Thursday, November 10, 2011

And I Didn't Even Know His First Name...

Funny little story...

About 11.5 years ago, I met this guy at a christian music festival. He was cute and funny and we called him Cain. We (the annoying obnoxious really awesome, loud, funny teenage girls that made up me and my friends) spray painted his hair and named him Zebra. (We also called one guy "Monkey Boy" and another was known as "Lady Bug") This boy was for real crushin on me and thus began his plan to swoon me... or something like that. :)

Too cool for school

See? Swooning.

Following the festival, we lost touch for the most part but the next year I gave him a call:

Phone rings and some one (male) answers
Me: "Hi, may I please speak to Cain?"

Male: (chuckles) "Well which one would you like to talk to? There are 4 of us here."

Me: "Oh."
(racking my brain for what seems like an eternity trying to remember what his real name is...)
(sheepishly I manage to squeak out) 


(squinting, crossing my fingers and really, really hoping this was his name... bc I reeeeally wasn't sure)

Male: "Oh sure" :) (more chuckling)

That "male voice" is now my father in-law and I can now picture clearly what was going on on the other side of the phone. He was so proud of himself. I know it. I was embarrassed but never forgot his name again.

Moral of the story: when you meet a boy and want to call them a year later, you should probably make sure you know their first name.

The reason I told this story today was not to merely bring up past embarrassments but because I noticed that someone clicked on my page after searching for "cains wife" and I think its pretty awesome that I AM in fact, "Cain's Wife"

So thankful for this hardworking, loving, caring man that decided he'd found 'the One' at 15 :)

So, are you ready to embrace the camera?
here's the nitty gritty:
1.  take a picture with you and your kids/spouse/family member/friend/whatever.
2.  blog about that picture and include a link to our blog, or grab our button.
3.  link your blog post up on the link tool here (@ the anderson crew).
4.  visit the other embracers...give each other lots of compliments about how good we look with our greasy hair andsweatpants velour jogging suits on.  cause yah, we need a little boost when it's been days since our last shower.
5.  have fun!

Linking up again w/ Brown Eyed Bell(e) this week :)


  1. My Hubs and I met when he was 15 too, that was 18 years ago - a lifetime I guess. I can't believe that we were so young once.

  2. love this story :)

  3. What a sweet story! This is a really neat picture to have when you get old and can show your grandkids:)

  4. I love hearing other people's love stories. Better than fiction!

  5. I was there and I never saw these pictures or heard these stories. Warning!!! Parents of have no idea what is going on around you at this very minute. Thankfully, God is faithful even when you end up providing Cain with a wife and get a zebra for a son.

  6. GAH! I love this story. I seriously giggled. I can imagine your face.... "uhhhh" But, alls well that ends well, eh? Love the old school pics! boy how time flies. thanks for sharing! and linking up again! XO

  7. I remember them hanging out around our fire, and rolling my eyes that you guys had managed to find strange guys to come hang out with us.

    Did Michael ever tell you about the first time I talked to him on the phone? (He called for you, you weren't home.) Bahahahaha... I'm probably lucky if he DIDN'T tell you about it.

  8. (Do you realize Jo is now older than either of you were then???)

  9. Huh...I first "met" my wife when I was fifteen too. I am going to have to figure out how to put it delicately to my colleagues that Cain and his wife are my in-laws.

  10. Thanks for all the comments! :)

    @Dorothy- No, Jo is not older... I was only about 2 weeks away from 16 when we met :)


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