On September 8th 1978 I went golfing with a friend. That evening we stopped for pizza at a little joint across from the college. While we were waiting for our order a pretty dark eyed girl with long brown hair came in. I tried to get her attention. She resolutely ignored me. The next morning in the college cafeteria I noticed a group singing happy birthday to this same girl. I was again impressed with her beauty, her quietness, and her modesty. That night my roommate and I went to a church picnic. The first person I saw was this same beautiful dark-eyed girl with long brown hair.
Toward the end of the evening I noticed she was searching for something. She had lost her headband. I gallantly volunteered to help her. I didn’t know anything about courtship at the time so I asked her out. She said she didn’t know me well enough. I told her, “That’s the point of going out, to get to know each other.” I said, “Tell you what, why don’t we eat together in the College CafÃ©? She said, “I don’t know.” I said, “Well, you don’t have to make up your mind right now. I will be waiting for you Monday at 5:00 at the College CafÃ©, if you want to eat with me show up there.”
She said, “I don’t know.”
I said, “You don’t have to know. I will be there.”
On Monday I was waiting with my heart pounding out of my chest when she rounded the corner of the girls dorm with a few of her friends. When she approached I said, “Would you like to eat with me?” She said, “If you want.”
“I do,” I said. We ate together. During the dinner I talked her into going out with me that weekend. I took her Putt-putt golfing. She trounced me.
I have loved her every day of my life since then with a deepening love. She still makes my heart be fast. She is not a quiet as she used to be and she has lost her beautiful southern dialect and inflection, but I love to hear her talk.
This September we will celebrate 28 years of marriage. She has loved me, fed me, forgiven me, defended me, and borne eight beautiful children into the world. She is the heart of our home and the love of my life. She is sometimes fiercely loyal and she blesses me with good counsel and high expectations. On top of all that she just loves to shovel snow, which is especially handy today.
She is a gift from God. ” – her price is far about rubies – ” Like Boaz said of Ruth, she is a worthy woman. You can visit her site here.
Valentines Day 2007