Friday, February 20, 2009
I'm playing along with a flashback Friday of my husband and I's first date. It was July 14th, 1996 we were at Moody Bible Institute on a youth conference for the week. It was the second day of the conference and about 1400 students were outside waiting for the meeting to start. My friends and I were goofing around doing 2 person cartwheels what can I say we were in Highschool. When we had stopped we decided that we wanted to "meet" people. That is when I saw J. He had his head completely shaved and he looked like Mr. Clean. He was so loud and tons of people were around him, I knew at that moment I was going to marry him. I know sounds crazy, I didn't even know his name or anything else about him. I said to my friends lets go meet that group of people. I really just wanted to meet him. My guy friend, Micah, had meet him and a couple of his friends a few weeks ago in Colorado at a different conference. I was so glad and Micah introduced us and we talked for HOURS outside. There was another girl that was seriously hanging on him and I thought she was his girlfriend but he kept talking to me and asking questions. He actually pulled out a small piece of paper with all his information on it and handed me a blank one and asked for mine. It was pretty funny. Then the girl left with her youth group and came back about an hour later and was kind of mad that we were still talking she said something like, "Why don't you two just get married." J put his arm around me and said, "Ok and we're having 52 kids." I chuckled because it was an inside joke with us already. She gave us the strangest look. We eventually figured out that one of his good friends went to summer camp with one of my good friends and that evening was our first "date" the four of us walked downtown Chicago on Lake Shore Drive. We always say our first date was on LSD :) We actually got engaged downtown Chicago too. What can I say we love that town! We've now been married a little over 9 years and have 4 great kids. God is so good. I just knew when I saw J he was the one.