Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Love GenX Style Contest entry #3

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Today's entry is from Sherry Boles: (Make sure to read the signs in her pictures)

Our How We Met story is one that I really enjoy sharing. Although, I don't think I enjoy it quite as much as our former minister, who likes to take the credit for our meeting...and I'll happily let him share that honor with God. You see...My hubby and I actually met after church services one Sunday morning...and, if it had been up to me, we wouldn't have ever had a first date!

My mother, my daughter and I had recently started attending church services at a new location. Unknown to us, the minister had encouraged to some members (after we had left) one
Wednesday night to make a special effort to make us feel welcome. My future hubby was among that group and that encouragement was all he needed.

After a Sunday morning service, I was approached by a very handsome stranger who introduced himself and talked for a few minutes. In the following weeks, he continued to talk to me before and after services. My mother warned me that he was going to "ask me out" and inquired as to what I would say. That was easy...I would say NO. While this new guy was indeed kind and handsome, I had concluded that I just really was not interested in any relationship at the time...and I was serious. I mean after all...He just "wasn't my type" and, besides, I was quite happy all by myself.

Finally, the time came that he asked me out. Not only did he ask me out, but he wanted to take me on a date to see the movie, "Chicken Run," with my daughter. I seriously opened my mouth to say NO...but YES popped out. I was so confused by what had just happened. As I wrote out my phone number for him to call, what was going on in my head was something like you'd see in a TV comedy. I was trying desperately to figure out how the wrong answer popped out. While on the outside I was writing on a piece of paper, on the inside my brain was screaming at my mouth, "What did you just do? I told you to say NO." My poor clueless mouth had no idea what to say.

After our first date, I was again resigned that there would be no dates with him. BUT again he asked...and again I said YES! At this point, I was completely confused and intrigued as to why I couldn't tell this young man NO. So, I decided to stop fighting it and see what would happen. I finally gave my mystery man a chance. What a wonderful decision that was! Thankfully, I was able to open my heart and fall in love with the man of my dreams (and more than I dreamed possible)!
Several months later, we were engaged (after he proposed four times...but that's another story...*smiles*) and were later married by our "encouraging" minister in the same church building where we met.

Maybe those 80s song writers were right and you really can't fight true love...and even if you try, true love will win out in the end! At least that's what happened to me...and I've never been more happy to be the loser. :)

Sherry Boles

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At Wednesday, 02 April, 2008, Blogger Denise Snyder said...

Awwwww! I'm so happy your mouth didnt follow your head Sherry!!! You guys are adorable! I love that family portrait!

At Wednesday, 02 April, 2008, Blogger Picture Perfect said...

A great story Sherry! You do make a great couple.

At Wednesday, 02 April, 2008, Blogger Cindy Harter said...

I love happy endings and this story gives all of us out here who struggle with LOVE HOPE!! Thank you Sherry for being vulnerable enough to talk openly about your story... I loved it !

Cindy Harter

At Wednesday, 02 April, 2008, Blogger Ali said...

What a lovely story! Congratulations Sherry. You have a beautiful family.

At Thursday, 03 April, 2008, Blogger Allison said...

Oh, I am so delighted by your story, Sherry! What a wonderful happy ending- I too, am glad your mouth got the best of your brain that day!!


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