Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentine's Carnival and Our Love Story---Part I

 Kristen at We are THAT Family is hosting a special Valentine's carnival this week with some FABULOUS prizes.  Click on the button above to find out more.

In honor of this holiday, we are sharing stories or tributes to these wonderful men God has brought into our lives.  Since I have never really shared much about our love story, I thought this might be a good time.....

Many of you know Sarah from Short Stop.  For those who don't know, she was my roommate in college, and I was able to watch her love story unfold with her sweet hubby, Jason.  Sarah and Jason were driving one day and they had a conversation that went something like this..., "Do you know who would be perfect for Patrick?"  The other replied, "Lynn."  "Yeah, that's what I was thinking."  Patrick and Jason worked together in a Christian bookstore.  They had never set up anyone before, but they decided to give it a try.  I think Jason's conversation with Patrick went something like...
J: There is this girl we think you should meet.
P: Okay.

Sarah and my conversation was a bit longer....she made sure to explain that she didn't think Patrick wanted a girlfriend...don't have high expectations....many more details about what he looked like, where he worked, his personality, etc.  Patrick and I were going to the same church but had never met, and we had lots of friends in common.  Sarah said she thought we should meet.

In January of 2000, we planned for the four of us to go out to dinner.  We had a wonderful evening with great conversation.  I fully expected to get a phone call soon after that date...but I didn't....  Stay tuned!

12 comments:

Jessica Brown said...

yay, another love story! woo hoo!

so what about the two of you stuck out to sarah and jason? what made them think you'd be perfect together?

LifeAtTheCircus said...

OOH! I can't wait to hear more! Looking forward to part 2. :-)

Mari said...

Why are you leaving me hanging? I want to know more!

Momma Roar said...

Can't wait to hear the rest.

And, I'm totally laughing that this post leaves us hanging...and the prior post is about your firstborn!!

Natalie said...

oh...i'll have to come back for more! thanks for sharing

Kristen said...

yay - i am looking forward to your love story. thanks for sharing it!

We are THAT Family said...

A cliffhanger! How could you??

I love love stories! Thanks for playing along....

Dave and Jenni said...

YAY! I loved when Sarah and Jessica did their love stories, so I can't wait to read yours too! I didn't know that S&J set you and Patrick up. How fun!

Short Stop said...

Jessica (to answer your questions!),

1. They are both two of the kindest people we knew.

2. They both lived in the city, but weren't really "city" folks.

3. They were both in the medical profession (well, Patrick was getting ready to start Med. School if not in it already.)

4. And, we knew it. Just knew it would work. However, we made sure to not let them know it - as to not be responsible if they sabatoged it! LOL!

Lynn and Patrick,

We love you guys. And, we are happy to say "we're one for one and plan to stay that way" in the fix-up department! :):)

Growin' with it! said...

aww man, way to hook us!

Norse, Jesica, and Boden said...

How long will we have to wait for the next episode? I am eagerly anticipating the next SWAK post!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am a bit late in visiting via the SWAK carnival, but what a great story!