Day 2: Today I am thankful for my husband.
How did it start?? How did we meet?? How did I get so lucky?? How did I know what I wanted to do for the rest of my life???
Some people know exactly what they want to do when they “grow up”. Some people know at a young age, some as a teenager some as an adult. I was part of the latter group! I had no idea what I wanted to “be” when I “grew up”!! I wrote a paper once in high school about becoming a cosmetologist. Dreams of doing makeup on a movie setting quickly became a nightmare of just cutting people’s hair in a quick stop salon. I had no desire to be covered in hair from whenever to whenever, possibly forever! From there I just had no idea, no desire to pursue anything!! So after graduation I got a job in JC Penney. I liked my job. I later started working at Gayfer’s (now Dillard’s)in the men's department. I liked working there.
(There really is point to all this history!)During my high school years and on into my working years I only dated two boys. They will remain unnamed to protect the innocent (or guilty). I cannot imagine my life with either of these boys (now men) now. God protected me form myself during those times and I am forever grateful!!!!!
While working at Gayfer’s (while I was dating one of the unnamed) I met this young man in passing. He worked up stairs, delivering the stock to different departments. He was a porter. I only saw him once a week or less as I worked downstairs. He moved on to another job out of town. I didn’t know, I hardly ever saw him. As it goes with many young people, it did not work out with the person I was dating. I was devastated at the time, but now I can see God’s hand moving in my life. I had to come to a place where I was ok on my own… ok without a boyfriend… ok with myself. I went on a double date (a totally “just friends” date) and ran into Roger who was on a date himself with a young lady. He asked me out that night. And we have been together since!!!! 16 years this last September!!!! WOW!!!! What a ride!!!
I have the most adoring, helpful, wise, loving, supportive, handsome, encouraging and wonderful in so many ways husband!!!! I love being his wife, his help meet, his lover and his best friend!!! I have the best job in the world.....I get to be a stay-at-home mom and wife because of him---I LOVE my job!!!! He is amazing and I am so blessed!!!!