Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You

…Getting to like you, getting to hope you like me…

I searched an old computer this morning looking for a wedding picture.  What I found was a folder filled with e-mail messages that the hub and I sent back and forth when we were first getting to know one another.

Here’s one from me to him:

Some stuff about me:

Girl Scout from Brownies all the way through Seniors, led a Brownie Troop while in my first year of college.
Fastest kid in the 4th grade – even beat Steve Y., the fastest boy, in a big recess run-off.
Was invited into a program for gifted students when I was in elementary school but my mom refused – totally broke my heart.
Served on the student council in jr. high.

Goals in Life:

Know God and make Him known.
Rear my daughter well.
Love extraordinarily.

Musical Favorites:

Michael Card
Twila Paris
Allison Kraus

Things that are really dumb:

People who cut you off in traffic
Snagging your armpit while casting
Not believing in God (maybe not dumb, but certainly senseless)

Upon reading my list he immediately checked Michael Card’s tour schedule, purchased some front row tickets, paid extra for a meet and greet and drove us across state for the concert.

Oh yeah, he knew how to impress a girl.

A rose between two thorns

Almost the hub, me and Michael Card

It turns out the hub was on the student council in junior high, too. You gotta’ love a man who was on the student council.

When I talk to middle school boys, I tell them that one of the things I fell in love with was the fact that my hub was on the student council.  And that he played basketball and was a wholesome, nice kid.  “Who you are now,” I tell them, “is linked to who you will be then.”

What were you like in junior high?


6 thoughts on “Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You

  1. Me in junior high.. angst ridden, acne faced, scrawny, and insecure, bounced from mom to dad to mom, to a new city, got completely lost in the process, leading to a depression that lasted until I turned 16. That ended when I ended up going to church and getting to know who Jesus was.. so junior high.. not so much fun, but definitely a path to who I am today.

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  2. I’m not about to hold my breath for a response or even acknowledgement of this message but I wanted you to know that true to my word I’ve never ceased praying for your sister and brother-in-law, yourself and all your family.. Regardless of whatever opinion you’ve reached about me I also honor my commitments.
    God Bless,
    And my sincerest apologies for shaking your tree, you’ve moved on a little wiser about people like me I hope. We’re out there and we love Jesus too.


    • I’ll take your word for it though I really don’t see how a person who loves Jesus could behave in such a manner, speak in such a manner. I sincerely pray that one day all of you will love Jesus and that what comes out of your heart, mind and mouth proves Him victorious. And don’t you dare say a word.


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