Was it love at first site? or did it take a little longer…
Let’s travel back to the day we met our spouse.
Is there such a thing as like at first sight? LOL. I first met Hubby through our youth group – I was 17, he was 16. He was in a serious relationship at the time. I was not interested in him at all, but I do remember thinking, “I’d like to marry a guy like that someday.” He was cute, friendly and very respectful of the girls in the youth group.
Our group went on a mission trip the summer after my Senior year and we became fast friends on the trip- he was very funny and a little crazy :o) He & his long-time girlfriend broke up as soon as the trip was over. I was too busy drooling over another guy in our youth group to care, but that next Sunday there was a group of girls crowded around Jason’s dad wanting to know if it was true, is he really available? Our youth minister got a kick out of it and created tickets for “A Date with Jason”. We ran with it & came up with all these silly “date” ideas like washing his car LOL. We decided to test some of them out & that’s when I realized that I might like him more than just a friend. That just complicated things and made it painful to watch him date one of my close friends. Something happened, although I don’t remember what, and we ended up not speaking to each other for several months.
Fast forward to the summer after his Senior year. It’s the week before VBS and we are all at the church building putting in long hours of preparation. We started talking to each other & having fun again. Everyone but the two of us realized that we were perfect for each other, so our friends Jeff & Kama invited us to go out with them after the last night of VBS ( not as a couple, just to hang out) . It ended up being too late because Kama had a very strict curfew, so they went home and Jason & I went to his house. Someone had rented The Princess Bride so we decided to watch it. It was a romantic movie, we held hands, and that was the end of “just friends”. We were engaged 3 months later, and we’ll celebrate our 15th anniversary in October.
[I didn’t know this until several months later, but during that prep week Jason told his friend BJ that he was going to marry me.]
I know you have a great story to tell about how you met your spouse, so run on over to Annie’s and share it!
Click on the photo to see full size – were we just babies or what??