Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fit for a sorta fairytale...

Our story is unique to some and ordinary to others.

We met in high school when our two worlds collided.  He was short and popular.  I was tall, thin, and under the radar.  He cared about old cars and well developed girls.  I cared about basketball and church youth group.  I was the type of girl who was paid off to do other people's homework.  He was the type that paid.  We weren't meant for each other.

But the seating assignment in our Algabra II class felt otherwise.  We sat close enough that I can hear him mock my hot pink converse shoes.  Close enough for him to so sweetly offer to turn in my homework assignments for me.  Close enough for me to catch him copying those homework assignments.

We began to know each other well enough that our friendship consisted of note passing.  Notes describing how great a kisser his girlfriend was, or whether or not I could hook my teammate up with him.  It was odd, but playful.  And a relationship that started every time we walked into the classroom, and ended as soon as we left the classroom.

And just days before my 16th birthday, I received a random note asking for my phone number.  A memory I will never forget.  It was the first phone number request I ever received... and the last.

Fast forward nine years and those two oddly paired friends are each other's best.  And after heartbreaks, mistakes, frustration, sorrow, and some good dose of REALITY, those two are US.

Our hearts continue to be molded to love deeper.  Our hearts are forever intertwined to be One in Him.  Our hearts are two made stronger with each other's.





And that lanky lonely basketball player is now a fuller figured, mother of many, passionate wife to the punk, hoodie wearing, Cadillac loving kid turned tender hearted, child loving, God Fearing, family man!  Which only makes for interesting adventures to come.

So our lives are fit for a sorta fairytale and her lovely Valentine Linky...

 
  

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29 comments:

  1. SO SWEET! I love this story :)

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  2. Happy Unofficial- Because-You-Weren't-Supposed-to-Be-Dating-Until -The-Breaking-Up-Waiting-Period-Wasn't-Up-Yet Anniversary-- but that's for another blog for another day. Today CELEBRATE!!!

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  3. Happy Unofficial- Because-You-Weren't-Supposed-to-Be-Dating-Until -The-Breaking-
    -Up-Waiting-Period-Was-Up- Anniversary-- but that's for another blog for another day. Today CELEBRATE!!!

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  4. I take the previous comment back (if you kindly delete my pre-previous comment)...after reviewing the "Rules for Dating a Hammer" I saw it was the Happy Unofficial- Because-You-Weren't-Supposed-to-Be-Dating-Until-You- Have-Known-Him-For-At-Least-3-Months Anniversary-- but CELEBRATE anyway!!!

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  5. beautiful pictures, you guys look like you were soulmates from the beginning! What great smiles you have together, the love flows!!!

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  6. What a great story!! Love these photos <3

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  7. Love it!! High school sweethearts who end up together....... it's one of my fav stories!!!

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  8. That is SUCH a cute story!! And it's a true one too!! You two look great together:)

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  9. that is a beautiful love story Jhen!

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  10. Beautiful! I can see the love of Christ shared between the 2 of you!

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  11. What a great story and wonderful photos. I think had my hubby and I met in HS, it would have been a very similar story as he would not have been my ideal mate. It's amazing how God works in our lives though!

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  12. Awe!!! This is beautiful! I just love this story. You two are so cute!! *love*
    Thanks for linking up!!!

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  13. I love your love story. It's beautiful.

    and you two are DROP DEAD GORGEOUS.

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  14. Our stories start out in a very similar way;0. These pictures are beautiful and this story is so sweet Jhen. God Bless you both and the new journey you are on together. You are an adorable couple;0!

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  15. Great post! I too met my husband in algebra class (he was my first boyfriend as well)!! It is such a great love story when you marry your high school sweetheart.

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  16. I came to your blog through a sorta fairytale...this story is beautiful but I must say that I looked around your blog and I am in awe of your entire story under the "Finding Grace" tab...WOW! Reading about your boys, and your internal struggles after having your daugther and just the whole story in general had me tearing up at my desk. God is awesome and it seems like He has/is doing amazing things in your life. Thank you for sharing! :)

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  17. I love your story! Maybe because hubby and I met in HS, too. Or because you guys are just too stinking adorable for words. Either or! :)

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  18. what a great story! its crazy how life works out!

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  19. Beautiful photos! I love all the colors! Especially that purple dress. Purple is my FAV :)

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  20. Adorable story. Love how things are meant to be!

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  21. Such a great love story...you're lucky to have found him early.

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  22. ahhhh.... how seriously cute is that?

    Love your story,
    love your pictures :)

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  23. I'm hosting a photo challenge & would just LOVE if you participated :]
    http://www.livinginaperrytale.com/2011/02/photo-challenge-yellow.html
    ~Angel

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  24. very cute and a great story indeed. I love that you put he was short and popular heheh

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  25. What a beautiful story! This sounds very similar to a story of a friend of mine. Wonderful and romantic!

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