The bitterly cold month of January was coming to
an end and
as an eighteen year old girl, I was thinking
thoughts of Spring.
I had seen enough snow that winter to last me for
at least I thought I had.
One day I was helping my Step-Mom to clean the
windows of our huge old home. I kept wondering why
people that built that house nearly 100 years ago
such massive windows in the first place, it only
lots of cleaning to me. As I looked out that tall
noticed something new had been added or rather
Some-One new had been added.
As I watched the scene below, I noticed that the
was a young man dressed in Air Force Blues. My,
he looked and it had been a long time since I had
new faces in our little town & especially a
I did not recognize him, but I watched him as he
down the street opposite of where we lived. I
thought that it
was probably just someone visiting and I would
never see him
again. I was wrong. The next day, I was downstairs
of a window again when this same young man walked
house on his way to a little Mom and Pop general
was next door to us.
I was good friends with the owners of that store
a child, I was a playmate of their two children. I
Step-Mom if she needed anything from the store and
replied with a small "need list". I gladly went
the front door and into the store where I was
Mrs. Miller (the owner) in her usual loving and
way. After smiling in reply to her greeting.
I noticed this military man looking at objects on
shelf. As he smiled broadly at me, I noticed he
had the most
gorgeous smile I had ever seen. I was so
dumb-struck by his
charisma and trying hard to look intelligent that
Mrs. Miller that I wanted to purchase a Loaf of
Milk and a
Quart of Bread.
Instantly, I realized that I had made a ridiculous
and I found myself totally embarrassed. Both Mrs.
the gentleman were aware of it as well, but
neither made an issue
of it. I quietly paid for my purchases and quickly
of that store.
The following day, while visiting a girl friend,
man walked into the house. I stared as if seeing a
ghost and his
Mom asked if he recognized me. That same wide grin
only by his sparkling deep brown eyes. I could
only sit and smile
in return. As his Mom said my name, instantly
.....he replied," not that skinny pig tailed
The formalities over, we started chatting and the
called my parents and asked if I could date him. I
myself in happiness. We had so much snow and icy
roads that winter
and could not drive because of the danger.
Suddenly, I didn't mind
shoveling snow with him by my side, we built a
snowman, went sled
riding, and drank lots of hot chocolate. It was a
As January turned to February and then to March, I
I loved this man. He presented me with a proposal
on Easter Sunday
as soon as he walked me home from church. I
gleefully accepted and
we set the date for April 29th. We had dated
exactly three months
to the day of our marriage and we celebrated
this past April.
God has been so good to us, we both accepted Jesus
hearts and we were given two beautiful children
accepted Jesus as their Savior as well.
One other blessing in our marriage came in the
form of a
baby Grandson. How good our God is to his children
gratitude in my heart for all that I have been
given in my life, I Praise Him.