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02 February 2007 @ 07:10 am
Q & A - #4 - "How did you meet your wife?"  
Q & A - #4 - "How did you meet your wife? (when did you know you wanted to date her)" ~ flicker2reflect  

I first met my wife nearly 9 years ago, which puts me right at 19 years old. It was a normal Sunday morning church service until one of my best friends (he would be in my wedding 4 years later) strolled up and introduced me to his new girlfriend (my future wife). I didn't know it at the time, nor was I in any way thinking, "I am so going to date his girlfriend." It just happened that way. They didn't last but a couple weeks, and a few weeks (months?) later, the Girlfriendy (copyright robbiewriter  ) and I were kicking a soccer ball back and forth one night after high school Bible study (I was a volunteer counselor at the time, which probably brings up all kinds of other issues that we won't discuss here).

Soccer turned into watching HAPPY GILMORE at her house, which turned into a 2-month stint of high school romance. And then she dumped me. Can you believe that? SHE dumped ME!

My days of depression that followed recovery time turned around quick, and my life went back to normal. But not hers. She had decided that she was going to "Work on her...wait on God" when it came to relationships, and for the next 9 months our families became good friends. Our parents played bridge together. Our families planned game nights and went out for ice cream.

Then she started pursuing me, which of course she would have to have done because she was off my radar. I was totally dating and looking to date other girls, even flirting with other girls in front of her. NOTE: The dumpee typically does not chase down the dumper (did I just call her the dumper?). She chased me down and caught me, and 3 1/2 years later, we were wed.

I remember wanting to date her that first night at the Bible study. She came up afterwards asking me all kinds of questions about my prayer journal and things changed from that point on.

I remember wanting to marry her the night years later when we had an hours-long conversation about all the dirt in our past lives. I figured, if I can talk this openly with a girl about the deepest darkest sides of me and her not flee the room with arms flailing, I might have found myself a keeper.

I had.
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queen_of_ocd: desirexdesignqueen_of_ocd on February 2nd, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing that very entertaining story. You're such a cute couple.
The Blog of Author Jonathan Stephensjonstephens on February 16th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
*Shucks*
christy_lenzi on February 2nd, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC)
I love it!
The Blog of Author Jonathan Stephensjonstephens on February 16th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
Me too!
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The Blog of Author Jonathan Stephensjonstephens on February 16th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
She's definitely a keeper, Bob.
dancewriteredenzdream on February 3rd, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
Nice story. Great pics. How sweet young love is...and tan, because young love has time to tan...:)
The Blog of Author Jonathan Stephensjonstephens on February 16th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
Tan? I guess we are pretty tan. Oh, for the good ole days...
d i a N aflicker2reflect on February 8th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
cute story. thank's for the reply =)
The Blog of Author Jonathan Stephensjonstephens on February 16th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
And thanks for the question. No question=no reply. You know?