Ok, more like comical. But without further ado (is that how you spell that?), here's our story (in the words of my husband):
Ok, it all started back when I was 18 years old, just a young lad, not a care in the world! Flying free like a bird in the sky. Ok, not exactly... we all know that when you are 18, you know EVERYTHING (really that starts when you are a teenager), and I did have cares, I just wish that I knew how easy I had it at that time of my life! I'm only referring to responsibilities like bills and taking care of kids, etc. Of course, I'm so happy right now with my wife and kids, I can't even explain it. Now if I could just get rid of those pesky bills ;)
So, I was 18, fresh out of high school. I started going to church and that is where I met Stephanie. Ok, truth be told, the only reason I went in the first place was because a girl I wanted to date told me if I went to church with her, she'd go out with me. Well, we went on a date - once and it was awkward and short. Oh, and I forget to say that it was Stephanie's best friend. LOL Well, turns out God had a different plan for me, and even though the date didn't work out, the church thing did. So I got involved playing guitar and singing for the youth group and the main services. Steph, as you know is an awesome singer and that is where we got to know each other. That,and our small group (bible study). Well her boyfriend was in that group too. And by that time, I had found another girlfriend. So, we really didn't pay much attention to each other. I never thought I'd marry her! Well, time went by and Steph and her boyfriend broke up and I was getting to the point were I felt like I needed to dump the girl I was with.
Now, about this time, Steph and I stated talking a bit more. I can remember us sitting backstage on the stairs during a church service talking. I think that is the first time I felt like I kind knew her. Then more "talks" happened when she stayed a little late on purpose - I mean, on accident after small group.... hehe Well, we found a commonality an decided to go to the gym together.
This is were it gets good. We ended up in the "ab" section just sitting there talking the whole time. She was talking about her ex and how she envisioned a relationship and I was talking about my soon to be ex and how I was so unhappy. I think this is where I realized that something big was about to happen. Of course she was planting little seeds the whole time getting me to think about breaking up with that other girl.
Well, the next small group, guess who showed up early. :D
At the end of the session, we we talking as a group and I brought up how I didn't know if I need to break up with the girl I was with and I was asking for advice.... well guess who was the first to answer - "OH, I think you KNOW what you're supposed to do!", Stephanie said with such conviction. As if she didn't have this thing all planned out from the very beginning! Those were her exact words.
Now to this day, she won't admit she was stalking me, but I know her better ;)
I couple days later, I broke up with my girlfriend.
A few days later, she came to the youth group, which she NEVER came to on a regular basis. Coincidence? I think not!! Followed me around everywhere! lol, ok, maybe I'm exaggerating just a little there, but really, she never came to those.
That night before she left, we planned to call each other to talk on the phone. This is were the magic happened. We talked from about 9ish to about 5 in the morning! And I usually can't talk for more than a few minutes! We really got into some deep conversations.
Somewhere around 2 am is when she told me she had something to say. I already knew EXACTLY what it was she was going to say, but I figured I'd make her say it anyways.
"You are the man I'm going to marry" she said. So, don't forget, at this point, we hadn't even gone on a date. Yeah, not a single one. Crazy right. And so demanding! lol Crazy stalker!
Just kidding baby! I knew in my heart that I was going to marry her too and I'm glad I did!
3 months later I proposed and 10 months after that, we got married. (10 months after that, we had Ashton - it's all happening so fast!!!)
It's almost been 10 years of marriage and its amazing how much in love we are after all this time and going though the hard times and the good. We will NEVER be an old married couple... at least not in our hearts! I love you Stephanie!
So, what do you think, do I need to write another song for our 10th anniversary?