Saturday, August 23, 2008

How I Met My Superman ~ Sunday Scribblings

I don't believe there are "accidents" when it comes to meeting people.  I believe there are "divine appointments".  

I was just 18 years old when I met my husband, a.k.a. "Superman".  He actually lived in the same neighborhood as I did.  But, we met at a church more than 30 miles away. His parents had met my Pastor (another amazing story) when I was in High School and they started attending our church every once in a while.  I got to know his Mom a little bit and usually chatted with her briefly when I saw her.  I found out that they lived in our neighborhood which was one of those "small world" moments since the church was in another city.

If I saw them outside when I drove by, I would wave hello.  One day, their youngest son came home from the Air Force.  I would see him in their driveway waxing his car all the time.  I would wave, but he rarely noticed and had no idea who I was.  I started to get a crush on him.

I actually wrote a note to my best friend that year, that I wished he would notice me and ask me to the prom.  I told her that we would then fall in love and I would be Mrs. G. and we would have three children.  It was all fantasy of course!

A year after I graduated from High School, I had moved on and gotten over my little crush. I was sitting in church and noticed him walk in and stand at the back of the room.  I had never seen him close up.  He looked a little bit nervous about walking in, so I got up and asked him if he would like to sit with my parents and I.  I was just being neighborly!  :)  We walked out into the hall and started talking.  After several minutes of conversation, he asked me for my phone number so we could go out sometime.  I was really surprised and gave it to him expecting him to call in a few days or maybe a week later.

When we got home from church, the phone was ringing.  Guess who it was?  He asked if I'd like to go out that night.  I said yes and then he asked me for directions to my house.  I laughed and said "well, you pull out of your driveway, turn right and then make your second left, my house is on the left!"  He had no idea I lived in his neighborhood, or that I already knew his parents, or that I used to wave hello when I saw him outside!  He was there within five minutes to pick me up.

We went on our first date that night and had a wonderful time.  The next morning as I was getting ready for work, he arrived at my door with roses in hand and wearing his Deputy Sheriff's uniform (I love a nice uniform!).  He had worked the night shift after our date and came to my house after work.  I was hooked! Our second date was that night, and we went out again the night after that...  We were inseparable from then on and were engaged within six months.  We got married two years later and we have three children. 


Jennifer Hicks said...

sounds like a really romantic guy!

Granny Smith said...

Sometimes the second time is the charm! I wish you, your husband and your three children continued happiness.

Karla said...

That's cool. I'd never heard your story. It's neat that your mom met your dad when he was working on a car and you first noticed him while he was out washing his car.

Karla said...

I just posted my story on my blogspot.

Jamey said...

Love the story, I have an award for you, come get it on my blog!

Terrie said...

Cars and great guys do seem to go hand in hand. :o)

Terrie said...

ok a new tag
The Tag
Jot down 5 of your favorite quotes from the various books you’ve read. If you don’t have the books with you now, Googling (Wikiquotes and the like) can be used to find them. Tag five people and acknowledge the person who tagged you.

Goodnight, Mom said...

Hey there! What a great story! You and your Super Man!!!

By the way, I took your link and changed my blog! I LOVE it!!!

Thanks for the tip!

May I help you?

Super Man and I at Jamestown Island


Our 2 Giant Schnauzers and our Mini Schnauzer (Smokie) hanging out in my office. Notice Smokie rules over the big ones.