Saturday, September 27, 2008

September 28, 2002

The night was September 28, 2002. The place was a Young Single Adult Dance in Moses Lake. The dance encompassed half of the small gym floor. There around 20 people dancing to music coming from a boom box that what hooked up to some speakers. A slow song began, and she looked over and saw this young man, time seemed to stand still. Everything was blurry, but his face was in perfect focus. He came over and asked for a dance. She readily accepted. They danced, talked, and departed, to awkwardly bounce around for the upbeat song that followed. During the next few songs they both wanted to ask the other for another dance, but neither could bring themselves to be that forward. Finally, just a couple songs before the end of the dance, she decided that she had nothing to lose, and she shyly approached him and asked for another dance. The song was too short, and the conversation was too good - they felt riveted to the spot and danced another song. It was good that they did, because during this last song, he mustered up the courage to do something that he had never done before - he asked for her phone number. She willingly and excitedly gave it to him, and they visited for a few minutes before saying their goodbyes. That night, his friends teased him for being so smitten by the girl that he had connected with, and she returned home to write about him in her journal and think of him as she drifted to sleep. Somehow, they knew that there was something special about their new acquaintance, and they were both excited about the new friend that had been made. In the back of their minds, they both anxiously thought and hoped that the person whom they had met might become more than just a friend.






They fell in love and their dreams came true!





7 comments:

Melanie said...

That's awesome. There really is something about finding that person you think you could marry. Somehow....you just know that there might be something special in your future.
For you two, it was definitely there. Although, you don't have something special, you have something incredible.

Emma and Dan said...

What a cool story! Wouldn't that have been nice to have just known like that? :)
Congratulations on your "6 years since the day you met" anniversary!

Megan Griffin said...

Jenny you are so cute! I got cold chills reading your story! My "5 years since the day we met" is October 1st. I think I'll steal your idea!

jonny said...

Wow, jenny, that was really well written/cute. Have you ever thought about writing?

cookfamily said...

That is such a cute story! I love how you told it, I was totally interested because I have never heard the whole story from your point of view before. So cute, and I love the pictures!

Cherisse said...

That is so cute, it gives me chills! Chad and I aren't nearly that romantic:) I'm so happy you found each other and I am sure your kiddos are too! I love the pictures.

The Osborns said...

Some of those details were probably embellished like the whole blurry room except for his face thing. . . or maybe you are just more romantic than I am. Either way, you are a sweet wife for remembering things like that. It's what makes life more enjoyable!