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Our Family's Bitter/Sweet Life

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday's Random Musings

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

In honor of Valentine's Day, I am dedicating today's post to our relationship. I personally think that marriage is one of the most wonderful things that God created. Oh, don't get me wrong. It is work. Sometimes it is a lot of work. Most of the time it is what keeps me grounded, sane, and feeling loved and supported. I am so thankful for a loving husband who puts up with all of my imperfections!

Today I will share some random facts about our relationship. Some facts might be interesting, some not so much. It is our life. Sometimes we sit in front of the TV in our PJ's just like everyone else. Sometimes we go out on the town.

OK, we almost never go out on the town. I'll just be honest and stick to the facts.

Random facts.

**We met our senior year in high school. We both took "Interpersonal Relationships," for an easy "A." Who knew we would find love?

**I was attracted to Nurse Boy because he was one of the most open, honest, and fun people I had ever met. With Nurse Boy, what you see is truly what you get. I admire that about him. Always have. (It can also be embarrassing, but that is another post for another day.)

**We dated for 3 years, then we were engaged for 2 years, and have been married for 12 years.

**One summer night in 1996, we almost broke off our engagement. It was a few months before we were married. (A story most people don't know.) Reflecting back on that night, we both believe that was when God intervened and took over. We believe that His plan was to put us together, but we were to submit to Him. This was something we had not been doing. We actually treasure that memory now. It is a reminder that there are 3 of us in this marriage.

**We were married at a local country club in the "Pub Room." I know! How romantic, right?There were only 45 people present, including us. The ceremony and reception were in the same room. Nurse Boy was the sound man. He actually held a remote to the CD player during the ceremony. (Yes, we are some classy people.) It was very small, but exactly what we wanted at that time in our life.

**We lived with my parents for the first 6 months after we were married. Nurse Boy had moved here to join me and was looking for a job while I was teaching third grade in the inner city. It made sense at the time. (But, I wouldn't recommend it.)

**Nurse Boy would have lived there forever. My parents always took his side, pampered him, and made only meals he liked.

**Some of our favorite memories were from our first apartment. Back when we had money, but didn't know it. Not to mention, very few responsibilities. Dinner and a movie were a weekly occurrence. (It now takes an act of congress.)

**It was in that apartment we found out we were pregnant with our first child. It was about 2 years into our marriage and we were very surprised. Who knew that unprotected "relations", just once, would change your life forever? Oh, I guess God did. We had planned on waiting for a few more years. We are both grateful for the timing, now. If we had waited, we don't think we would have 3 children.

Tomorrow we will post another random list. This list will include everything you never wanted to know about us and more.

Oh, you thought you already read that, huh?


Boy Mom said...

Aww, how very sweet. I believe there is a Jewish tradition that what God has been doing since he got the earth created is arranging marriages. I believe!

I'm looking forward to tomorrows list.

Chaos-Jamie said...

I have great memories of the first apartment we lived in also. It was a dump and we were so blissfully happy.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Hi! I just became your new follower! :0)
Loved your post-My husband and I were married around the same time as you, and we've had a rocky early start, but the more we submitted to God, it made us solid.
Can't wait to know more!
Thanks for visiting my blog-I welcome new friends any day!!
(P.S. Could your kids be any more cuter??)

Mummy McTavish said...

We look back with fond memories on that time when we had money and didn't know it too. We thought it was the simple life then! I'm developing my val's day blog in my head at the moment... stay tuned.

Jewel said...

I love reading your memories! *sigh* They cause me to reflect and remember ours, too, but I wouldn't go back to those early years. We've come so far and I love where we are in our marriage. The Lord is good!