Wednesday, August 8, 2007

8 Random Facts About My Marriage

Rhen over at tagged me with this interesting marriage meme (I still don't know what meme stands for). I'd never seen one like it, so I thought I'd give it a shot!

1. My husband and I met in high school. I was 15; he was 16.

2. We married right after high school graduation (but moved in together my Junior year)

3. My husband came from a very poor family, while mine was quite "comfortable". Interestingly, he has a far better work ethic than I do. I'm still expecting that silver platter.

4. We eloped in a 7th Day Adventist church (my husbands side of the family are Adventist), and the pastor said he wouldn't pronounce us man and wife unless we admitted to being sinners for having premarital sex. WHOA. I was NOT a Christian at the time, and let me tell you I was MAD! The naughty things I said about that pastor for the next few months... Honestly, even now that I've found the Lord, I still hate the guy.

5. My husband worked two jobs and put himself through college, while I had our first daughter... AND stayed home with her. I would only see him a few hours a week, but it has paid off. He has a great career and I am STILL home with my babies.

6. When I met my husband, he had long hair, and a nose ring! I had hair past my waist and wore hippie dresses (what can I say, it was a phase). I used words like Chronic and Humboldt, and was a BIG fan of Keasey (if ya know what I mean; if you don't GOOD for you).

7. We both found the Lord with the birth of our first daughter, and drastically changed for the better. We both share the same passions, God our kids, and each other.

8. Our marriage is strong, for many reasons; but I think the best part is that we both love to have fun. We are always taking little (and BIG) adventures. We laugh at EVERYTHING, and even after nearly 12 years of marriage, we still prank call each other. We both are a bit off our rocker, and that suits us just fine... he gets me.

Ah, now after writing this, I'm going to have to go love on my husband... I'm a lucky girl!

Now, who to tag? Really Nice Day is one cool chick... I'd love to hear about how she met her hubby . Cindy is another one that I've never heard the "how we met" story. . Oh and let's throw in a guy blogger. Carl, an opinionated blogger I met over at HSB And anyone else who wants to share. Javamamma and Rachelle have great stories.. I think I'll tag you both too while I'm at it!!! ,

BTW, would someone PLEASE tell me how to do the link thingy!


Emily said...

isn't it cool that although you both didn't know the Lord...HE still picked the perfect mate for you both? I think that's cool.

and what is a meme?

Michelle said...

I have often said that I don't know how anyone can hold that newborn baby and not believe in God...see it worked! LOL (((hugs)))

javamamma said...

I'll try to get to the tag this afternoon. It's a good one, I think.

To link, here's an example
type: javamamma
then highlight it.
(I usually change the color and bold that word)

then click on the little globe-looking thing up by where you can change font, color, etc.

A popup will come up, that's where you type my web address:

Hope that helps!

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

I think "meme" might be French for list or something like that, but I'm not 100% sure.

I'll play your silly game. I'll try to post later today, so live this day in great anticipation!

Linky thing- highlight what you want to link (like "Cindy") and then up on your tool bar is something that looks vaguely like a globe with chains or something. That will pop up a new box; you type in the actual link ( and voila! You're as high tech as the rest of us! Tell me if it works; my laptop didn't offer the tool bar until I switched things up.

Chelle said...

This was a really neat meme (not sure what that means, either). I could just make a few minor changes to yours and call it mine, but I won't. lol I'll post mine later today.

Anonymous said...

I'm done with my meme.

Thank you for tagging me.

EE said...

With everything against you in the beginning...just look at you now!
Very inspiring!
I just love how God works!

Halfmoon Girl said...

I thought it sounded a lot like Rachelle's story too. Anyways, cool meme, I have 97 posts to catch up on according to my blogline thingy. I started with yours. I love to hear good things about marriages!

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

My dh and I are prank kinda people too. We are definitely weird, but we kinda grew up together. We still act juvenile...LOL

Mrs. Darling said...

Its amazing that you both got saved. So often it ends up being one or the other. What a blessing.

And how great that youve been able to stay home with the kids all this time!

Halfmoon Girl said...

well, I changed my look and messed up with my URL, so you will have to go here to visit me now: (or easier yet, just click on my little pic here)

Kimmie said...

God is so good, glad he matched you up, even before you knew who He was and what He had in store for you.

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted
*now we have a # on our adoption list-come see!

Halfmoon Girl said...

I have changed my URL: