Our love story is a beautiful one and we would like to share it with you. It shows that through faith, patience and determination anything is possible.


Our love story is a beautiful one and we would like to share it with you. It shows that through faith, patience and determination anything is possible.

 

Frank was getting ready for retirement in January 2001 as a branch chief at Tinker Air Force Base and, having been single for 20 some years, he was wishing he had a mate to share it with.

 

He decided to join a singles group, of which I belonged, and our first date was a dinner date. We shared stories and found that we had a lot in common and I, too, was near retirement.
I had been a widow for 19 years and had prayed for a man of great faith, good character, good provider and a family man.

 

In the fall of 2001, Frank was diagnosed with prostate cancer and was in for several months of radiation and treatment. Through this time, we realized that God had really put us together for love and support.

 

Several years ago, Frank was a home builder and, as part of his healing process, he decided to build some homes in Lone Grove with an old friend.

 

He loved being closer to Lake Texoma, so he popped the question to me in 2003 and asked how I would like building a home in Lone Grove and making this our home and of course I said YES.

 

I retired from BHB Grocery Corp., where I had worked many years as administrative/assistant and office manager.

 

We married in 2004 and our new home was completed in 2005. We started the process of selling both our homes in Oklahoma City and consolidating our treasures of many years.

 

To have aspirations of finding a new church equal to the one we attended in Oklahoma City seemed impossible, but we are so blessed to have found that church in First Baptist in Ardmore.

 

Frank is an avid fisherman, Harley rider, loves to study the Bible and many other hobbies. I love gardening, shopping, studying the Bible, entertaining and we both love to travel.

 

Our families blended beautifully. We have three children, one in Bogota, Columbia, one in Honolulu and one in Rockwall, Texas; seven grandchildren; and a bichon frise named Boomer.