My husband, Bill, and I met at the end of 1990 through mutual friends. I moved away to Tulsa for a few months, but we kept in touch through handwritten letters and by phone.


My husband, Bill, and I met at the end of 1990 through mutual friends. I moved away to Tulsa for a few months, but we kept in touch through handwritten letters and by phone.

 

I remember telling my friend, Mary, that he was going to make someone a good husband one day.

 

When I moved back to Ardmore, I began dating someone, but Bill was always coming around. I had a feeling that he wanted to be more than friends, but I wasn’t sure if that’s what I wanted. As time went on, my feelings for him started to change.

 

One night after driving around the lake, I asked him if he wanted to kiss me. The rest is history! We became a couple on Dec. 22 1991, got engaged in February and married in May.

 

With only five months of dating, being married was an adjustment, for sure. We had only been married four months when a fire destroyed our little rent house. We lost pretty much everything, including my wedding bouquet, but we were thankful for the things we could salvage.

 

This was a hard time for us, but we made it through. Little did we know that our love and faith would get us through much harder times to come.

 

We wanted a baby, but after many months of trying and many more visits to doctors, we were told we may never have one of our own. This was very hard news for us to take, but we had support from our family, friends and church family and lots of prayers went up.

 

Seven years later, God answered those prayers by giving us a perfect little girl who we named Hannah. We will always be thankful for our miracle.

 

During the past 19 years, we have shared lots of love and laughter and even shed some tears, but our love for each other and our faith in God has kept us together. I don’t regret for one minute giving our love a chance. We have been blessed with a wonderful life.