Our younger daughter (Girly~Whirly) and some friends are hosting a baby shower for our older daughter (Girly~Twirly), so I'll be flying out after work. I wanted to be sure to still join in on Ms. Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday fun...
So here it is... E is for 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 my Handsome Honey is!
(one of our engagement photos)
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 my school nights that he wasn't on shift. (At the time, he was an Air Force firefighter/EMT and they worked every other day and on his 6th day off, they had 3 day break...)
December 1980, he flew home to spend Christmas with family in Hawaii.
After he came back to New Mexico, around the first part of January, he had a ring! I was a wee bit surprised!
I mean...I really, really, really liked him, but wow! that was pretty fast! :o)
***Let me *pause* to give you my Handsome Honey's story of 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 my Handsome Honey, so when he went back to his barracks, he prayed for a wife... "...blond, blue-eyed... (Yeah! I am NOT blond nor blue-eyed! :o)
...but then my Handsome Honey 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...
(another engagement photo)
My Handsome Honey 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... the two of us thought we were so grown up and ready!...and at that time, thought "how unreasonable Dad was!") Now, of course, both of us see that Dad was very reasonable! (For goodness sakes, we were mere babes and we knew each other less than a month!)
So...I gave the ring back and it wasn't until Oct 1981, when my dad was retiring from the Air Force and we were moving to Wisconsin that he allowed me to accept the ring. (We think his thinking on that was with us moving away, we might not stay engaged....after all, there isnt the convenience of cell phones, facebook, skype, and whatever else there is now-a-days to keep in constant communication with).
But here we are...almost 30 years later...together more years than the years we had not known each other! ...by the grace of God...so blessed!
Still working on more orders for Christmas and I do like to be sure that I do not post an order before they have been given to the recipient.
But am able to share this local order that was delivered.
Thank you Ann for ordering this one to display in your Coffee Cafe of your Hill House logo.
And thank you for the delicious coffee, quiche and other yummy treats that you sell and serve there.
I am so Excited to be flying up to see all our three kids...I'll be posting some photos of the fun times there...at Girly~Twirly's baby shower...at Girly~Whirly's birthday...and just hanging out with our girls, son Heartbreaker, son-in-law Dr. Awesome, and future son-in-law Dr. Amazing. :o)
Thank you for stopping by and for your comments!