Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Remembering our first date... on our 14th anniversary!

There once was this guy. I didn't know him, but I did know of him. What I knew was not much; just that he was 'tall and good looking' nothing more, nothing less. Then I started talking to him on the phone. See, I was not trying to meet someone, but hey, meeting 'guys' was always a good thing at that age so I really didn't mind. I would call him pretty much every day. Not to talk to him although I didn't mind one bit. But since I am a good friend and a friend would ask if I would call and see what the love of her life was doing and if he wanted to talk to her. See this love of her life, well he liked to sleep so most of the time when I would call he would be sleeping, or that is what I was told. So we can't waste a good phone call so I would talk to this 'tall good lookin' guy and I got to know him pretty well. He seemed sweet and he seemed to know what he wanted and he was working towards that in life. Somehow I was falling for this 'tall and good lookin' guy that I had never seen. The first time I had the chance to meet him; I was not able to go. I don't remember why, I just remember being so sad and kind of mad that the meeting would have to wait. The phone calls didn't have to wait and we talked more and more, I'm sure only costing a small fortune. All that didn't matter at the time, still doesn't. What matters here is that I was getting to know someone and I wanted to get to know him more and more each and every time I spoke to him. See what I didn't know was that he had gotten a 'sneak peak' at me, not one of my best pictures, but he had seen what I looked like, well kind of anyhow! It seemed like we talked for ages before it was time to finally meet. O boy, do I remember that day, the day I first laid eyes on him, that 'tall and good looking' guy. I was then 'in love' with what I saw! I had already been falling for him on the phone and really at that point I think that he could have looked however and I still would have had feelings for him. So when I laid eyes on that 'tall and good looking' guy, I really liked what I was seeing! He was sitting or leaning against his car, just kickin back waiting for the love of his life to show up. No really, waiting for some teen girls to make sure they "look good" before finally making it out to the parking lot where they wait. I know I loved what I saw, but how did he feel about me? Well, I wasn't sure but I sure did want to find out. So we as a group talked and messed around. I wanted to get closer and see if there was something there. I jumped at the chance and hopped up on his back and he carried me all around. It felt right. My heart was racing, it felt good, and I felt I was where I needed to be, right where I was supposed to be. Did he feel the same? I wouldn't know right away, see we needed to figure it all out still. Being young isn't always easy! So we did some group dates with said friend and the man of her life (they would later marry) and her sister, my best friend. We always had a blast and there was something definitely there. Soon we would go on our first 'real date' just the two of us. I think we will both remember that date for as long as we live, maybe even longer. See, looking back at it now, I see that God has ALWAYS had His hand in our relationship. That first date that we went on could have had a horrible ending before it ever really started. See we were going to go see a movie, what movie you want to know, well I can't even remember I think I was still to freaked out to even take in the movie. We had stopped and picked up our tickets, since it was a movie that everyone was going to see, and there weren't nearly as many movie theaters around we got our tickets long before the movie was to start. We had time so we were going to go somewhere and just hang out and talk, get to know one another a bit more. We were on our way to that place when it almost happened. We were almost in what would have been a horrible car crash. It was bad as it was, but it could have been so much worse. See this is where God puts his hand down and says that we are not to be going to the hospital or morgue that day. There was a car in front of us that was going to turn left; the car behind us didn't see our tail lights since the sun was on them. I remember is 'tall and good lookin' putting his hand across me and telling me to hold on. I didn't even have time to take it all in and I could hear crashing and see car parts flying. I was waiting for the car to move, to be smashed at that point, it never happens. Instead I see 3 or 4 cars that have been crunched up and spun in every direction. Us in the middle of it untouched. Wow. Thankfully everyone that was involved also walked away, but not as untouched as us, how that car didn't smash into us or us get hit by flying parts, well that couldn't have happened without the hand of God right there covering us, protecting us. We still went and hung out for a bit and made it safely to our movie. It was a great date, definitely one that won't be forgotten. A start to a great friendship, to a great marriage, to a great life of togetherness. Who could ever ask for more?

Today is our 14th Anniversary, I could not have asked for a better man to spend my life with. My man is amazing! Thank You Honey for everything you do for us! I Love You more than you will ever know!


  1. What a great story Tammy! I am so happy for you guys! Happy Anniversary!!! :)

  2. Wow! I didn't know any of this. What a story! Anyone who meets you both can see what you guys have together, it is very special. Happy Anniversary!