Once upon a time, in a land far far away, there lived a girl with beautiful golden hair. In that same land, there lived a lonely boy. One day as the lonely boy walked into history class, he looked across the room and saw a golden haired angel. His heart jumped and he was sure that this was love at first sight. He knew that he had to get up the courage to talk to this vision of loveliness with the golden curls.
The girl with the beautiful golden hair
The lonely boy was too shy to talk to girls, so it was almost a year before the girl with the beautiful golden hair had any idea that the lonely boy was interested. The good Lord knew that the lonely boy needed all of the help he could get so He made it so that their paths crossed in a number of ways that year.
The history teacher selected five students to work together each week producing learning packets for history class. The girl with the beautiful golden hair and the lonely boy were both in the group. They both worked at the furniture factory. The lonely boy worked on the dresser jig, and the girl with the beautiful golden hair made drawers. The lonely boy would spend his breaks back with the drawer makers, but the girl with the beautiful golden hair still didn't catch on.
It came time for their high school graduation, and the lonely boy still had never gotten up the nerve to ask the girl with the beautiful golden hair out on a date. Finally, the lonely boy mustered up every ounce of courage he could find and asked the girl with the beautiful golden hair if she would march with him when we graduated. She told him that she would like to, but that she had already told another boy that she would march with him. If the lonely boy would talk to the other boy, she would march with him. Once again the lonely boy summoned up every bit of courage he had and spoke to the other boy. He was very gracious and bowed out. The lonely boy was on cloud nine.
This fairy tale had a very happy ending. After a year of a long distance relationship, five hundred miles, we were finally in the same place at the same time. I knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with this girl. On June 15, 1975, we were married at the Denver First Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Today is a special day. 42 years ago, I said "I Do" to my very best friend. The best decision I ever made was to marry the girl with the beautiful golden hair who stole my heart when she walked into Mr. Brost's History class the beginning of my senior year of high school. I know that high school romances are not supposed to be forever and that when kids get married when they are in their teens, the marriages aren't supposed to last, but we have proven those things wrong. It is still awesome to go through each day with my best friend.
The last 42 years have been an exciting and very fulfilling time. I'm looking forward to spending the rest of my life with the girl with the beautiful golden hair that took my breath away that day when she walked into Mr. Brost's History class.