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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Getting To Know You - Courtship!

When I was 14 years old, there was a dance every month for the youth in my church. It was held in a city 45 minutes away from my home. I met a boy there. At the time, my family didn’t have a computer yet (I will feel like a total dinosaur when I tell my kids this story someday ;) So, the boy and I started to write letters to each other (through snail mail). This continued until I convinced my parents to buy a computer and get the Internet. Then I was introduced to email.

I soon set up an email address that was based on a nickname I had through an inside joke with the boy. We emailed a lot and our friendship grew. I still use that email address and have a folder in my email that contains emails from him, from a decade ago!

At a dance, 16 years old.

When we were 19 years old, the boy went to Mexico for 2 years, to serve a mission. We were able to keep in touch by mail & email throughout those years, and I’m really glad we did! About 3 weeks after the boy got home from Mexico, he proposed!

Almost 8 years later, here we are, married with 2 cute little daughters! Email has played a big role in our relationship. We had a long distance relationship for much of the 7 years that we knew each other before we were married, so I’m really glad we had email to keep us connected! And really it’s not over, because we still email each other several times every day. :)

Now, I’m curious: How did you meet your hubby or significant other?

7 comments:

  1. Wow, what a sweet story. I just met my husband the old boring way. We met at a church dance. There was no email back then. We had to call each other or write letters. We lived 3 hours away from each other.

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  2. I remember you reading Ken's letters (while he was on his mission) to us little beehives when we had a sleepover at your place hah!

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  3. lol Vanessa, really?! I don't remember doing that!

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  4. Daniel and I met at a YSA dance. We emailed quite a lot too actually (even tho facebook has made it almost extinct now.) We played a game where we would email back and forth 10 things about ourselves until we couldn't think of anything else. It was fun :)

    PS I had no idea you had a blog! It's so cute! I'm now following it!

    saracomely at gmail dot com
    paperdaisychains.blogspot.com

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  5. Such a sweet story! My husband and I knew each other since elementary school.

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  6. Oh that dance picture is so stinkin cute I can't stand it!

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  7. AW, loved reading your story! Troy and I met when we were 12!! Looks like we have so much in common! :)

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~Heather Lynne

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