Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sweet Sixteen

Sixteen years ago on this date I had my very first date with the man I would end up marrying about a year and a half later.

THE NIGHT WE MET


I had been single for a couple of years and when I started 'chatting' with this prince on the Christian dating site that I was 'trying out' I figured, what the heck.  It's all in fun.


But apparently this guy wasn't just playing around.  He meant business.

I had been to an all-day training session in Baltimore, Maryland for my job and the plan was to check into Frederick's Hampton Inn on the way home and there I would meet up with my two friends (who would protect me in case this dude was a night stalker) and my mystery guy whom I had just met online the month prior.  We had talked on the phone.  A lot.  I'd be very disappointed if he turned out to be a dud, because I liked him just by his voice alone.  We had become good phone friends.

I was frazzled from the drive and the wet, windy weather....  but hoped I didn't look too awful for our first meeting.

Tap. Tap. Tap.  On his door....

And then.

He opened it.

First a hearty 'hello' and a big pearly white smile.  Then a peck on the cheek.

He had me from hello....

Happy Anniversary of our first meeting big G!

THEN

... AND NOW

Little G here...  with some food for thought.  Out of the sixteen years you and dad have been together, I've been there with ya  for almost thirteen of them years.  Through thick an thin.  Demanding food.  And belly rubs.  And walks.  What would your life have been like without me?  


6 comments:

S. J. Qualls said...

What a romantic story. Glad you two found each other!

Ginny Hartzler said...

You guys are a perfect couple. A romantic couple. And a beautiful couple. Happy anniversary, you two crazy kids!! Awww, Gracie, you just make all of us so much happier!

TARYTERRE said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. Gracie they love u too.

betty said...

You were just as cute as a couple then as you are now!! What a wonderful story and a great ending to it! Happy anniversary of that first date! (I still remember the day of our first date back on 09/13/1979 :)

Gracie you look remarkably well for being as old as you are!! What is your secret?

betty

Theresa said...

Sweet story and a happy life together:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Mildred said...

Sweet story and you two are an inspiration. Still as beautiful as always. Gracie, you look fabulous, too.