Thursday, April 17, 2008

Love GenX Style Contest entry #25

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 Vickie M:


A Night at the Movies...

One evening late in the summer I went to my parents' house to have dinner.
My older brother was home from college and was there too, but both of our little brothers, then in high school, were out on dates. Not wanting to appear that we had no social life, my brother Derek and I decided to go see a movie together.

We checked the paper (this was pre-internet!) and rushed off because the show we wanted to see was starting soon. It was a crowded Friday night at this Bay Area theater but while we were waiting in line I spotted 2 of my former roommates. I left my brother to buy the tickets and went over to say hi to them and they introduced me to two guy friends they were with. Turns out they were trying to see the same movie but it was already sold out. As my brother hollered from the ticket line that the show was sold out they were inviting us to go play pool at Craig's house, the shorter of the two friends they were with.

We spent about 5 hours together that night and since Craig only lived a few blocks from my house I managed to work it out so we drove him home since my old roommates had picked him up.

He and Derek were talking about getting together for some big football game the next week (he could still tell you who was playing!) so I suggested we all trade phone numbers.

One phone call and one week later we had our first date and that night he told me he wanted to marry me. It took me a couple weeks until I "knew" too.

We were married nearly two years later (that's another story!) and the rest, as they say, is history!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Win a date with your spouse (whoo-hoo) Love Gen X Style! Share your story and WIN a dinner for TWO to the restaurant of your choice! ($50 maximum)

Tell us the story of how you and your spousse met. If you have photos, send those along, too! All the stories will be published on this blog. The winning story will be the one with the most comments...so tell your friends. A winning story will be chosen at the end of the blog tour and will be published in Tricia's monthly newsletter! (Just think, you'll be famous!)

Contest entry form for Generation NeXt Marriage blog tour! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Stop Lurking! Every week I will draw names for a free Tricia Goyer book from those who comment on my blogs. Winner's choice! Tell your friends.

24 Comments:

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

And they say there's nothing good at the theaters anymore! :)

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

"A coincidence is a small miracle in which God chooses to remain anonymous."

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

God has his hand in all things!!

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

Loved it!

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

That is so sweet! Indeed there is no such thing as coincidences. And who knew something inconvenient like a sold-out movie would lead to a wonderful marriage?

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

I love "how did you meet your spouse?" stories, especially for such wonderful, beautiful couples!

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

I can just imagine the sparks flying around that night!

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

My husband and I also met "by chance" when my intended date didn't show up.
A man plans his way, but God directs his steps -- PTL!!

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

I've known you your whole life, and that's the first time I ever heard that story! Much love to everyone!

Tim

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

Isn't love grand! So happy God has blessed you both. Elaine

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

And still going strong...with FOUR beautiful babies!
love you guys,
Angie

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

It's wonderful how clear the choices and answers are when it's part of God's plan. Glad you both found each other and have blessed many.

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

I think I'm gonna see what's playing at the movies tonight...!

Cute beginning and what a wonderful family you have grown to be!

Love you guys!

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

I love it, "...the shorter of the two" !!!

I had no idea that's how it all started... now, that's really love at first week!!! Here's to a trillion more weeks!!!

Betcha ya don't remember the name of the movie that sold out...

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

As the old saying goes - you were at the right place, at the right time. Isn't love grand??? Did you get the picture that I sent a few months ago?

Love Auntie Grace

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

That's a great story Vickie! When it's meant to be, it doesn't take too long to figure it out, huh?

Paula

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

Wow... I wish I could speak whale...

great story. I almost feel like I was there...

 
At Sunday, 20 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was it a romantic movie like "When Harry Met Sally" or was it an action film like "Clear and Present Danger?"

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

I love the story... too cute! No wonder you guys started a business based in romance!!!

XOXOX
MJ

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

Who would have known?!?! The shorter of the 2...I love it!
Nancy Loir

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

I loved it, how cute!!! Amazing, Craig knew he wanted to marry you on the first date. It was truly a God thing.

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

Very nice, keep going strong!

Adam

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

From the very beginning it seemed quite "clear" to us that this was not
"Clear and Present Danger" but more like "Clear and Present Love"! And that
night you did receive a special "present" from God.

We also inherited a wonderful, wonderful nephew!

With our love,
Uncle Mel and Aunt Frannie

 
At Tuesday, 29 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God make a way! Bless you both.

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

Enter your Email


Powered by FeedBlitz

buy unique gifts at Zazzle