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.