We left campus and walked on an overpass to get to a restaurant across the busy highway. It was my best friend, a friend of her's named Jarrod, and me. I was anxious to get to the restaurant a cute guy was meeting us there, paying very little attention to the cute guy walking with me. Graduate school is really just about the cute guys. We ate lunch together and I was too focused on being awesome than I was about learning more about Jarrod.
Fast forward a few weeks. My best friend, my roommate, and I threw a party. We invited all of our friends. We drank sangria and beer while paying board games.
In 2008 I started seminary. I had a boyfriend at the time, but after my first year of school I was single again. I poured myself into schoolwork. I spent my free time in the basement of the library - my books spread out over a huge table. Jarrod was in his final year of seminary and he was often in the library at the same time. He chose a cushy gray chair also in the basement and would sleep between 12:30pm and 2pm when classes started again.
I judged him. Why would he pay money to attend classes and sleep in the library? Isn't school important to him? He must not love Jesus as much as I do. Perhaps I'm the only one who judges people...especially my future spouse.
|That's Jarrod in the blue shirt on the left and me in the black dress on the right.|
After that weekend, we talked, texted, and continued flirting. We spent time on the phone and a few days later I was driving 8 hours to spend time with him face to face. We prayed together and talked about important issues in our lives. Within a week we were "facebook official," which was terrifying to me. By Halloween we were engaged and we were married the following 4th of July.
How did you meet your spouse or significant other? How do you hope to meet your future partner?