Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Engagement..."to be or not to be?"

...I mentioned a little bit about this
on my very first blogging post "A little Bit about Me"...

Let's see...the thing that you have to catch in this story, is what a fast worker Mr. B is!

~engagement photo~

We met in November 1980.  I was 16, he was 18. (I was a Senior in High School. Both our birthdays are in December).  We would go out on the Friday or Saturday nights that he wasn't on shift. And he was at our house during the school nights that he wasn't on shift. (He was an Air Force firefighter-and they worked every other day and on his 6th day off, they had a 3 day break..)

December 1980, he flew home to spend Christmas with family in Hawaii.

After he came back to New Mexico, he had a ring! I was a wee bit surprised! I mean, I really, really, really liked him, but wow! :o)

Let me *pause* to give you Mr. B's story to how this came about so quickly... he says he definitely knew I was the one.  Before he met me, he had gone to listen to a Christian body builder  (Bob Birdsong) speak.  During Mr. Birdsong's testimony, he spoke about how he prayed for a wife-"...blond, blue-eyed...etc."

Well, that made an impact on Mr. B, so when he went back to his barracks, he prayed for a wife-"...blond, blue-eyed...   (Yeah! I am not blond nor blue-eyed!)  ...but then Mr. B says he immediately stopped, cuz he felt that the Lord knew and had the one picked out for him. (Good thing!)

Shortly after that prayer, we met... Mr. B was very fast at declaring and saying "I love you"!

I wrote "to be or not to be?", cuz my dad promptly had me return the ring back. (Um...Mr. B and I thought we were so grown up and ready! ...and  thought "how unreasonable Dad was!")  Now, of course, both of us see Dad was very reasonable! For goodness sakes, we were so, so young and we knew each other less than a month!

So...I gave the ring back and it wasnt until Oct 1981, when my dad was retiring and we all were moving to Wisconsin that he allowed me to accept the ring.

~engagement photo~

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Blessings & Aloha!

I am so thankful for the power of prayer!
Steve, thank you for your order of this image of Jesus.
This was a gift for his wife.

This was drawn as a special "thank you" for a special person. 

18 comments:

Ana said...

This is such a beautiful story and testimony, I loved reading it. Have a blessed day♥

LV said...

Thank you for another great chapter in your book of love. I feel like I am reading a novel that has not been published. I have pictures of my son's sketches you did send in a day or so.

Sandra said...

I love this part:.."he felt that the Lord knew and had the one picked out for him." Why do we pray 'prescription' prayers? so ofter we pray: "Here's what I wantand this is how I want it done!" The Lord knows exactly what we need. (((hugs)))

Valerie said...

What a great story to treasure and pass down to your grandchildren. Patience is always rewarded ... but in the right timing.

I enjoyed reading thru your last few posts. It's always a pleasure to see your amazing artwork!

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

Thank you for sharing with us Maria, I loved reading it!

Muthering Heights said...

What a beautiful story!! :)

susan said...

What a wonderful love story and waiting on God's timing! Thanks for sharing it!

Alicia said...

I am enjoying reading these so much!! God is good!

~ RM said...

Aw, that's sucha sweet story! Isn't it funny how you 'just know'?? I played coy with my hubby when we first met (he even thought i didn't like him!) but i knew right away he was my best friend, my soul mate. ;) (and he says the same thing... it amazed me that years later, he could recall my exact outfit, down to my shoes when he first met me! I was impressed! Not many guys remember shoes!)

xinex said...

I just love reading about your love story, Maria. It is so romantic. Thanks for coming by. Did you see my new grandson?..Christine

MadeInCanarias said...

So beautiful story!

Princess Sarah said...

I love your story but I wanted to know more, what happened after that? I wanted to come, pls let me know if you write again ...
Thanks for giving your sweet comments, see you again.

His Unfailing Love

Sandy Hop said...

Hi! Stopping by from your comment on my blog. I'm so glad you found me so I could come "meet" you! Your drawings are awesome!

edshunnybunny said...

Ahhh, I see what you mean--you two were young, too! It was different back then though. That was a beautiful love story--it reminded me of mine in some ways. I am enjoying your stories. Blessings from one GA blogger to another...Kathy

Too Many Hats said...

I'm surprised your dad let you see him ever again after giving you a ring a month after meeting and at such a young age. Obviously, God had wonderful plans for the two of you though.

2003beachbunch said...

Very cute! You are so much better than blonde and blue eyed :-) I love the cross print that you did! Beautiful!

Jen said...

Isn't it funny how we think we're so old when we're in high school or early twenties? We were both 22 when we got married. I thought we were so mature. Boy, was I wrong!

Tina said...

I started with your "Union" post and then hopped around to find the rest of your story. How totally romantic and sweet! Thanks for sharing your journey.

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