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Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Photo Flashback

Friday Photo Flashback

Alicia is hosting a Friday Photo Flashback. I wanted to join in this week. We all have tons of pre-digital photos sitting in albums, laying in boxes, heaps and piles somewhere... I've started scanning in old photos, so this was a perfect time to join in the fun and share flashes of my past with you all!
This is my husband and I at Disnelyand, shortly after we met, over 12 years ago!
I was 14, he was 15 about to turn 16. We met at Magic Moutain, Ca. and became pen pals.
Crazy, I know!
He was always very chivalrous.
We never dated, but were "friends". Though he knew the moment he met me at 15 years old that I would be his wife. I thought we was crazy, and possibly a psycho axe murderer...
plus we was in the marching band. A "band geek". I was an athlete. The too "cool for school" jock. Plus we lived in different cities...
He moved to my city to go to college, and to secretly be closer to me. He was 17 when he started college. I was 16. But the fact that I was still a "high schooler" kinda freaked him out. It just was not our time yet....
Finally, SEVEN years after we met, the time was right, and we started dating. A year and a half after we started dating, we were married.
That's the short version. There's a lot more to it. Drama.
I love our story though. Mainly because it's "our" story.

But also, because one of my favorite love stories in the bible is that of Jacob and Rachel.
Jacob fell instantly in love with Rachel at the well where he met her. He then worked for 7 years for her Father, his Uncle, in order to marry her. Then... drama. But in the end, he was able to marry Rachel, after another 7 years of hard work.

Although my husband didn't have to labor for over 14 years for my hand in marriage, he did pursue me for over 7 years, with the hope that one day I would be his bride. That was hard work too! I had ZERO interest! Plus, all the drama.
But here we are, almost 4 years into our marriage, 12 years after we met, happily married!
In the end, he got the girl, and I got my prince!
Really, it's a great love story.
Like that of Jacob and Rachel.
Complete with lots of juicy drama.
Which I'll save for another day.
Here we are 12 years later.
Happily married. Madly in love.