The Best Blessing of my life~~~
I know its Valentines Day~~ a time of romance, flowers,candy,flowers~~~Cards expressing Love and Care for each other, but for me~~it is truly a day of being Grateful in so many ways! As I reflect back over the years and all the major Health Scares I had~~I give THANKS to the LORD for my still being here--alive and able to laugh, cry, fuss, and simply be with my fantastic Husband!
We met the 2nd weekend of Sept. 1973~~~yes, I know there are much younger ones out there who see that year and think--"When was that, and Wow, she must be really OLD!" Well, yes we are both Older, but when I pause and go back to the exact moment we met----it seems like just a few moments ago, as I was with a group of High School Girl pals and walking through the grounds of a large Chili Cookoff. One of them mentioned something about 'Look at that bunch of good-looking guys over there" and when I turned--there He was!!
They were a bit cautious about walking up to meet these guys and all I could say was, "I would really like a sample of Chili" and off I went. Of course there He was when I walked up to ask for a sample of Chili and we started talking~~as if we had known each other forever. Two hours passed and it was time for me to re-connect with my friends, I gave him the phone number of where I was staying and we both agreed to see each other at a dance planned later that night.
The dance came and went-I never saw him and got up early the next morning, heading back home. My friends told me later they had a very "early morning" phone call from some guy who was looking for me!! He finally convinced them of who he was and they gave him my home number.
I recall my Mom asking me about my weekend and I told her "I met this guy, very nice and he had the happiest SMILE I had ever seen!" She listened quietly, said nothing and within a couple of hours, the phone rang and YAHOO--it was Matt!! We arranged to go out the following weekend and as our first date came to a close, I asked him "Why did you want to go out with me?" He looked at me, no stumble-just complete assurance and said, " Cause I think I love you!"
We dated for 1 1/2 years--he proposed to me on Christmas Eve, 1974 and we married on April 26th, 1975!! My Mom told me shortly after we met that she knew I had met the man I would spend the rest of my Life with!
I don't feel our meeting was an accident~~~about three weeks before I met Matt,one day I put my head down and went to The Lord in prayer---I asked him to "Please" bring me a Man who would Love me for the person I am, someone who would respect me and Love me Forever........
My Prayer was answered.....I hope we grow very Old together, and I could not begin to imagine my Life without him.......
Blessings to all on this day...