Monday, April 14, 2008

Love GenX Style Contest entry #14

Remember the story with the most votes wins the "date with your spouse" gift certificate! If you haven't yet submitted a story...what are you waiting for? :)


Today's entry is from Cassie L:

Cory and I met my freshman year in college. We went to a small private college where they gave out a phone directory of all the students.




Well, Cory's younger brother was in a couple of my classes and I was trying to call him so we could study.

I didn't even know this boy had a brother, so I looked up the last name Largaespada (how common can THAT name be?) in the EagleCom (yes, that is what it was called) and dialed the number.

As I'm sure you can see it coming, I called Cory instead of his brother. It took me a few minutes to discover what had happened. Once that was straightened out, we went on to have a 3 hour conversation even though we had never met in person. We both said how strange it was to be talking so long with someone we didn't even know.

This began a great friendship that eventually led to a dating relationship and, soon afterword, engagement and marriage.

Now, we have 4 gorgeous (that is my totally objective opinion) children and we have been married for almost 10 years!

I often wonder if we would be where we are today if I hadn't called the wrong number 11 years ago.

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139 Comments:

At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Blogger Jenny M said...

That is such a cute story! It definitely wasn't an accident that you called the "wrong" brother! God works in mysterious ways!

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Anonymous Jan said...

Too cute, I wonder what would have happened had you called the correct number. You might have married the brother. HAHA. I have a twin so my husband could have married my twin. Nope his best friend did. That is what you call an arranged marriage. Or at least that's what they say. Keeping it in the family. LOL

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Blogger carrielkg said...

That is hilarious! I know it was not an accident - the good things are always heaven sent!

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just love this story! Isn't God creative :)

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I am the mother of these two young men, and I can say for certain that that phone call was the best thing that ever happened for Cory. Cassie, you have made him SO happy and I thank God that YOU are the one that He made for my son!

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Blogger Brandi said...

What a great story!

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Blogger julimartin said...

God certainly has a sense of humor - he knew what he was doing. And your personality helped too Cass :).

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Anonymous Pamela said...

Your story reminds me of how my husband and I met. We ended up on a hiking trail, far from the rest of the group, for over an hour...and this we the first time I had met this man. His story was so intriguing and I was captivated by him that first day. Thanks for sharing your story. It is great getting to know someone from Florida!!

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Blogger Sherill said...

What a sweet story! I agree, your kiddos are pretty darn cute!

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Blogger Sue said...

Wow that is a good story. Everything happens for a reason as they say. And it also must have been Fate, Destiny, etc. You must have really "clicked" on the phone to have it continue forward. Good luck to you and your happy family! :D

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Blogger Jennifer C said...

What a sweet story and you do have four gorgeous kiddos!!:)
Jenn

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He must be "The luckiest guy in the world."
Love Ya,
The Lucky Guy

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Blogger Kari said...

What a fun story to be able to tell. God definitely uses "accidents" doesn't He.

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is my experience that God's plans include some of the most interesting twists and turns - but always with His good purpose. We continue to be thrilled and amazed by the relationship He established between the two of you, and of course, by the wonderful, fantastic, talented, beautiful (well, you get the idea) grandchildren He has given us as a result!
Love you all lots - Mom

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh - you guys are too cute! And a gorgeous fam... love you all! Renae

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok - So I don't think I ever knew about the phone number mix-up! How great is God's divine plan! We love you guys.
Ben, Karen, and Brock

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Blogger Tammy said...

What a cute story! See it pays not to dial the right number sometimes.

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Blogger Billie said...

How cool is that? I don't believe in coincidence...I call them Godicidence's!

And your kids are gorgeous...very objectively!

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow what a cute story. Was it really an accident?

 
At Wednesday, 16 April, 2008, OpenID hugbug77 said...

It's always the simplest things that make the huge difference, huh! All from one wrong number...! you got what you had coming to ya, that's for sure!
XOXOKT

 
At Wednesday, 16 April, 2008, OpenID hugbug77 said...

:) You have the wonderful family that you dreamed of- proof that "good guys" CAN finish first!! XOXOKT

 
At Wednesday, 16 April, 2008, OpenID slimk8t said...

I remember when all that was going on :) You would come home for visits, each time with a new story, an updated version of the last. It was great to see your dreams coming true! I heart you! :) XOXOKT

 
At Wednesday, 16 April, 2008, Blogger Linda said...

honestly...what are the odds that there would be TWO people at the same SCHOOL with THAT name? CRAZY!

This is a cute story...

 
At Wednesday, 16 April, 2008, Blogger Bren said...

I love the story, but I love the comment from the groom's mother most of all! How sweet!

 
At Wednesday, 16 April, 2008, Anonymous Andrea said...

love the story, it's as cheesy as the two of you :)

 
At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Blogger Kelly said...

I love this story! God never dials the wrong number, and I'm sure He didn't let you either!

 
At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a great story...isn't it funny how things happen like that. Sounds like you two were destined to meet one way or another.

 
At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Blogger Brooke said...

I love it! You were meant to be...

 
At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll just preface with I know both Cory and Cassie from those days and I never really knew how you met. I'm so glad you did. By the way Brad wants to know if you have been to Hooters lately. ;) Sorry Cassie.

 
At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Anonymous katef - www.picklebums.com said...

great story!

 
At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Anonymous Stephanie said...

What a sweet story!

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What fun times we had driving to Hicks Rd to see our boyfriends! Who knew we would all still be friends 10 years later? Debbie

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Blogger Angie Hopkins said...

Sounds like divine intervention to me! I love that you are started out as friends. Being married to your best friend is so sweet!

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, OpenID momunscripted said...

It was meant to be! Thanks for sharing!

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an amazing story!

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny story.
DC

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Blogger Lindsey said...

This is a great story! It is pretty crazy that at such a small school as Toccoa that something like that could happen. I guess you got your "ring by spring".
;-)

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, OpenID slimk8t said...

Good story! :)XOXO

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it!

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm lovin' it!

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a breathtaking, inspirational story!

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a cute story!! God's plan is never a mistake and Cory was part of that plan!! Love you guys!!
Betsy

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love you Cassie! :)

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys were meant for each other! XOXOKT

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He knows what He is doing, even when it appears it was the "wrong" number! And you're just chatty enough to keep it going for 2 hrs! :) lol Love you, Katie

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your kids! I want to hang with them again! I miss you too! Ms. Little

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you left out the part where you dated the other brother... yes? :)' Love you Cassandra Ann Marie Sullivan Largaespada! Love, ME :) (u no who) :)

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's wonderful!

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Blogger The Ice House said...

Sweet! Voting for ya!

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Blogger Dallas said...

Aaaaa! Very sweet. :-)

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God knows best!!! Doesn't He??? :) And i don't believe you are subjective...you do have BEAUTIFUL children. :) xoxo, Jana

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous emily said...

That is a very sweet story! I think it is so great you guys started out as friends. No wonder you two have such a strong, healthy relationship. All the best to you and Cory!

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Blogger Sara at Miller Moments: said...

I vote for ya!

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Blogger Donna(mom24boyz) said...

Very funny, you get my vote!

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Mascia said...

comment posted. much love.

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Blogger chrissy said...

God works in funny ways so times!!! Very cute story.

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, what ever happened to Cory's brother? Did he pass the class ya'll were studying for??? I'm sure he did as I hear he's quite intelligent...

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I called a wrong number once and talked to the person on the other end for a long time, but then they turned out to be a 1-900 operator. I was broken-hearted.

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Blogger DrBurst said...

Wow, I guess your glad you didn't leave studing till the next day that day.

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How cool!

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great story for two great people:) And now a beautiful family!

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you just love stories about those first days when someone falls in love?

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it great that God even uses the telephone to work His plans? Many more blessings to you. Your kids really are adorable!!

Shon.

 
At Saturday, 19 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that was the beginning, I can't wait to hear the rest of the story!

 
At Monday, 21 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute story! The Lord works in mysterious ways!

 
At Monday, 21 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great story! Thanks for sharing!

 
At Monday, 21 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sweet story! I love to see how God works!

 
At Monday, 21 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet story ... sweet couple !!!

 
At Monday, 21 April, 2008, Blogger Katie said...

Very cute story! And what a last name!

 
At Monday, 21 April, 2008, Blogger FromThe Creek said...

That is definitely an inspiring story! Congratulations on finding love in an unusual way!!

 
At Monday, 21 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good story...I like the part about cory's last name

 
At Monday, 21 April, 2008, Blogger Thehotrod5 said...

Ha! Thats awesome! I just ove these little "accidents" that happen in ou lives! I LOVE your story!

Angela

 
At Monday, 21 April, 2008, Blogger Jaime said...

Glad you called the wrong number that day!!!

Jaime (sis-n-law, married to "the brother!")

 
At Monday, 21 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a fun story. I am sure your kids will love hearing about that when they are older.
The Gajownik's

 
At Monday, 21 April, 2008, Anonymous Kimmy said...

Sounds like you called the RIGHT number :) Congrats.

 
At Monday, 21 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come not much info on Cory's brother? GM

 
At Monday, 21 April, 2008, Blogger Laura said...

adorable... love your love story!

 
At Monday, 21 April, 2008, Blogger Sarah said...

That is such a cool story! God knows what He is doing.....No accidents. :-)
p.s. hope you win!

 
At Monday, 21 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God is so good! You have a great story!

 
At Tuesday, 22 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Who'd a thunk it? Ten years, 4 kids, and all from one phone call.

 
At Tuesday, 22 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

whew! Where has time gone? It is so hard to believe how many years have gone by since the days of Toccoa. I love your sweet story!

Brooke

 
At Tuesday, 22 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good thing we all make mistakes that turn out to be alright in the end. Learning experiences maybe...Love ya

 
At Wednesday, 23 April, 2008, Blogger Day by Day said...

I love the story!

 
At Wednesday, 23 April, 2008, Anonymous katy said...

Sweet! 3 hours on the phone with a stranger!

 
At Wednesday, 23 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool story, Cassie!

Lee.

 
At Wednesday, 23 April, 2008, Blogger The Chavez Family said...

Very cute! God must have set that one up for you two! Hope you win!!

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Blogger Julie said...

Great love story Cassie...thanks for sharing :)

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you'd have gotten together with the brother as someone wondered above, I think you would have killed each other by now. Good thing God knew what he was doing.

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sooo sweet, I laughed, I cried it was everything I expected.

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have always loved that story! It just wouldn't be right if you weren't together!! God is good! Love, Christie

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a fun story! Hope you might win the gift card!

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Story! I hope you guys win.

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That certainly deserves a dinner.

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Blogger Melissa said...

That is a great story. Don't you love it when "random" events really aren't?
I hope you guys win the gift card.

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved reading and remembering the days your paths crossed and great to see the road you're traveling together! Love you both!!

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God does work in mysterious ways...isn't He amazing?

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great story! You two were meant to be together! Isn't it wonderful to look back and see the wonderful path that has been made?

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing what a phone call can do? Love the story and love you both!

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cassie,

You and Cory make a great couple (and great parents too). It has been so neat how God has used you for His glory within our church family.

Love Ya!

Dianna

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute story...can't imagine you without Cory.

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great story Cass. I am sure that it Jaime is glad you dialed that wrong number. Remember there are no accidents in His Kingdom! Love you...Sharon

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool way to meet! I love the story!

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How sweet Cassie!!!
Julie :)

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Blogger R said...

Great Story.

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an awesome reminder of how the Lord orchestrates things in our lives, even through our "mistakes". :) You are an awesome wife and mother! Love you lots!!!!
Cindy

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love this story! haa.. so stinkin adorable.. what a "mistake" to have made!

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Blogger Chip said...

Great story...love is a series of mistakes with a happy ending.

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWEET Family !!!

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Blogger Mike said...

A "wrong" number turned out to be the right one for you. That's amazing. Great story!

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Blogger Belle cose said...

Cute story! I love your blog!

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww, that's a sweet story.

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great story...you called the Right brother!!

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great story! You've also got a beautiful family!

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to start dialing wrong numbers! It worked for you...I think God had a hand in it too!!

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember this wonderful story of how God brought you together in days to come! We're so glad God gave you both to each other!

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of meeting my husband, over the telephone 3,000 miles away! The miles mean nothing when you find the one you are meant to be with. Lovely story.

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're the best friend ever
come back soon

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous ohsosis said...

Cutie, cute cute! You are the cutiest couple ever!!! And yes, I meant cutiest....

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a really sweet story. I love the picture of your family. Thank you for sharing.
Missy

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a cute story that led to a cute family!

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Story! Thanks for sharing!

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Divinely appointed phone call and a beautiful family for sure! Jake

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fun story. . I bet you laugh with your brother in law about that one. . and your sister in law too! oh my!

B

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Blogger sunshineperri said...

What a wonderful heartwarming story!! I'm glad that it all worked out.

 
At Thursday, 24 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the story Cassie! I love it. --Allison

 
At Friday, 25 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank the Lord that the kids look like their mama. :-)

 
At Friday, 25 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great story!

 
At Friday, 25 April, 2008, Anonymous Morgan said...

You are a great mom and daddy.

 
At Friday, 25 April, 2008, Anonymous Sydney said...

I love you and I'm glad that you had 4 kids.

 
At Friday, 25 April, 2008, Anonymous Avery said...

I love you and I'm glad that you and daddy take care of us.

 
At Friday, 25 April, 2008, Anonymous Shannon said...

What a great story!

 
At Friday, 25 April, 2008, Anonymous Trent said...

Your story should be made into a movie:)

 
At Friday, 25 April, 2008, Anonymous Gavin said...

Yabba Dabba Doooooo.

 
At Friday, 25 April, 2008, Anonymous Jason said...

I never knew that about you love birds.

 
At Friday, 25 April, 2008, Anonymous Nathaniel said...

I can't believe I'm wasting 60 seconds here.

 
At Friday, 25 April, 2008, Anonymous Your Loving Brother said...

Come on. In reality, you are what is known as a stereotypical stalker. The rouse that you are trying to portray that you accidentally reached your now husband in order to study with his brother is an obvious blatant lie perpetrated in order to make the reading public believe that you are not a sick mental deviant bent on only serving yourself.

 
At Friday, 25 April, 2008, Anonymous Jordan said...

You are my favorite mommy and daddy in the whole world!

 
At Friday, 25 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm shocked to see what lengths some of the participants go to get votes (MULTIPLE votes from same person, so many anonymous votes that all sound the same, their children voting - obviously typed by their parents?). Isn't this a Christian blog? How far will people go for a free dinner?

 

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