Monday, September 20, 2010

Today I Met the Boy I Was To Marry....



As a freshman in college in 1990, I was bound and determined to find my place. Chi Omega became my sorority and I was thrown into a group of 52 pledge sisters. Chi O was great, but my heart wanted more. In high school I enjoyed being in Bible Studies, EYC, and Young Life. My best friend and I started searching for a college ministry we could enjoy. The first week of classes, we visited several ministries around campus.
Thursday night rolled around and we went to another meeting. F is always running a little late, so we sat at the back of the auditorium. We settled in our seats and I spit out my gum and put it in a scrap of paper from the program. A group of young guys filtered in late and sat behind us. The cutest one leaned forward and asked if I had an extra program. I responded with a sarcastic tone that he could have the program that I had used for my gum. He became intrigued. Afterwards, he found me and told me to find him before I left. His sweet smile and Polo plaid shirt were emblazoned in my mind forever.
That fall we started dating but we did not become serious until January 1991. Several break-ups ensued and many tears were cried. I always knew I would marry him! Today is the day we met TWENTY YEARS ago! I can hardly believe it. Tonight I am surprising my sweet husband with dinner out. I am thankful for the love he has showed me, the way he has strengthened my faith, the way he blesses us every single day. I am truly blessed!

20 comments:

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

what a cute story!!! thank you for sharing. i always love to hear how people met!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

What an adorable story, thanks for sharing!

Imjustagirl said...

So sweet!! Enjoy your night out together!!

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Very very sweet! We never forget the days we first met our life love! Thank you for sharing.

mFw said...

Such a great story!!! I love the picture!!! Congrats!!

sparrowsandsparkles said...

what a sweet story! congrats :)

Donna said...

Yes, a very sweet story...fun!!

Annie said...

That is an adorable story! I knew we were meant to be friends - Chi Omega! :)

Love Being a Nonny said...

I LOVE a LOVE story!! Aren't you SO proud that you have been together so long???!!!

Cute picture!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I love LOVE this story! Totally made my day reading it. It just goes to show (me) that you never know when Mr.Forever is standing right behind you. Have a fabulous evening with your sweetheart!

mama k said...

So sweet! Love the story...and the picture :)
Have fun tonight!

Travelbugmom said...

Great idea to share your story!! Hubs and I met in college on Sept. 14th [a few days ago] THIRTY ONE years ago!!!

OH MY!!

Your hubby is lucky!

Town and Country Mom said...

Sweet story! Have a great time tonight!

mommyofthree said...

Wow! I met my husband my first day of college in August of 1990! I knew I would marry him too. Congratulations to you!

Summer Wind said...

So cute! have a great night!

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

you inspired me for today's post... http://howimetyourfatherblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/today-i-met.html

Mom on the Run said...

I'm smiling because I have a similar story...only it will be 30 years ago in three weeks. And we also had the many breakups and tears part...I always say that DOTR was a terrible boyfriend but a wonderful husband!

Preppy Sue said...

OMG, that's great! Same story here! My husband and I met in December of 90 as college freshman too!

bevy said...

What a wonderful story... And you two have not changed a bit. You are still as cute now as you were then!

Tickled Pink And Green said...

Love that cute story and the darling picture!