Friday, October 31, 2008

Story of True Love--Proof That Destiny Does Have a Design For Us

I used to work in the oilfield. Those of you who know anything about it, know that it's hard work and long hours and very unusual jobs, especially for a woman. At this particular job, I was hauling huge trash bins for oilfield companies. I would go to a site, pick up their trash, take it to the dump, and haul the empty bin back to the site. Not glamorous, but when you're a single mother of 2 growing children, you have to do something, Right!?

There were several other companies besides the one that I was working for that do this exact same kind of work. Needless to say, more often than not, you would run into each other at the dump when you were emptying bins.

One day while emptying my bin, there was one other guy there emptying his bin. I didn't even pay attention to him. No side glance, I didn't even think about him. I did my job and left. About one month later, I had gone to the gas station to fuel up. At the same time that I paid for my fuel, there was a gorgeous guy at the counter. I thought oooh he's cute. But I just paid and went on my way. Before I left the store, the manager caught me by the arm and told me that the very same guy was single, looking for a girl, and had his eye set on me. I didn't believe her, he doesn't even know me!

She said that he and some of the other guys in "the field" had nicknamed me "The Black Truck Girl". My work truck was a black, 1 ton, 4-door, dodge, dually. Anyway long story short, she gave the guy my phone number the very next day, (how she got that I will never know, Thanks big sis). But he called, asked me out, I said yes, and the rest is history.

These are the flowers he sent to the gas station because I hadn't given him my address yet. (We had only been on one date, and only knew each other 2 days.) Anyway the manager called me and told me that she had something there for me and I needed to come get it. So I went to get them. He was going out of town for the week for CMas, and wanted to let me know that he would be thinking of me the whole time. Sweet Huh!?

This is us a few months later, the first picture that we took together. You know, we had to make sure we were going to be a couple first, don't want to have to throw away pics later on. LOL! He told me later on that the first time that he saw me at the dump, (From the story above), that he ran straight home and told his best friend, "Dude, I just saw my future wife!" Mind you this was before we ever officially met, and before I ever agreed to go out with him. Fate?......I think so!

We do everything together. One day he told me to grab the camera, we're going fishing! Cool, where are we going. To the Gorge. It's beautiful there, and he knows that I love to take pics of great scenery!

Little did I know that the scenery would be me. While I was trying to be brave and hook my own worm, he was busy hooking something of his own. He had tied an engagement ring to his fishing line, and actually cast it out into the river. He reeled it back in, and with a huge grin on his face says, "Look what I caught!' Can you believe he threw my diamond in the river, sheesh you could have lost it!
So this was the beginning of the rest of our lives together!

Just another day fishing. Like I said, we do everything together! We are perfectly matched. We have the same goals, and help each other to reach those goals!

And baby makes 3, well 7 actually. No we are complete. I love this man with all my heart. And just think, we met at the dump! So don't discount those that you meet in the most peculiar places. They just might be the one you marry and have children with!

Love Ya Babe!

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18 comments:

Melissa said...

What great love story.... I guess you really believe in soulmates, huh??

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Terrific story! He saw you across a crowded dump...
Thank you so much for sharing, you are a beautiful couple.

Kacey R. said...

Awwww. That is so stinikin' sweet! I love it and you & your family look so happy and that is what it is all about!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

very sweet!!!!!!!!!!

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

I love your story!! I think fate is exactly what it was!

Cecily R said...

Ah, that story is the stuff of legends...who knew you could meet your soulmate at the dump???

All your couple pics are completely adorable!!!

Lorina said...

Very sweet, great story.

Supercool Hotmama said...

What a great story! I love hearing how couples meet! My hubby and I met at my brother's Eagle Court of Honor. I was divorced with 1 little boy. My Mom introduced us and said, "This is my single daughter..." Love those matchmakers!

April said...

What an incredibly sweet story! I love hearing how everyone met their honey. :-)

Ryanne said...

If that isn't one of the sweetest stories I have heard then I don't know any thing. I can see the love in both of your eyes. and i think it is awesome the way he id the whole ring thing. How very cute! You have a beautiful family!

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

Awesome engagement story with quite the risk! Have you entered a contest with that? You could totally win :).

Happy Halloween!

Chris said...

That is a great story. True love will find you every time. I believe that.
He threw the diamond in the RIVER? That is one confident fisherman.

MELANIE said...

VERY cute! I added you as a cool blogger so I can keep tabs on YOU too!

Honey Mommy said...

What a great story and a cute couple. You guys look so happy together!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Great story. You are a beautiful couple. Thank you for sharing it with us. :)

Michelle said...

That is a great story! :)

Golightly said...

What an awesome story of your love! I adore love at first sight stories.

It was well worth the 24 hours it took me to read through it! (You know how that is with 5 kids...I have one but he's like three.)

Krazy Armstrong K's! said...

awww so sweet!
thanks for stopping buy!