Friday, April 23, 2010

Show us Your Life - How you met your husband

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner
Today we are participating in Kelly's Korner's Show Us Your Life. Today's topic is how you met your spouse.

At this time in my life, I had just graduated from college, and broken up with my college sweetheart, who ended up being a not nice guy.  Not at all.  He did some very bad things, and I was pretty certain that I wouldn't date anyone EVER AGAIN!  So dramatic for my little 23 year old self, I know, I know.  I decided that boys were trouble, and that I was perfectly happy spending time with my girlfriends, working, and visiting my family in Dallas as much as I could.  Life was great.  And then....

Hubby and I both worked for a rental car company right out of college. Hard job, long hours - but we both learned so much there. Anyway, my manager, whom became one of my dearest friends, was engaged to her college sweetheart, and, like all soon to be married girls, wanted everyone else to be getting married too. So, she had worked with Jeff before, and was telling me all about him and him all about me. I wasn't really interested in meeting anyone, I had an ugly break-up about a year prior and was not really interested in going through any of that again. But, to humor Julie, I agreed to meet him. He had a house on the other side of Houston, and she arranged for a BBQ there so we could meet. I bailed that morning. I just didn't want to go, it felt like too much pressure and I really, truly was not interested. She dropped the subject and was not thrilled with me, but she wasn't done scheming!

At the rental car branch that I managed, I did everything - including washing the cars (I know, the horrors!) I worked alone at my office, ran around there all day, and rarely took a lunch, so I was skin and bones. Literally, right under 100 lbs at 5'7. Yuck. Anyway, on this particular day, my clothes were huge (falling off really), I had ripped my blazer, and I had been rained on all day, so my naturally curly hair was HUGE! (what my husband now refers to as my 80's hair). Julie asked me to meet her for queso and margaritas. Of course I said yes! So, imagine my surprise when I arrived and a really cute boy was there with her. I was not pleased - but what can you do? Hubby now jokes that he knew I had "potential" even though I looked like a homeless person by that point in the day - ha! Turns out, he had come to a happy hour that I was at about a month prior, and he hid at the bar because he was scared to introduce himself. Silly boy. Well, that night at Ninfas was the start of a great friendship. Julie arranged many more of these meetings, with future hubby's encouragement. 6 months later, we finally kissed, and we have been together ever since.

After 3 years of dating, Jeff proposed on New Year's Eve.  It was a wonderful moment that I will never, ever forget! 


This weekend, we will celebrate our first wedding anniversay - I am so blessed and thankful to God for sending me this wonderful man!!!

8 comments:

Mrs. Hesson said...

Awww what a sweet, sweet story :)

Newlywed Next Door said...

Awww love this story! I love how you had "potential." And nice proposal shot! Happy anniversary, btw!

Miss67C said...

♥ this

brookesbabble said...

awww this is such a cute and sweet story. Thanks for sharing with us :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

Very sweet story! I enjoyed reading it! :)

Mrs.Olson said...

You 2 are SO CUTE !! I couldnt help it.

mjellis said...

Thanks so much ladies! I really appreciate you taking the time to read our story!

April said...

love it!

oh and mosey on over to my blog for a surprise :)