Monday, January 12, 2009

I Remember When......

When I was in the sixth grade, I was very shy. I was overweight, and got made fun of everyday. I really did not have many friends, so I spent most of my time studying, and making good grades. It was 1976, the bicentennial year. We were making a project for the special year, and my teacher asked me to stay in at recess to read somethings into a tape recorder. I jumped at the opportunity because I hated recess, that is when everyone would pick on me. So, there I was standing at a table set up in the hallway. I had this huge book in front of me, and a tape recorder. All of a sudden, this boy came in from outside, he smiled really big at me, and said hello cutie. Then, he started chasing me around the table trying to kiss me. Kiss. yuck!! I was running, and screaming very loudly. Gross!! Well, fast forward 8 years later, I met the love of my love in the month of November 1984, he asked me to marry him in December 1984, and we were married in April 1985. One day, we were talking about the schools we had went to, and we realized that we had went to elementary school together. So, we got out some old school pictures. Guess what? We were in the same class in the sixth grade, and he was the kissing bandit!! Well, he may not have caught me back then, but he has totally captured me now. My lovebug is my kissing bandit for life, we will celebrate 24 years of kissing, and marriage on April 6th. Now, I need to go catch my kissing bandit!!

45 comments:

April said...

Oh, my goodness, Denise! I can't get over that story!!! God definitely had a plan to bring the two of your together...it was just a matter of time. What a wonderful love story! Congrats on a happy and lasting marriage!

bp said...

Wow, that is so neat!! I'm glad he caught you!

Heather said...

what a great story! how funny! just proves you two were meant for each other! very sweet.

Heather said...

You & Eddie are so cute!!!! WHat a great memory I just loved it thanks for sharing.
Your friend, Heather

Angie said...

That is TOOOOO sweet! What a great story! I know he is thrilled to have caught you too!

Congrat's on your bloggy award! You are very deserving---it is all TRUE---you are a GREAT encourager to so MANY!

I love you dearly Friend!!!

Bernadine said...

What a beautiful story, that put a smile on my face.

Debbie said...

That is something else!!! He knew a good thing when he saw you, no matter what age you were. Too cute!

Donetta said...

Hi hon
that is so funny

Michele Williams said...

This is a wonderful memory/story! God is so amazing! Wow... in 1976 Heather was born! I'm getting old! lol....

Laurie Ann said...

Oh how sweet! I'm so glad the Kissing Bandit caught you! LOL! This was precious...and priceless. Thanks for sharing, love ya!

Gail W. said...

This is too much fun, Denise! I'm thinking you aren't running away these days:) Congratulations on the blogger award-I know you are a GREAT encouragement to me ((HUGS))

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness Denise did you guys just figure that out recently...that is so funny. I am starting to run into old elementary school classmates, but I know I didn't marry one...what a small world. No doubt Lovebug knew what he wanted ;-)

luvmy4sons said...

What a wonderful story. God made you for each other that is for sure!

Stacy said...

WOW---SOOO SWEET! In retrospect, isn't it amazing how God works things out and the paths He takes us on. Happy early Anniversary!

Sandi said...

That is so awesome. I love those stories.

FromThe Creek said...

That is a very special memory!

Debra said...

Oh my gosh, Denise...that is the cutest story! You could write a short story about that for sure!!

I hope you and your kissing bandit are having a great night. Love ya girlie!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

GET OUTTA HERE!!!!!!!!!!!! NOWAY!*
THAT IS HYSTERICAL!!! Ohmigosh Denise! That's the best story!!

The Lord crossed your paths when you were young, and then yall married later.. yet didn't know that was thee other years before.
Im so smiling.
GOD BLESS YOU TWO LOVEBUGS,
holykisses,
Lea

Speaking from the Heart said...

Denise,

May you and Lovebug have many more happy years together. I am in awe with God's plans for all of us.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

It is amazing that you still have that photo, Denise. :)
That's precious.

Omah's Helping Hands said...

That is so neat! I'm so very happy for both of you. What a heartwarmning story. A cute one at that.

Serendipity said...

Hi Denise, hope you are feeling better now. What an amazing story! And really romantic too!

Wife of Rob said...

That is so wild. My hubba hubba hubby and I figured out how many times over the years that we had crossed paths and never knew each other. It was chilling when we put some of those things together. It just does nothing but prove the "Divine Providence of the Lord". No one can ever convince me otherwise! My bandit is snoozing now, so I guess giving him a kiss is out ;o)

Cheryl said...

Denise,

Awesome story! Thanks for sharing!

Love,
Cheryl

Gretchen said...

True love, indeed! Very cute story.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I love this story! You guys were meant to be from the beginning!

Love Bears All Things said...

This was a wonderful story. I could just picture you two back then. I was afraid when I read the part about him chasing you around the table that you got into trouble.
Mama Bear

Denise said...

Great story! It is testament to the wonders of God..........

God has had HIS hand on you all your life........ what a wonder to look back and see the provisions that HE has made..........

MyJourneyBack said...

oh my goodness what a neat story. How God had plans for you and you didn't even know it! My daughter tells the grandbaby to look nice at the church nursery he might meet his future bride there!
I loved reading your story.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Sherry

Sharon Brumfield said...

That was sweet.
God has a plan...and if we avoid them the first time around....He will bring them around again. ;)
Glad Eddie got caught!
Sweet memory.

Donetta said...

Hay Sweetie, I hope your doing better today. Your silence always the signal your perhaps challenging the vessel again. Gods peace to you.

Michele Williams said...

I miss you sweetie.... I pray all is well.... Love, Michele

sailorcross said...

So, Lovebug has been chasing after you since you were what--11 years old?

I'm glad you finally let him catch you!!

I haven't heard from you--praying that all is okay.

Beth

A Stone Gatherer said...

What an awesome story! Who knew, God knew!!!

Jessie said...

OH AWESOME story. Teehee. I especially like the ending. AWWWWW

Lady of Value said...

That is so cool! Blessings to you today Denise!

MyJourneyBack said...

Stopped in to say hi.
Blessings,
Sherry

A Stone Gatherer said...

Hey Denise I gave you an award, check it out!

Debra said...

Denise,

Praying for you........

Grammy said...

Oh what fate. A great kissing bandit story.

Edge of Design said...

Oh how funny is that! What am amazing love story indeed. I hope you are doing well!

Patricia@TypingOne-Handed said...

What a fabulous story!!! I love it! My dh and I lived in the same neighborhood, 8 years apart. He was a toddler when he lived there, I was in third-fifth grade. We met overseas in Okinawa, Japan about 9 years later.

Shelby, formerly Willow said...

Denise, that is an AWESOME story! Instead of your lovebug, I'm gonna forever think of him as the kissing bandit! ;-)

How are you doing, sweetie? I haven't visited in too long but you have definitely been on my mind and in my heart.

Blessings and love!

becky voyles said...

What a precious story, Denise. I have missed you. I have been away from blogging so I feel like the prodigal who has come home. I just had to post about my postive day today, be thankful and share once again.

Anonymous said...

This really touched my heart..The Lord had His hand on both you and Eddie and what a precious story. Have you ever thought to publish it? Very precious...I have shared this one with my friends. You truly are a special person and a wonderful gift from God...

Love and many prayers up!
Sonya