Tuesday, May 20, 2014



The best decision I ever made was to marry the girl 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.

A Senior in High School

This is the girl that took my breath away when she walked into class that morning. I was too shy to talk to girls, so it was almost a year before she had any idea that I was interested. I think that the good Lord knew that I needed all of the help I could get so he made it so that our paths crossed in a number of ways that year. Mr. Brost selected five students to work together each week producing learning packets for History class. Gina and I were both in the group. We both worked at the Harris Pine furniture factory. I worked on the dresser jig, and she made drawers. I would spend my breaks back with the drawer makers, but she still didn't catch on.

It came time for our High School graduation and I still had never gotten up the nerve to ask her out. Finally I mustered up every ounce of courage I could find and asked her if she would march with me when we graduated. She told me that she would like to but she had already told Russell she would march with him. If I would talk to Russell she would march with me. Once again summoning up every bit of courage I had I talked to Russell. He was very gracious and bowed out. I was on cloud nine.

The rest is history. 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 in the Denver First Seventh-day Adventist Church.  There hasn't been a dull moment since.

Let me call you "Sweetheart," I'm in love with you.
Let me hear you whisper that you love me too.
Keep the love-light glowing in your eyes so true.
Let me call you "Sweetheart," I'm in love with you.

Here We Are

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  1. Congratulations and thanks for sharing your story!

  2. A lovely post - beautiful sentiments to celebrate a loving relationship and a sweet tribute to your wife and sweetheart.

  3. Beautiful story and a beautiful relationship.

  4. Oh what a SUPER post and tribute to both you and your lovely wife. Sometimes first loves and the strongest. I wish for you and your wife many, many more years of joy and love together.

  5. This terribly SWEET. Yeah, I have no courage when it comes to dating; you fortunately found your voice!

  6. You are a beautiful, loving couple, and it stands to reason that your wife was the prettiest girl of the school. You have almost been married for 40 years now!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

  7. Lucky you! My Lorne got cold feet back then, but finally we are together - it truly is SWEET!

    abcw team

  8. Some good memories and sentiments here.. SWEET !

    PhenoMenon, ABCW

  9. Exceptions make the rules ! What a romantic love story !
    ABC Wednesday Team

  10. What a great story! Congratulations for your beautiful relationship!

  11. Thank you for sharing your story and pictures. This was very sweet for today. :)

  12. So good that you two crossed paths again. Beautiful couple.

  13. Winner S post hands down! The asking her to march with you part reminds me of HP asking Cho to go with him to the Yule Ball. Your story though has a much better outcome, and the fact that it's not fiction makes it all the more beautiful.

    P.S. I used to go to a Seventh-Day Adventist church; played the piano for church services and went to SDA schools (from first grade til college) in fact.