Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The baseball game I will never forget

Why you ask? Well, because… This is the VERY first time I hung out with my future husband - Joshua Mark.

Yes. At a Baseball Game. Funny story actually… I had NO idea that Josh liked me. My cute friend Em (sitting next to me – long blonde hair) actually was the one asking me to go to this baseball game with her. She invited Josh, Matt, Sam and some others... Well, it turned out to be Josh, me, Em, and Sam (Hi Sam – miss you!).

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I did sit next to Josh and we did watch the baseball game. There were some rowdy fans around us, but we had a good time. This was the FIRST time I had actually spent time with Josh outside of a classroom/school setting. He wasn’t so bad ;)

We went to high school together all 4 years and actually spent our afternoons together (2 FULL classes) every day our junior year. Wow. Little did we know what was in store…

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By our High School graduation we were definitely dating and definitely in love! Yes, God works in the craziest ways.

Joshua was from a TOTALLY different group than I was, yet the Lord would make a way for our paths to cross and he was starting to write our beautiful love story.

carriage ride! [Dating….]

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Just a reminder to my sweet single and waiting friends… God is  always writing your story. Seriously! It’s the question of are we content with just BEING and SURRENDERING the pen to him?

24 comments:

Appleshoe said...

That's so sweet. May there be many MANY more years for the two of you. Take care.

A Love Worth Waiting For said...

This was so sweet!! : )

Rae Nolt said...

Loved it! So very special! So GLAD you waited for the BEST God could give! SO worth it!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

So precious!! I love that picture of yall in the carriage, adorable! :)

Ms. Diva said...

How fabulous to have that picture!!! Thank you for sharing!!

Yellow House Knits said...

What a great story! It's so nice that you have such a concrete reminder of such a momentous occasion (even if it didn't seem so momentous at the time!).

LYDIA said...

Loved this post Ria! You guys are so cute together! Have a great week! We are halfway to the weekend.

Ashley said...

What a sweet, precious, and great post! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Lots of Smiles!

ReJOYce! said...

What an amazing love story! Have a Blessed Day!

Channa said...

That is so cute! You are just too cute!!!

beka said...

Sweet post, girl...
Dang, you guys are cute.
Love that first picture:D

Lauren said...

Awww...so sweet! and so true!

Danielle said...

I wish i could remember how I ran across your blog, but I don't! oops! But the important part is, i LOVE it! thanks for this post! At this point in time in my life, I needed this! Have a great day!
Danielle

A Lil Story said...

Sweet!! God does work in incredible ways when we surrender it all to Him. Love the graduation pic! =)

Addy Rose said...

You are just too sweet Ria.

Danielle said...

i am going to africa! in 79 days! eeeek! i am so excited! woohoo! i would love to keep in touch! i love your blog!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Such a neat story! My husband and I met at my high school graduation..completely randomly. You never know how things will play out! = )

Katy Gunderson said...

Miss Ria, I will never get sick of hearing the story of you and Josh - all the bits and pieces that make u[ your beautiful and unique relationship. One so perfect and lovely, only the Lord could've constructed it and worked it out and made it truly beautiful. Thank you for sharing :)

Claire said...

what a sweet post, Ria! it made me sit back and remember my romance... and the fact that God was writing it... even years before I ever met Bryan. You & Josh are so beautiful together and it's so evident that God was/is the Author of your love story!

Mateya said...

Love seeing the old pictures of you and Josh...so cute!

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Truly His said...

CUTEEEE!!! :) I never knew it was at a "Baseball Game"... SOO cute!

Charity said...

So sweet... I agree with the last thing you wrote... :-) Go Leslie Ludy!

Morgan said...

Aww Ria, I love it! You two were obviously meant to be together. What a beautiful story God is writing for the two of you. And I'm sure that this is really only just the beginning of many more wonderful things to come in the future.