Monday, April 28, 2008

Miracle Monday


I truly feel like my marriage is a miracle, and I would like to share the reason why with you. When I was in the sixth grade, way back in 1976, there was a boy that had a crush on me. I really paid no attention to him, because I was terribly shy, and had no self confidence. I found it hard to believe that anyone would like me, especially a boy. I remember one day my teacher asked me to stay in at recess, she wanted me to record a message, for a project our class was doing regarding the bicentennial. I was standing out in the hallway in front of a table, recording the message. All of a sudden, the boy that had a crush on me, came in from recess. He started chasing me around the table, trying to get a kiss from me, lol I kept saying: Leave me alone, go away!! He said, my name is Eddie Oldham, and I think you are so beautiful. Bless his heart. Well, fast forward to November 1984, I was 21. My life was not a very happy one, I had been through alot of heartaches. I was lonely, and praying for someone to love me, just for me. I was working at an amusement park, I ran the fun house. There was a guy that was constantly coming there every weekend, he always asked me to go out with him. I would always tell him no, but he would not give up. One day, I was at home on one of my off days, a car pulled up in the driveway, it was that guy!! He had asked someone at work where I lived, and he had one of his friends bring him to my house. I walked up to the car, and I said, what are you doing here? I said, you need to stop stalking me. His friend said, I am so sorry, I thought you knew he was coming. He had told his friend that we were dating, so I immediately set his friend straight. His friend was so sweet, well mannered, and very cute!! His name was-----------Eddie Oldham!! Can you believe that?? The guy that had chased me around the table, was now sitting here in my driveway. Well, they left, but Eddie came back later by his self. He said he really wanted to apologize for bringing Darrell over. I told him it was ok, that it was not his fault. We sat in the yard talking for hours, that is when we remembered we had went to school together. To get to the point, I fell head over heels for him. Praise God, he fell for me too!! We started dating in November 1984, he asked me to marry him in December, and we got married in April of 1985. So many people said, that our marriage would never last, that it might possibly last six months to a year. Well, just a few weeks ago, on April 6, we celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary. I praise God for bringing our two lonely, hurt hearts together. Eddie was, and still remains, the perfect balm to soothe my heart. Gods timing is always perfect. Miracles can sometimes be hidden in a little boy, or girls heart felt wishes.

19 comments:

Beth said...

What a wonderful story. God truly knows our needs and answers our prayers in surprising ways.

What a sweet miracle!

Sharon Brumfield said...

awwwww..that was beautiful.
It reminds me of my younger brothers meeting with his wife.

I am so glad that God gave you Eddie. I pray that He continues to draw you both together and to Himself.
I pray God continues to make Eddie a man after His own heart. And that He stays a man that your heart can safely trust in.

Love ya girl
Have a beautiful day

Tänia said...

Isn't it funny how God knows just who to put us with? I love it! And to have been able to know him while he was a little boy, that is too cute! Congratulations on your wonderful marriage. Everyone said my hubby and I would not last long since we only knew each other five months when we married... but God knew... and that's what counted!

Blessings to you!

Tänia of www.weirblessed.com/faithprints

luvmy4sons said...

That was such a lovely story! You two were obviously meant for one another. I am so glad that God has blessed you with Eddie! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! Thanks for sharing your story!

jcdisciple said...

Thanks for sharing that sweet story. My hubby and I are high school sweethearts. Maybe I will blog about how God brought us together one day. I want you to know I keep coming here for the Hubby Encouragment posts. Thank you for sharing them. I have a great mentor who has taught me a lot about P31 women, but a lot of gals out there need this education. The books and secular magazines have it all wrong and are ruining our marriages and our homes. So a Big Thank You for sharing God's design for marriage.

Donetta said...

What a sweet story, your life is such a gift. How captivated he is with you. It is easy to see why.
Sis sorry I have not been around recently> My days are so very full and my nights the same. The fatigue by days end leaves little blogging energy. I hope to get a post done today but we will see. God is so holy and good. I love the series you are doing and would love to join in if I had the wherewithal. So many amazing adventures are underway.
I love you and I love the story of how God has directed your days.

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

What a wonderful story! It will be so fun to share with your kiddos. They love to know how mommy and daddy met.

Blessings, sweet friend!
Tracy

bauer zoo said...

beautiful and amazing!

Angie said...

Denise,

Your stories positively amaze me over and over again each week. Thanks for sharing this.

KEEP BELIEVING

Flip Flop Floozie said...

God had you two all paired up for years...you just had to wait or should I say Eddie had to wait!! Smile. That is great..I loved your story. That is like Mike and I. We met at 14 and started dating at 16 never to date any one else. It is still working 44 years later.
Blessings, Sandy

Fran said...

My oh my!! That is just adorable. I love it when couple have their "beginning" way back in the day. Simply meant to be sweet friend!!

hope you have had a great day!
You are loved and prayed for daily!
Hugs~
Fran

Melanie said...

What a great love story! How cute that you had actually known each other way back when!

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Denise, what a beautiful love story. It's so great to hear you gushing love for your sweetheart 23 years later still. I feel just like you. Every year it just gets better. Hopefully when we reach 23 years we'll be even more in love. Love like that IS a miracle!

Beloved MaMa said...

oh, i love this story!!! people said my hubby and I wouldn't last either...they failed to realize that God had brought us together in a miraculous and wonderful way :O) YOur story blessed me today!

A Stone Gatherer said...

That is one beautiful love story! Thanks for sharing it!

Bernadine said...

What a sweet story!
Thanks for sharing.
Love& hugs

becky voyles said...

This is trully a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Stephanie said...

Denise,
That is such a sweet story! How long did the friendship between the boys last after Eddie realized that he had been mislead? thanks for sharing your awesome miracle!

Nancie said...

Denise,

Thanks for sharing your sweet story. It is really encouraging to see God working so wonderfully for you and Eddie. Praise Him!

My God continue to deepen yours and Eddie's love for Him and for one another. May His riches blessing be upon your family.

Hope you have a blessed week!