When You Know . . .

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When I met Derek he played hockey every week at the local rec center.  Shortly after we started dating I started going with him to watch his games.  Derek is a really good skater, very fast, and he's really athletic.  It was so fun to watch my boyfriend playing hockey!  I really like sports when I have someone to cheer for.

Derek and I had so much in common right away, so I knew that he met all my "must-haves" for my future husband - he was a strong Christian, had good character, responsible, hardworking, funny, everything I was looking for.  

But about a month or so after we started dating I went to one of his games.  It was just like the other games I went to really, I'm not sure what was different.  After it was over Derek drove me back to my apartment.

Playing hockey requires a lot of physical exertion, and Derek was usually soaked with sweat afterward, so he would take a shower before coming out to meet me.  

I just remember sitting in his car as we were driving back.  One or the other of us made a joke about something, and I looked over at Derek.  His hair was still wet from his shower, and it was all matted down to his head, and he had a big grin on his face as he looked at me . . . and my heart just kind of stopped for a minute, and I thought how cute he looked with his hair all wet like that, and what a great smile he had.  And then it just kind of struck me like a lightening bolt - that I could marry this guy.  That I wanted to marry this guy.

My mom asked me shortly after that how our date went, and I said it went well, and I immediately followed it up with: "I think I'm going to marry him."  And that was that.

You know how they say when you know, you know?  Well, you don't have to just "know" for it to be the right one, but for me?  When I knew?  I just knew.  

And the rest, as they say, is history.

 

Summer 2007 021blog
 
(Derek and me, after one of his hockey games when we first started dating.  This is one of our first pictures together, ever!  Ignore my icky hair and baby face.)
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Emily Powell said...

It struck me like that too! (In 9th grade) And, I just knew I would be with Jonathan forever :)

Sarah Nicole said...

Aww I love this! Reminds me of one of my first dates with my hubby! :)

Vanessa Miller said...

Aw that's so cute! I met my (now) husband when I was 12. I swear the first thought I had when I saw him was that I was going to marry him someday. I just knew!

Unknown said...

Love this!

HIS daughter said...

That is so sweet!!! And I realized I wanted to be with Jason forever in the car as welL! :) How neat! :)

Alli said...

That's so sweet! I knew right away with my hubby. It came to me when I made the connection between his name being Eric and Prince Eric from the Little Mermaid. That, and he called me "Princess" (in a good way). Corny, but true :)

Brittney Galloway said...

Cute, cute, cute! And that picture is amazing! I love seeing younger versions of you and Derek!

Brittney said...

I love hearing every part of your love story! It's soo! cute. I too 'just knew' my K was the one:)

I also meant to comment on your vlog you posted a bit ago - I thought it was great! It was really fun 'meeting' you..hearing your voice, learning more about your interests, etc. I don't share many of your interests (aside from Jesus) but have no doubt we'd be friends IRL if we lived closer to one another. And Wyatt was ADORABLE on your video!

Emily grapes said...

I had that 'struck' moment of knowing the moment I loved G-man. It completely took me by surprise too. Heart stopping, mind blowing, I don't think I'll ever forget that moment.

I love how you knew you'd marry him in the car.

Melissa said...

Aw!!! I love this! How sweet! Cute pic, too! :)

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

So sweet! I loved reading this. :)

Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

OMG what a sweet pic of you two :) Isn't that funny that it just hit you like a lightening bolt?? I felt the same way with Cody. I just knew. It was the best feeling ever :)

Melanie said...

What a great pic..Callie..your timeless I dont think you've aged a bit!! I was the same way with Damon..I just 'knew' after about a week or two of dating! Everyone thought we were crazy..but here we are..almost 12 years later and a toddler..still as happy and crazy about each other as ever! :-)

Kate Craig said...

what did your mom say??

Emily Snyder said...

That is so great and so cute! This makes me so excited for dating and marriage one day...I just cannot wait to pour out love onto my future husband that God has poured into me! :)

Unknown said...

Love this story Callie!

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