Thursday, August 24, 2006

A Brief Timeline

August 1995 - A friend tells them each about the other. She is dating someone else, he lists 'wife' on his 30th birthday wishlist.

September 1995 -
Her break-up is done and they correspond back and forth. Eventually she drives 2 hours for a visit. He is not 500 pounds with volcaneous fissures on his countenance as she figures any male of 30 who works in a church and is not married must be (she has been to the youth events - she knows they are meat markets for the youth leaders and there was nothing ever there that she wanted to 'buy').

Infamous Quote:
Him (shakes her hand as she is getting in the car): Well, you'll be hearing from me.
Her: I didn't realize I was interviewing.

First Official Date: Her grandfather's brother's Memorial Service and Country Club reception.

Christmas 1995: He meets her grandparents and gives her a stuffed bear (it's cuter than it sounds) inducing this...

Classic Gram quote: He is so cute and seems to really like you... and this bear he gave you is nice too.

February 1, 1996: They are engaged!

August 24, 1996: The wedding

Ever Since: The marriage

Happy 10th Anniversary TDH!!

13 comments:

Songbird said...

Congratulations!! All the best for the coming years to both of you.

Kathryn said...

Oh, will smama....it's ours too. 21 years for us, though rather more of a struggle than yours I fear. But we hang on by the grace of God!
Happy Anniversary...have a lovely day and many many lovely years.

Quotidian Grace said...

Happy Anniversary! Best wishes, too, for your future together.

Linda (FM) said...

Congratulations!

ppb said...

Congrats! (You really went to a memorial service for a date?)

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary!

Listing Straight said...

Congratulations...
I hope that you have had a celebration-filled day...

carlo-22 said...

Congratulations on your 10th year! Wishing you the best. Hope you have another 100 years together, make that a whole lifetime. Once again congratulations, open the wine!!!

Questing Parson said...

Happy Anniversary to you both.

Purechristianithink said...

Many Happy Returns!!

will smama said...

Thanks all for your well wishes. Except for eating WAY too much movie popcorn we had a wonderful time.

revabi said...

Happy, Happy anniversary! What a beautiful timeline.

Emily said...

I always love "how they met" stories. Thanks for sharing!

Happy Anniversary!