Monday, February 14, 2011
My Funny Valentine
Rod and I met on a blind date. Yes, you read that right and I am as shocked as you. I hated blind dates, still cannot believe that I went. I had no clue who he was. The youth pastor and his wife were setting us up and this same youth pastor is Rod's best friend. It was actually a blind double date and because of that I was willing to give it a go.
The date was fine. But you see, I was not interested in being in any kind of relationship at that time. I had just come out of a bad relationship and I was fine with it being God and me. But Rod kept calling and I wasn't returning his calls. I was old fashioned and was just not interested. :) So, little did I know, he wanted to "teach me a lesson" about returning phone calls. So he persisted. He finally called me when I was home and answered. He literally wouldn't take no for an answer. I liked his perseverance. And we became friends. Within a couple of months, we were "dating" and about 6 months later engaged.
My parents have been married for over 40 years. Just this past weekend they celebrated 42 years since my dad proposed with an overnight getaway. He is a true romantic. I love seeing how they are best friends and enjoy being together even after all these years. Romance doesn't end when you reach a certain age. What you put into it you will get out of it.
So for my Hotrod.... I would not want to walk thru a mindfield without you!
What marriages have you been able to observe that you want to emmulate?
Posted by Rachel at 10:29 AM