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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pour Your Heart Out

If you need more info about Pour Your Heart Out, see THIS post.

But, really, it's anything that YOU consider pouring your heart out.

Be sure to check out some of the links- you will find some amazing stories out there.

Again, just a brief reminder that everyone linking is pouring their hearts out and we should all be respectful in our comments. ;)


Last week, I told you how I believe that some of my crazier moves happened to lead me to Hubs. Really, if I hadn't moved when I did, I don't know that we would have met.

We have to laugh at the path that we took to get to each other.

It's all about timing.

If we had met in high school, we would have hated each other.

I was two years ahead of him in school(though I'm just slightly over a year older than he is). So, I doubt as a senior, I would have looked at a sophomore boy.

He thinks I would have- because he was one of those "voted best looking" guys. No kidding- there's pics in his yearbooks to prove it, with the dorky "best-looking" tag on them, cheesy pose included.

But, speaking of dorky, I was a nerd. In all the nerd classes and not interested in the things that Hubs did then- like sports.

He was a soccer God.

I was a good little girl who was the president/vp/whatever of every freaking club there was.

And he...got suspended from school for mooning the girls' soccer team.

Definitely wouldn't have looked twice at each other.

Fast forward a few years.

My first year of teaching....at the middle school where Hubs attended back in the day, in the small town where he was living then, working with the sister of one of Hubs' best friends.

October comes: co-worker wants to set me up with a friend of her brother's...but I am in looooooooooooove with a marine and don't want to meet anyone else.

November comes: I have to take this class called "effective teacher training"- a requirement for first year teachers and people who want to be substitutes. Show up the first morning. Hubs doesn't...because he sleeps late and decides he doesn't want to be a sub anyway and skips the class, though he'd signed up and paid for it already.

February: get together at coworker's house with her brother's friends. I am a no-show because I was busy welcoming back my marine.

June: coworker's wedding. Again, I am a no-show because I just got engaged and want to spend the weekend celebrating.

All those chances when Hubs and I could have met.

But, it was the wrong time.

We were at different places in our lives.

We probably wouldn't have even looked twice at each other.

Instead, we met at a point in our lives when neither of us was in a relationship and neither of us was looking for one. And so, we became great friends first. But, that's a story for another time.

So, I'll just say that we tend to want things to happen on our time schedule aka right now. But, sometimes we have to wait for the timing to be right and then things just fall into place.

Please don't forget to vote for Mason again today. You can vote once every 24 hours per computer. The contest ends on Friday at 5pm EST. Thank you all so much for helping out! Vote HERE

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Blogger Oka said...

Isn't that the total truth...and things don't go right when we force them.

May 5, 2010 at 12:14 AM  
Blogger Tami G said...

AMEN girl...... AMEN!!!!

May 5, 2010 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger jayayceeblog said...

It's ... what's the word? Serendipity? Wonderful story!

May 5, 2010 at 12:30 AM  
Blogger Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

Things always happen for a reason. I am sure you two came together just at the right time!

BTW, I tagged you....I know, like you are not already busy enough! Take your time, no sweat!


May 5, 2010 at 12:31 AM  
Blogger Tylaine said...

Well it was just meant to be :) It's amazing how things like that work :)

May 5, 2010 at 12:48 AM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

oh I so agree! Isn't that so weird how you just know how much timing plays in our lives!

I'll be back to link up! ;)

May 5, 2010 at 12:52 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

You guys are meant to be, how sweet! I want to hear how you finally got together and how it blossomed from friendship to more.

May 5, 2010 at 12:58 AM  
Blogger singedwingangel said...

Well crud I KNEW there was another carnival I liked on Wednesday and am so tired I couldn't think of it lol.. Ok will link up later lol...Hubby and I were like that but we had met like 13 years before we got together lol..

May 5, 2010 at 1:08 AM  
Blogger Messy Mommy said...

I've said it before, I'll say it again. Everything happens for a reason!

May 5, 2010 at 1:38 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Isn't that the truth. I will have to share about how hubby and I met someday...10 years later we came full circle. Not the right time 10 years earlier! Funny how that happens!

May 5, 2010 at 1:57 AM  
Blogger Heather @ Gerber Days said...

You put it so well Shell.

I have had many experiences where something that DID or DIDN'T happen, was a blessing in disguise. I'll never forget when my husband got laid off at Fidelity, which was devastating. But guess what? It was completely for the better! It really was!

God knows what he's doing, and we just need to have a little faith that things will work out for the best! Sometimes waiting is the hardest part. :)

What a sweet "dating" story. My husband was a soccer player too! They are usually the hottest. hehe

Loves! xo

May 5, 2010 at 2:23 AM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

I voted! He's a cutie; that was easy!

Oh, and your post about timing is so totally appropos. Things have to take place only when everything is "ready".

I tried to vote again; I know it's cheating...it wouldn't let me. So I'll be back. Lots of luck!

May 5, 2010 at 2:33 AM  
Blogger Adoption of Jane said...

So true Shell!! Cute story about you and the Hubs!

May 5, 2010 at 4:24 AM  
Blogger blueviolet said...

It's so true. The timing has to be just exactly right! I'm glad it finally was. :)

May 5, 2010 at 5:27 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

You said it best. Timing is everything. I feel the same about my husband...he was a major showoff baseball star and I would have never blinked an eye at him.

It is amazing how everything works out though!

May 5, 2010 at 7:04 AM  
Blogger Kerri said...

I like to think of something like this as "You were waiting for each other, you just didn't know it yet."

Happy Day!

May 5, 2010 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

That is just too crazy! I totally believe in stuff like that though. You just weren't supposed to meet yet! Things definitely have a way of working out!

May 5, 2010 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Lindsay @ Just My Blog said...

Oh wow! You guys really were meant to meet at a specific point in life, weren't you?

May 5, 2010 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger Ginny Marie said...

I definitely wouldn't have liked my husband in high school, either...or college! Things have a way of working out the way they are supposed to! So glad things worked out for you two!

May 5, 2010 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I loved your story!!!

May 5, 2010 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

What a cute story...and so very true. My post yesterday and your post today definitely go to show that we don't always know what's right for ourselves...but God does.

May 5, 2010 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Amethyst Moon said...

Timing is definitely everything.

May 5, 2010 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Jene said...

Funny how things work out, isn't it? Sounds like it was absolutely meant to be. At some point, anyway :)

May 5, 2010 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

I think most things in our lives happen for a reason. And many times the best things happen when we least expect them.

May 5, 2010 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

I truly believe in fate :)

May 5, 2010 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger T.J. said...

fate is a wonderful thing- what an amazing set of circumstances!!!

May 5, 2010 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Di said...

I needed a reminder of things happening when they are supposed to today. Thank you - I feel so much better now!

May 5, 2010 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Much More Than Mommy said...

OMW, The Husband was a soccer god too. And we talk about what would've happened if we'd met in school, because he is 2 years younger and I was such a big ol' nerd. :-) You are so right -- timing is everything!

May 5, 2010 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Wonderful story! Things always happen at just the right time.

May 5, 2010 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Yellow House Knits said...

Those kinds of stories always fascinate me. It's amazing how you never know what life will bring, but it always has a way of working out.

Voted for Mason today!

May 5, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Katie's Dailies said...

My husband was one of those guys that fell in the category of "He's too cute to notice me, so I'll go about my merry way" until about 5 years later when he DID notice me and asked me to marry him. We celebrated our 20th last Nov. Liked hearing your story! ; )

May 5, 2010 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Florida Girl Meets the Midwest said...

My Hub left Ohio to visit my then neighborhood in South Florida about 5 years before we actually met. There is no way we would have been in to one another back then. And we never crossed paths.

Stopping by from SITS.

May 5, 2010 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Emmy said...

I was in band and drama and my husband was the star of the basketball team.. so if we had met in high school I am sure he would have never looked my way. You really do just have to trust in the timing of things.

May 5, 2010 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

I have always said and still say that fate is real. Everything happens for a reason and we don't know why. thanks for sharing!

May 5, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

So true, things don't always happen on our time. I couldn't agree more.

May 5, 2010 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma said...

You know I'm dying to learn the full story now!

I have a similar story with my hubby, just about meeting at different times in life. We actually did go to the same high school, which is how we met. But we did run in totally different circles which is why we were only friends. Thank goodness a couple years later makes a huge difference in how you see someone or we may never have gotten together.

I have a good pour your heart out story for next week. I was way too tired to join in this week. Now I've got you on the edge of your seat, lol!

May 5, 2010 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

That's a fun story! I'm looking forward to the rest of it! :)

May 5, 2010 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger AndreaLeigh said...

what's that garth brooks song - unanswered prayers? things don't happen in our time... they happen in gods time.

stopping by from sits. happy wednesday!

May 5, 2010 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great story and a great way to connect to others....

May 5, 2010 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger aLmYbNeNr said...

What a great story! :)

Voted for Mason! I hope he wins!

May 5, 2010 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Joann Mannix said...


I believe so much in the karmic order of the universe. It is lovely that you understood what all those missed moments spelled out for the two of you.

Great pouring your heart out tale.

May 5, 2010 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Kinsey said...

Wow! That is so true! I've had conversations with my roommates about how we all probably wouldn't have been great friends back in high school, for the same reasons you described above about you and hubs ;) Except, none of us mooned anyone in high school.

May 5, 2010 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Kisha said...

Isn't it funny how that works out? My hubs and I went through a similar situation-we actually met online, lost touch for a couple years, got back in touch through a completely random happenstance, and now we have been together for almost seven happy years. Crazy!

PS-I tagged you in a fun photo tagging post, feel free to come check it out!

May 5, 2010 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Miss Fit said...

Thanks for this reminder. Love random happenstances.

May 5, 2010 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Isn't it crazy how things happen like this? And you couldn't imagine your life turning out any other way!

May 5, 2010 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

So funny how things work out!

May 5, 2010 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Brittney said...

aww your stories are all so fairytale romantic.. I love them :)

May 5, 2010 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Aphrodite's Mortal Friend (ME) said...

Timing is everything ... it's the combination of fate and circumstance that get us where we are ... or are not for that matter.

May 5, 2010 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Good things come to those who wait, right? I just don't wait very patiently...

Here's the link to my buttons


Love ya


May 5, 2010 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

So funny how life takes us on different rides! Had I not taken a freshman college course, when I was in senior in high school...I would have never met Paul. Makes me sad to think that :(

May 5, 2010 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Ms Bibi said...

Love your story. I believe there is a lid for every pot kind of thing.

I wouldn't give my hubs a second look if I met him few years prior.

May 5, 2010 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

God knew the exact time you guys were suppose to meet. Love this story!
I went to school with Britt for a year and never met him.

May 5, 2010 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Grand Pooba said...

That is so true! And so cute how you too were just destined to be together!

May 5, 2010 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger 3LittleMonkeys said...

Wow, talk about destiny. It's amazing how everything works out in the end. I'm a believer in "everything happens for a reason". Thanks for sharing yours!

May 5, 2010 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I really plan on joining in for sure with this fun Meme.. I hope when I get back to my computer I can do it. Thanks for stopping by today.. This was an amazing post.

Happy to hear you found the right person in your life..

May 5, 2010 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Isn't it funny how it all works out?!

Hubby and I worked at the same company in the same building and didn't know eachother (while I was in college) and then re-worked together 3 yrs later and met up a yr after that!

May 5, 2010 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger ModernMom said...

Oh you are so right!! Timing is everything!

May 5, 2010 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

Good things come your way when you least expect it!! Always remember that.

May 5, 2010 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Midday Escapades said...

Yep - timing is everything. I often think the same about my hubs and I. Thanks for signing up for the Toothsoap giveaway. See you soon for Friday Follow!

May 5, 2010 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger melissa.english said...

That's an amazing little list of possible meet ups you have there. My husband have I have somewhat of the same, except ours occurs when we weren't of age to even date since we met and dated in high school.

May 5, 2010 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger purseblogger said...

Wow Shell! Fate is a wonderful thing. :)

May 6, 2010 at 1:01 AM  
Blogger Anastasia said...

My hubs and I are the same way. We could have met so many time, but didn't until it was the right time.

August 7, 2010 at 7:54 AM  

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