Tuesday, July 20, 2010

More Than Words...

Jacob and I met as kids; I think we were about 10. It was not love at first sight by any means. This new kid in Sunday school didn't sit still or appear to pay attention. He didn't talk much, just asked prayer for his mom to quit smoking. In the regular church services he played with cars on the pews even making those "engine" noises. He was kind of annoying, really. But I started to get to know him and found that we had a lot of fun together. We could laugh and talk and hang out for hours. I always seemed to get along better with the boys anyway. We went to Great Adventure one summer, and I didn't want him to know that I didn't ride roller coasters, so i sucked it up and put a grin on my face and said I LOVE THEM!  It was pretty incredible. He never knew til years later that it was my first time!
Time went by. Jr High and High school seemed to drag on f--o--r--e--v--e--r. We both went through all the ups and downs of "significant others"; meanwhile, venting and leaning on each other as best friends would do. He even dated my sister! I had no feelings for the Chap other than just always being my friend. I never looked at him through glossy-lover eyes. I never thought that there would ever be more between us than "just friends". My boyfriends and his girlfriends always had so much in common-they were mad at us most of the time because of our closeness to each other. If they didn't like that Jacob and I were gonna be best friends and hang out then the boyfriend/girlfriend had to go. It was kind of complicated and yet so easy.
One day when I can home from college, i looked at him and saw something different. I saw a grown man. A man I admired. A man I enjoyed being with more than anyone else. A man I held dear to my heart. A man I still was not in love with. I told my mom, "I am going to marry him." She said, "Are you in love with him?" and I told her "No, not yet. But I just know!" I think she shrugged it off at that point.
We started spending alot of time together just having fun. A few months later, I told him I loved him. He was silent-literally silent. Then he stood up and left. (I was worried I just kissed my friend goodbye!)
We talked a few days later over a cup of coffee--it was a good talk. We decided to let things roll how they may and see what happens.....
He proposed to me that next Christmas and we got married the following summer.
I truly married my very best friend. He is the person I most enjoy being with! I am 100% sure he would say the same thing about me. We have had our ups and downs over the last 8 years. We have certainly been through some trials that I know have and would separate some marriages. But God has given us strength to make it through those tough times and will give us the strength and hope to make it through the next tough one. I thank God for preparing us for one another at such a young age!
I loved him then, but I love him more now and in a much deeper way. More than you could ever imagine, more than words could ever say!

1 comment:

Dusty said...

I love to read stories of other couples! This is such a great one!