Monday, April 21, 2008

Blind Date

Hello Everyone!

In my very first post on "Plant Lady's Ponderings," I told you that I am a "happily married lady who enjoys gardening." Here's the story of how that came to be.

In May 1998, a dear friend called me and said, "Has a man called you?" Taken off guard, I replied, "No, if a man had called me, I'm sure I would have remembered!" I had not "dated" anyone and I had resolved myself to being single for the rest of my life. I was 33 years old and had never really found anyone I would date. People began to tell me that I was too "picky," and some "friends" had taken matters into their own hands by trying to arrange a "match" for me.

One in particular, was a "blind date," that I found out about at the last minute. The "friend" neglected to tell me about what she had done! I felt obligated to go, so I did. Needless to say, it was a disaster! So, you can probably tell, I am leery of blind dates!

Well, as I was saying, my dear friend called to inquire if a "man" had called. When my reply was "no," she told me what she had done. "I NEVER set anyone up on blind dates, BUT, I ran into a friend of mine from college and we talked about old times and all of a sudden you popped into my mind," she said. "I asked him if he was dating anyone and he said he wasn't so I gave him your phone number and told him to call." She then asked me if I remembered him from high school. We had gone to different high schools, but were from the same county. I was familiar with who he was, because of his involvement in various school and community activities within our county.

After she told me of what she had done, we got a big laugh from my other "blind date" story and our conversation ended. About five minutes later, the phone rang. It was him! He said, "This is K__, my friend M_____ told me she thinks we should meet. Would you like to go out on Saturday, May 23?" We talked for a while, then I agreed. The "blind date" was set, although it wasn't exactly blind since I knew a little about him.

The date went well. He came by to pick me up. I invited him in to meet my parents, then we were off! We went to dinner and a movie. On the way to the restaurant, we talked about our families, our churches, and other things we had in common. It was as if I had known him all my life. I was very relaxed with him, not at all nervous like with the other "blind date."

When the date was over, he said, "I'd like to see you again." I said, "Okay, just call me." That was our first date! By our third date, I knew in my heart, that we would marry! I'll save that story for another time.

I'll continue to share stories of our courtship and marriage in future posts if you are interested.
It gets more exciting as our courtship continues!

Let me know by posting your thoughts.

Be Encouraged!
Plant Lady


SKY4KAT said...

Oh how romantic. I would love to hear more.
It was also my 3rd date with my neighbor that I knew that i was falling in love. (I had made a vow never to marry again so there were obstacles to overcome) But we had gone skiing together because we had the same ski pass and we could share gas expenses.Ha God had a lot more in mind.
I look forward to hearing more.
Katrina in Colorado

JnL4God said...

Plant Lady,
That sounds so neat. I was 33 when my husband and I started dating too. However like Katrina I had baggage from my 1st marriage. But God is wonderful and if you can let go of the reigns he can work wonders. Yes I want to hear more. Its been so nice chatting with you and the other women from the study.

Be Blessed.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful. I would love to hear more. I love romantic stories! I have one myself!

Oh, by the way, who won the birdhouse? I think I missed to posting. I tried to look for it but couldn't find it.

Blessings ~ Christi