Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Feeling Sentimental

I don't know if it is this pregnancy, or Valentines Day coming up that is making me feel a bit sappy, but I thought ...."Hey, why not share a little tid bit about how I met my husband" So, I hope you join me on my little stroll down memory lane.

Brian and I met at Vacation Bible School in Pennsylvania: the year was 1990. I had just turned 16 and he was still 15 (*gasp*). It was one of the last nights of VBS and we were having a shaving cream war outside the church. Brian got me real good..I think in the face, and I smacked him as hard as I could....I definitely never expected him to call me the next evening!

We were kind of an on again off again thing all through highschool, college, Marine Corps... I think we both knew that we would marry though. So, on May 9th, 1998, about three months after I had finished my Marine stint, we married in the same Church my parents had married in (they met at 16 as well!).

It is hard to believe that I have known Brian for almost half my life!! Looking back, even over all the hard times and terrible choices I have made in my life...I can see the Lord's hand guiding and protecting the whole way. We have come so far in our relationship, and the discerning moment was when we finally, about 6 years ago, rededicated our lives to the Lord. Yes, there are still hard times, but it is sweeter knowing we are both looking to God and reaching for the same prize. Instead of trials creating rifts between us, it unifies us -even more as we lift each other up with a love only God can give. So, as some look back on those early dating years with a yearning for what once was sweet, we excitedly leap forward knowing that as we grow in the Lord every year is truly sweeter than the one before. I truly love him more today than I EVER have.

This was the house I spent almost my entire childhood and all of my teenage years in. Brian took this picture for me when he went back to the states this past December. Looks like they are doing some work on it, but it pretty much looks the same as it did when I was growing up.
This was Brian's house. He lived just a couple of minutes away from my house.

We would meet on our bikes under this bridge which was about halfway between my house and his. I know, how cute, we would ride our bikes together :)
So, what's your story?


Karen said...

Heather...I really enjoyed hearing how you and Brian met and married! I didn't know you'd been in the Marines too! And your 4 things quiz was really interesting and fun too!



Jamie said...

HOW neat..Love the snow! :) my story way too long to publish ;)

Gina said...

awwwwww! I loved your story! What a blessing...and it kinda sounds like our story ;) I'll have to tell you all about it one day!

Free In Christ said...

That was fun to read, somewhat like my husband and mine. We were friends forever, then one day we got married. I'll have to tell my story sometime in my blog.

Heather said...

Thanks ladies :) I appreciate you taking the time :)