Mary over at Owlhaven is challenging her readers to tell their Love Stories for October. Since this was something I'd been meaning to write down and get into our wedding album for three years now, I figured this was just the motivation I needed. I don't want to overwhelm you (it's kind of long), so I'll put it up in installments. Here's the beginning of our story!
I had been attending church at Saturn Road Church of Christ for about a year when Phillip placed membership. Neil Plunkett, who worked with the CYP group I was in, had told us he would be placing membership and asked some of us to invite him to class. Phillip started coming to class and immediately noticed me. I didn’t think too much about it because he was just another new person in class.
On February 15, 2004, Phillip called me and asked me to dinner. We planned dinner for Tuesday, February 17, 2004. He picked me up and we went to Chuy’s in Dallas. He had fajitas and I had rice, chili & beans. I enjoyed the evening, but didn’t really get any “vibes.” The next night after church, Phillip and I were talking and I told him I just wanted to be friends (something that has “haunted” me ever since!).
Phillip started hosting a Bible Study at his house and I attended. A few other people came, but no one really came on a regular basis, except for me. We continued seeing each other at church and at the Bible Study.
Part 2 to come later!
(If you choose to participate, leave a comment below so we can all read your story!)