Eleven years ago today my wonderful man and I were married.
Stephen is the most amazing man. He is truly a man's man. He would rather be working physically then be sitting all day behind a desk. He is incredible at thinking outside the box. He is honest to the point where he can be taken as a little too blunt. He is smart - street smart and book smart. He has more common sense than any other smart guy I know ( if that makes any sense). He loves learning. I have never met any one else as willing to admit his weaknesses while being confident in his strengths. I never have to worry about being led, protected or provided for with him for a husband. Even though he is a tough guy, he is so incredibly gentle with me. With the kids (especially our girls) he is just a big teddy bear. God has blessed me so much! I never want to take for granted that He has blessed me and I deserve none of it. Praise God that He gives good gifts and is patient and gracious to us.
The beginning of the long story: Part 1
Stephen and I met while I was going through a YWAM DTS ( discipleship training school) . I was 18 years old and he was 20 years old. His older brother was staffing my DTS and Stephen was visiting him. Since I am writing this story and this is my blog I get to tell this part which differs a little from his ;)
The first time I saw him I must confess I thought he was his brothers outreach. I really thought he was a teeny bopper but in my defense he had these huge shorts and surfer hat over his eyes. It wasn't until the next day that I met him. I was playing foosball (of which I am the foosball queen ;) and he came up and asked to play with me. He told me he was going to lose the first hour ( on purpose ). Has anyone out there seen the movie Maverick? this was a quote from the movie. This was how he got his nickname for the first 6 months I knew him, Maverick. Anyway he did lose for the first hour ( not on purpose ) and then he beat me (once). During that time we got to know each other a little bit. Over the next few days we spent time talking, just hanging out in groups and then he went home to Durango.
To be continued . . . . .
Happy Anniversary, honey! I love you so very much! , Me