Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Crazy Love

Hillary from theothermomma has issued a "linky challenge." All participants are supposed to write about something CRAZY. Hope you'll hop on over to her blog and join in!

Now, Hillary and I literally met in the toilet paper aisle at Wal Mart (we bonded over an ooold sorority date party t-shirt I was wearing), so I guess that might be crazy story enough, but just in case, I think I'll add on the story of my Crazy Year.

Now, if you had met me in the first week of June 2002, here's who you would have met:

(Hold on folks...due to some technical difficulties- and possibly my ability to literally destroy most every computer related thing my poor husband has worked so hard to link up- we have no photo of me in my young, single years. *gasp!* So I guess I'll just have to tell you I was one stunning, 20-something lady with model thin legs and long, flowing blonde hair to the middle of my back...............what? You think I made that up? Okay, fine. I made it up. But I was pretty darn young looking.)

Anywho - I was young, single footloose and fancy free. Working full time as a Youth Director - a job I had held for a little over a year.

Now if, by chance, you saw me that first week of June 2002, and didn't get a chance to speak to me for another 7 months, you would have missed this momentous occasion:


Yep, that's right, a mere 7 months later I was married to the love of my life.

And then to add crazy on top of crazy, if you didn't see me again for another 8 months and 2 weeks - just a random number - ha! You would have completely missed out on the 2nd picture above!

(Now, this photo was taken nearly a year later, but you get the idea, we had a kid!)

And that's just about the craziest thing that ever happened to me. One year and five months later, I was a person whom God had taken on a whole new path with a whole new life AND if you had told me that first week of June 2002, that this time next year I'd be married with a baby on the way I would have laughed really hard and then asked if YOU were C-R-A-Z-Y.

That's my crazy thing! What's yours?


Rachel Olsen said...


Tami said...

We are crazy twins! I met my husband on May 4th, engaged on July 4th, married on November 22 and expecting baby #1 in January (from single girl working on a cruise ship to newly wed and expecting 7 months later!)

AT the time we didn't think we were crazy though...did we?! Now # 2 of my 4 is engaged at 19 (almost 20) and I don't have a leg to stand on to say "you're crazy' I'm getting ready to take another crazy ride.

Fun sharing your story with you... came here from the crazy carnival.

Beverlydru said...

God often moves in SUDDENLY style!!
So delighted to meet a crazy counterpart!! Thanks for stopping by.

Kitty @ Four Little Toms and a Mom said...

Cute cute!

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

I canNOT believe I didn't see this and comment already! I am so sorry!
I love your story and thanks for outing our Wal-Mart craziness!! haha!

Love you!