Thursday, February 15, 2007
A day late, but still in love...
Yes, I am quite aware that YESTERDAY was Valentine's Day and that I should have posted this then. Sigh. I may be a day late, but I am still in love with Mr. U so I do want to share about how we met and a little about our wedding.
We met December 9, 1997, online. Yup, you read that correctly. We met online. :) While we did email back and forth a bit, it still seemed kind of creepy to me to be conversing with a man that I hadn't met face to face. Then one day, lo and behold, he happened to mention the name of his aunt and uncle and I knew them personally!! I was very well acquainted with them and, in fact, LOVED this family!!!! I knew that I just had to meet Mr. U at that point!!!
We met face to face on December 23, 1997. There he was- so handsome, so kind and caring, so SMART!!! And I was a nervous wreck!!! For him, he said he fell in love on our 2nd date. I asked him how in the world he "does" a funeral (I couldn't think of a better word- HA!!). He's a pastor, so I was curious. Just how does one "do" a funeral. He smiled and told me later that at that moment, he knew I was "the one".
It took me a while to know he was "the one". After almost 2 months of knowing him and after MUCH prayer and fasting, God gave me complete peace that Mr. U was the man for me. I knew that I loved him, but I wanted the Lord to confirm that he was the man God had chosen.
Mr. U asked me to marry him on July 20, 1998. I may share the details of how he asked me one day, but not now. :) We planned our wedding day to be December 12, 1998, and boy was I ready!!
The day was overcast and COLD!!!! I had always had dreams of a very sunshiny wedding day, but this was not to be. However, I think we had MORE than enough sunshine beaming from the smiles of Mr. U and myself!!! I walked down the isle on the arm of my dad and walked out of the church, 30 minutes later, very proud to be Mrs. U. What a dream come true!!
Since the Lord saved me in 1989, I had been praying about being married one day. I prayed about my husband- for him and his possible needs, for his character, for his walk with the Lord. I also prayed that the Lord would teach me what it means to be a loving, godly wife. I am so blessed that the Lord gave me such an incredibly husband in Mr. U. He is a man of great conviction and character and I truly admire his walk with the Lord and the wisdom he has from studying God's Word so much. I have far to go in becoming a loving, godly wife, but with Mr. U by my side, leading the way, and with the Lord as my Strength and Shield, it will happen. Slowly but surely, it will happen.
To God be the Glory.
(This picture was the last shot taken before Mr. U and I drove away from the church after our wedding reception. We were in Mr. U's Jeep and it was WAY too small for my dress!! LOL!! My dress was smooshed in the Jeep and it was so poofy that it came up to my armpits when sitting in that car!!! I was holding a container of food that the caterer had prepared for Mr. U and myself and it was sitting on top of my dress almost up to my chin!! LOL!!!)
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