Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Happy 30th Anniversary

He lived in Lubbock and was going to Texas Tech. 
I was going to NTSU, now UNT.

We met because my brother lived across the hall from him in the dorm. They discovered they were both from Arlington so when they came home for Thanksgiving we all hung out. 
Bill says he fell in love with a photograph of me in my brother's room. 
I was dating someone else so we were just friends 
for about 3 years.
I knew when he called me on Valentine's Day of 1982 that something was up.
I was at home working on this quilt when the phone rang. 

It was a Saturday and I will never forget sitting on the floor with the quilt in my lap talking to him on the phone.

I started to entertain the possibility that we could be more than friends but debated back and forth about it. 
I didn't want to ruin our friendship
 I had a crush on him. 

I headed out to Lubbock in April for my sister's wedding shower.
At some point early on Saturday, Bill asked if I would go to breakfast with him on Sunday before I headed home.
After the shower my sister, Karin, spilled the beans and told me that Bill was going to tell me that he wanted to be more than friends.
 I was completely nervous all the way to the Pancake House the next morning.
I don't think either of us ate a thing.
In the two months since he called me, I had already decided we should try dating
We did as soon as he got home in May after his college graduation. 
We were engaged by the end of September and married the next April,
30 years ago today.
I have been completely blessed to be married to my best friend.
It hasn't always been easy, and we have seen some valleys
 in the end our friendship, our faith and our love binds us together. 
Happy Anniversary to my Honey,


  1. That's such a sweet love story. Happy Anniversary. :)

  2. Congratulations, and Happy Anniversary! You both still look so young. Great post!

  3. Happy Anniversary... wonderful story!

    We just had our 30th too! (in April)

    May you both have many more days of love and romance ahead of you!

  4. Awww...great love story!! Thanks for the visit and sweet comment on my end tables :) Happy anniversary!! Laurel

  5. Such a nice way to tell your story! Happy Anniversary! Our 19th anniversary was April 24, so I found your post especially touching.