy from his class that I had a crush on, one that hubby actually got paddled by my mom for hitting up the side of the head with a metal cash register! *hee hee*
I remember him a few years later as there was a puppet show at my mom's school the day I happened to get to go to work with her (which usually only happened when my school--in another state--had a day off, and hers didn't). There was one actor controlling a puppet that acted super silly, and I remember Mom being surprised that Chris was the one manning the puppet!
Fast forward many years later, and I was selling Mary Kay. I did a couple of 'parties' for members of Chris' family, including his first cousin, who was a good friend. She and her aunt, who I had worked with as a substitute teacher (in the same school where mom had taught Chris, incidentally) a couple of years before, started talking about how they needed to fix me up with him next time he was in town. "Oh, you'd be perfect for each other!" they declared! I agreed half-heartedly, but I was seeing a fella from out of town at the time and didn't pay too much attention to them.
A few months passed, and Chris' cousin called me to tell me he was going to be in town at a family picnic, and wouldn't I come by?? I planned on it, but it so happened that THAT was the day I moved from my super-cute garage apartment to my parents' newly purchased 70s styled palace, where I was to live and pay them rent until they moved back to town--win/win situation in their eyes, but I HATED leaving my apartment! I was depressed and didn't want to go anywhere. "You can wear my wife's clothes!" and "You can shower at our house!" were the cries my brothers-in-law declared, for they weren't too fond of the fella from out of town that I was dating. I still wouldn't agree, so we didn't meet that night. His cousin did, however, give him my phone number.
In the meantime, guy from out of town and I decided to go our separate ways. Chris called, and we talked on the phone about 4 hours the first time we talked!! We set up a date for the following weekend. The night of the first date, we went out to eat at Applebee's, and while looking at him across the table, a voice in my head said,"You're going to marry this man!" I scoffed at the thought, since I had just gotten out of relationship and wasn't looking for another one. By the end of the second date, I came home and told my cat, Francie,"We're gonna marry him!"
The rest is pretty much history! We were engaged about 2 months after we met and married 9 months and one day after we were engaged! 13 years and 3 children later, we're still going strong!! I can't imagine my life without him, and am so blessed to have found a Godly man with which to partner and parent! I'm very glad that I listened to GOD on that first date when He told me that I was going to marry him! <3
Here we are this past summer!!