Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Write-On - Bloggy Prompt with T&T Rings!

So today - I'm torn with WAY too many decisions!
post its or writing prompt?!! 

WRITING prompt!

cuz I LUV me some  Tattoos & Teething Rings!!
I decided I would play along with her today...
hope you play along too - and go Link It Up at her page and read everyone else's stories too!  Her bad date story is HILARIOUS!

(and who knows - maybe i'll whip out some post its later too!)

Next decision was WHICH prompt to choose....

although I was tempted to do the WORST date EVER (and I will defintely still share that another time!)  I'm feeling kinda squishy and sweet today - so I chose this one:

2) How did you meet your husband/wife (or boyfriend/girlfriend)? Was it love at first sight? Did you think they were completely obnoxious? Maybe they took you on your worst date ever?

If you have ever read my blog at all - you know all about Preacher T.  I even wrote a little series about when we first started "hanging out"

Here's what you don't know.......

Preacher T and I actually went to high school together.  I know him from WAY back.  Now - I didn't really KNOW him - know him.. like that.  But I knew who he was.  I don't even know if he knew who I was.  I have never asked him that.....but should.  I sooooooooo wish I had scanned a pic to put in this blog of him in all his high school mullett glory  ;)   yep he's gonna kill me!

Anymullett - fast forward to 2009 - I would see him out around town occassionally, but never really talked.  Maybe a wave or hello, but that's about it.
Insert facebook.  He sent me a friend request.  Here we began chatting.  and eventually texting too.  He also began stalking reading my blog!!  ;)  Finally my girlfriends and I had plans to meet up at BW's one night to watch a UFC fight hang out.  I invited him to meet us out.  Now I had also invited several other people, as had my friends.  So it wasn't like a date or anything - just a bunch of friends hanging out.  Right?!!  He gave me the run around.... "not sure he wanted to get out that particular night... "  blah blah blah.....but he did.  Upon his arrival (this being the first time we had actually spent ANY real time together) my friends IMMEDIATELY began pushing me towards him.  "awww, you guys would be so cute together..." etc.  You know - typical girl crap! ;)    I was like nooooo.... he's not even my "type" and I'm so sure he's not interested in dating anyone - much less ME!  (didn't think I was much of his "type" either!!)  But as the night went on I learned more and more about him (he's probably one of the biggest smart-asses I have ever met in my life!  and you have to know my FAMILY holds THAT title!) LOL  so for ME - that was brownie points!  ;)    I also learned that night that he preaches.  I had NO idea until that night.  We ended up going somewhere else where one of my friends could do a little kareoke.  Preacher T and I proceeded to chat through the night.  Even at the end of the night when everyone was gone, we stood out in the parking lot and talked.  It was a VERY good night  :)  We agreed to meet up some time after that and hang out. 
I was all for that.......he was nice, and fun, and sweet and very easy and interesting to talk to.  So I told him to let me know when.  Shortly thereafter I received an invitation to go bowling with him and his daughter.  (or he may have even suggested that that same night - I can't remember)  You have to understand at THIS point - I really had no interest in "dating" ANYONE.  Just thought he was sweet and fun to hang out with.  (I was VEEEEEEEERY guarded in regard to men PERIOD)  We did go bowling and I met his daughter... and she was ALL ABOUT her daddy.  Soooooooo sweet.  After bowling we had dinner and by the end of the night - I have to admit - I was a bit curious to see where this would go?
Well after that night - (I'm leaving out the MUSHY SQUISHY details - but feel free to read them HERE {it's a 3 part series} of how we fell in love) we hung out and talked and chatted online and by Thanksgiving we were inseperable.  I fell pretty quickly for a guy when I had no intention of falling for a guy period.
I can tell you this - he is the yin to my yang... my soul's counter-part, everything I have searched for my entire life .......
God made him just for me  ;)
And now that he's here... I don't know how I did or how I would EVER live without him  =)
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you was beyond my control.
Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you' re just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have YOU... The one who turns to his friends and says, "thats her"....


5thsister said...

Love finds you when you least expect it!

Stopping by from Tat's place to check out your story! Very nicely done!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Thank you for playing along!

I am making an exception to my I-hate-mushy-love-stuff for you; this story is just too sweet!

mrs_muffins said...

Aww :) I love happy stories!

singedwingangel said...

That sounds a lot like me and my hubby. Except well I sang at his first wedding... umm yeah whole other story there.. Love the quote at the end..

Erin said...

I remember that series from when you first started seeing him and I love this story, too!
SO GLAD you did the prompt with us!!!!

(and that you two are so mushy gushy happy together)

Lluvia said...

aawww...I too, my Hubby without wanting to actually date!

I wasn't that interested, but he seemed really nice!

Secretia said...

He's a rare find, one that is yours to keep!


Tracie said...

I tell single gals all the time 'When you stop looking for love it will find you'. I'm glad you are so happy.