On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31

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Friday, September 7, 2012

No Whar But Texas!

Today marks the 26th year since Dear Heart and I met.
A day for which I will always be thankful
and still remember as though it was yesterday! ;-)
Having been widowed for one year and X-tremely lonely,
my friend, Sandy, invited me to attend her church which had a singles group.
(I WAS the single adult group at our small church)
On Sunday nights, several of the singles would head over to a
country western place for some fun and to do a little two-steppin'
now this was a shocking thing to my Mom who
could not believe that Baptists would dance on Sunday nights!
 
So, I reluctantly headed over there early to take a few lessons.
(Country Western dance had not been part of my repertoire, doncha see?)
After seeing my choices of partners at the lessons, I found myself an
obscure place to hide and keep away from the "weirdos."
Sandy informed me that I had a bad attitude and how another friend of hers
had actually met her husband in a "place like this." HA! I said.
After being invited to dance with a few exuberant dancers,
(maybe a few too many?)
a nice-looking man came over and said, "Would you like to dance with me?"
Oh yes! He was a sweet talker indeed and talked all the
time as he guided me around the dance floor.
Felt like I had been 2-steppin' all my life.
We danced and danced and went out for a bite to eat together.
After giving him my office phone number, we said our good-byes,
(not telling him where I lived.)
and then I drove home at breakneck speed.
hoping he wasn't a crazy who would follow me home
He called the next day. We set a date.
In a few days, he called again, asking me to go to a movie
with him and "his boy."
Okay! Now this is crazy.
Only a few weeks before,
as I sat at a red light staring at a man and his son in the truck ahead of me,
I distinctly remember my prayer,
.
"O God, that's what I need. A man and a boy."
All I can say is, God works in mysterious ways, doesn't He?
He knows, He hears, He cares.
Those eyes still spark with a sweet mischief.
You gotta love a guy like that!
Turns out, the little boy had a sister.
So, second date finds me with Dear Heart, his son, and his daughter.
Two of the best kids. Ever!
I not only got the cake, but the frosting AND sprinkles too.

 If you have time to listen, this is Willie Nelson singing
I Could Waltz Across Texas With You.
 


14 comments:

  1. What a wonderful love story! Congratulations to the both of you~

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  2. What a wonderful story- God was certainly holding you in the palm of His hand and just waiting to set you down in the right place at the right time! Hope you still two-step once in a while- xo Diana

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  3. So sweet! What a beautiful story.

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  4. A sweet SWEET post!! Congratulations! That song is one of Louis Dean's very favorites!

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  5. Such a cute couple! Congrats on 24yrs and many, many more. In life I find that doors may close, but windows open and blessing pour in when we're ready. What a sweet love story, thanks for sharing!

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  6. What a great love story - I am so glad you found each other and you loved his children! How cool is that?

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  7. Loved reading this blog. Look forward to hearing more about your sweet family.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I got some good suggestions from blogger friends so hope to do some revamping this week end, if time permits.
    Blessings, Barb

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  8. What an awesome story of God's faithfulness.
    I'm visiting with you via Nana Diana's blog and I'm your newest follower.
    Enjoy your Sunday

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  9. I love Texas, I love Willie, and I love your story. You are my kind of girl.

    "Frosting and sprinkles" you are just too cute!

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  10. Hey! What a wonderful story, I love true life stories that make me smile!
    And I love Willie Nelson, perfect song to go with this post.

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  11. What a beautiful, and FUN, story! Congratulations and blessings to you both.

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  12. Awwww........I love love stories! That was a good one!

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  13. What a wonderful story! I would never have thought this was the way you and Jay met. It never crossed my mind that you two - particularly he! - could dance! Best of all was that he was apparently the answer to your prayer just a few days before. I'm sure that you were the answer to his as well. After all, look at you! Lots of love, sister-in-love, RuthAnn

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  14. Precious story. A man and a boy. Love it!

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