Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Anniversary Baby ♥

Yup---19 years ago today my sweetheart and I tied the knot! I feel very blessed to have such a friend and companion to share my life with all these years.  This is especially true considering what we have gone through over the last 6 months, with the cancer and treatments.  Mark has been my rock and a true and loving helpmate, and I don't think I could have gotten through all of this without him.  He is a true blessing and I thank God for him every day.
 How about if I tell you 10 facts that you might not know about my hubby and I?? 1...We were set up by a mutual friend. A friend that I worked with at the nursing home kept on bugging me to call this "guy who is PERFECT for you!" I never was the kind of gal who called guys in the first place so it took a long time (around 6 months!) for me to finally tell her that I would call him if she would just shut up!

2...I had never dated much---I married my high school sweetheart the first time around and had only been divorced for about a year when all this started. I really didn't even care to have a relationship with anyone. I was enjoying going out on occasional dates and having time to myself! Mark was a bachelor and hadn't been married before. 3...The guy my friend wanted me to call was named Mark---and there were 2 other men who I was dating occasionally, at the time...both named Mark. LOL At least I didn't have to worry about calling them the wrong names!

4...I totally missed our first date!! LOL As I was getting ready to leave, some people I knew came knocking on my door. By the time I got them to leave and got to the place we were supposed to meet, Mark was walking out the back door as I was walking in the front one! 5...I went to a local bar one night, to meet up with some friends, and ended up meeting this handsome and sweet guy--we really hit it off right away! We spent most of the evening talking and shooting pool and dancing to the great blues band that was there (both die hard blues fans!). Come to find out....guess who it was?? Yup! LOL Want to know how I found out it was him?? When we had arranged our first date (the one I missed), he had told me to look for his bright green coat (the one that I had seen going out the back door !!) one point in the evening he went to grab a pack of smokes out of his coat that was hanging on a chair over in the corner....tah dah! Yup...that crazy bright green coat!! I just couldn't believe it! 6...We seem to have a weird psychic connection--even from the beginning! Seriously, the first night I met him, we were talking about families (Mark comes from a large family) and I asked him to guess how many kids my Grandparents had had....(my Dad comes from a LARGE family!) and Mark looked at me for a minute and then said "17". Just out of the blue!! He was exactly right! LOL AND Now...after all these years of marriage, we totally are in each other's head! It's a little weird really.

7....I was actually a little bummed out that I met Mark. I really had no intention of getting married again, at least so soon. I was enjoying being single for really the first time in my life, had a nice adorable little apartment all to myself, a good job. AND I knew, as soon as we met, that all that was over! LOL Oooh, the Lord works in mysterious ways!

8...When we knew that things were getting serious between us, I had to tell him my sad news. I was unable to get pregnant. I had met his family and saw how he loved them all and was so good with all his nieces and nephews....and I had to tell him that he might want to break it off with me and find some nice girl to marry and have babies with. I thought for sure that would be the deal breaker! lol Nope, silly man....he wanted me anyways. :o) Turns out---I was only unable to get pregnant with my FIRST hubby! LOL ( Guess who ended up preggy right away? huh?) 9...Mark proposed to me and gave me a ring...and I turned him down. I loved him but I really didn't want to get married again. He told me to keep the ring, and I put it in my underwear drawer and kept it there for a long time. He finally convinced me that we were going to be together forever and I might just as well get used to the idea...and he was going to be my husband and that was that. Period. He was so right. We got married at the courthouse. 10...In 2007 we finally got our church wedding ♥



TheRustyThimble said...

Happy Anniversary Karen I have featured you on my blog today

Lisa said...

This is the best story I have ever heard!! Love it. Congratulations!

Joanna said...

Happy anniversary!

Lori said...

Karen, what a beautiful story...thanks for sharing...Happy Anniversary to you and Mark!!!

Junie Moon said...

What a beautiful story. I love all the bits of synchronicity between the two of you. My husband and I have pretty much the same thing going on. Happy anniversary to you and Mark, Karen!

Theresia (Minori Design) said...

I love the are such a sweetheart Karen!
Have a beautiful day my friend xxx

Marilyn said...

Sorry to be late....but wishing you a belated Happy Anniversary and many, many more! Love the story.

Home and Heart said...

What a WONDERFUL story!!! Congrats to you both!! I hope you have many many more! I got a big kick out of the "Mark" story!!
My "problem" was guys named Dave. My very first boyfriend was named Dave, my first fiance, Dave, my first husband, yep, Dave!! (Gee, I sound like I got around!!)

Amy. said...

Happy Happy anniversary to you both!! I loved reading about your journey together. Very sweet, for sure :)
I am glad you have one another.
PS I have been stopping by regular but have not always left messages for you. Shame on me.

Mod Podge Amy said...

Happy Anniversary! Oh, and you won my giveaway! Please e-mail me at modpodgerocks Thanks!

sweet european dreams said...

that is the sweetest story. I couldn't stand my husband when I first met him and then one day I looked at him in a totally different we're two peas in a pod.
Happy Anniversary! -diane

mimi'sdarlins said...

Oh, I just LOVE this story! Such a sweet and romantic and absolutely lovely little history you and your hubby have. Thanks so much for sharing, and Happy Anniversary :-)

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

What an adorable story Karen! Hope you and Mark will have many more years of blessings!

Lallee said...

What a sweet story. Happy anniversary, Karen! I wish you and hubby many, many more.

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