Thursday, April 22, 2010

How I Met My Husband

This week on Kellly's Korner: Show Us Your Life we are all sharing our wonderful stories of how we met our husbands. Let me start this story by telling you I always thought I would go to college, meet the man of my dreams, and be married by the time I was 21, or at least graduate then shortly after get married. Well, that didn't happen. I was an interior design major with a minor in architecture, so I was surrounded by guys in the architecture building. I just knew that was where I was going to meet him. I attended church regularly and thought for sure I would meet him there. Well, that didn't happen either. I graduated, moved to Dallas and worked at a high end residential design firm. I went to the "right" places and knew the "right" people, but it wasn't happening. I was a member of one of the largest Baptist churches, Prestonwood Baptist, in Dallas with a HUGE singles ministry. Everyone was looking for Jesus and a husband! =)
One weekend I was in my home town, Wichita Falls, and I had given up on guys. I went out that night with two of my best friends to a bar. Yep, a bar. That is where I met my now husband. Let me first tell you, he approached me and we talked. I asked him who he was with and just so happened he was with guys I had known almost my entire life. Guys I knew, liked, and trusted. Turns out I had known his older brother for years, I just never knew he had a little brother.

Well, I lived in Dallas and he lived in Wichita, and it was hard but we made it work. It forced us to decide if we were serious or not. And I was not about to drive 2-1/2 hours every other weekend to see him if he wasn't serious. But, after dating him for a month I knew he was the man I was going to marry. We dated for 9 months, engaged for 7 months and have been happily married for two and a half years. And one 15 month old later we are still fabulous!

I always remember my Mother saying I did not need to go to places like that and that I was going to meet my husband in church. Well, it looks like God had other plans because I met a nice, Christian man at a bar.


Heather said...

I am cracking up about the bar stuff!
God does have a plan and it's neat to see how your story unfolded!! Thanks for sharing, you have a beautiful family!

Jenn said...

Haha that is too funny! I also met mine at a bar who turned out to be a good Christian man ;) Funny how God has a plan for all of us and it always turns out to unfold better than what we expected! You & your hubby look so happy :)

Jessica said...

Hi! I'm visiting from Kelly's blog!! Cute Story!! I'm just about to graduation college and I had the same visions you had, that I would find a man at college- yeah, that didn't happen! And I have definitely told myself that I wouldn't find what I was looking for in a bar downtown, haha good to know there is hope in those places!
Have a good weekend (:

Brittany said...

Haha!! I always say God certainly does have a sense of humor ;-)
You two are the cutest!!

Angela said...

SO funny!!! What an adorable couple!! Love the story! Cute blog!!!

Kristen said...

Visiting from Kelly's Korner - that is such a cute story! It always happens where and when you least expect it, right?! I took a peek around and LOVE your wedding bouquet. I'm a florist so it takes a lot for me to say that...but yours was gorgeous!!!

C R said...

Love the story. My mom keeps giving my brother grief about looking in bars for the right one. My brother is saved, but not quite walking the straight and narrow. I have told her we need to pray for a girl that will facilitate the relationship between herself/God/my brother because he finds goodie-two-shoes a little boring.

Gwen said...

I like your momma ;)