Friday, February 22, 2013

Real-Life Romance: David and Gabrielle Meyer


  I’m thrilled to have Gabrielle Meyer with me today. Her real-life romance will conclude our series, for now! I may do another month long series in the future. We’ll see. Gabrielle is a great lady and a fabulous writer—I’ve read some of her work. I wouldn’t lie to yah! Thanks for being here, Gabe! And take it away!

I’m an old-fashioned kind of gal. So it’s no surprise that I write historical romance, or that I prefer to spend my free time in a museum. It’s also no surprise that I decided early on that I would be Sweet Sixteen and Never Been Kissed. I even had the courage to tell a boy this when he asked to kiss me when I was fifteen! (Imagine the look on his face.)
The surprise came (at least for me) when I was Sweet Seventeen…and I’d still never been kissed.

I was homeschooled from fifth grade through tenth. I loved this experience, but it gave me little opportunity to find a boyfriend. At the time, I lamented this fact. But now, after hearing so many horror stories from friends who had terrible first kisses, I’m happy my options were limited.

I met David Meyer when we were sixteen. I was still being homeschooled, but I’d become friends with a great group of kids through youth group. David happened to be among them.
From the moment I saw him on stage singing in the production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, I knew he was something special…it just took me a little while to convince him that I was something special, too. Almost a year!

But when he finally decided I was the one for him we’ve never looked back. I was seventeen when David kissed me for the first time, and he’s the only person I’ve ever kissed. I like that.
This summer we’ll be celebrating twelve years of marriage, but we’ve known each other for over sixteen. Through driver license exams, parental curfews, wisdom teeth extractions, high school graduations, college, first cars, first jobs and stepping out into the world, we’ve made many memories together. I wouldn’t want to walk through life with anyone else.

God has blessed our union in more ways than I can count, but at the very top of the list are our children. Eight years ago we had our first child, a beautiful, imaginative daughter with green eyes and a sprinkle of freckles across her nose. She was followed two years later by our second daughter, who charms us with her dimples and blond hair. For five years our life was full of little girls, but God had an even bigger surprise in store for us.
A set of twin boys! Now three years old, one is gentle and kind with big blue eyes, while the other is bold and curious, with a mischievous twinkle in his green eyes. To say we were surprised with twins would be an understatement! Never, in my wildest dreams, could I have planned such a perfect family.

Like I said, I’m an old-fashioned kind of gal. I believe my greatest impact on this earth will be in my home, and I believe the most important calling is to serve my family. Being a good wife and mother is the hardest challenge of my life, but it’s also the most rewarding.
Every day, through the good times and the bad, I’m in awe of the God who has generously given us our hearts’ desires and I pray that our stewardship of all He’s given us will be a blessing to Him for countless generations who follow.
I’m also tickled pink that my first love became my true love, and my desire to wait for that first kiss was worth it.

Okay, where were you when the one you love kissed you for the first time? I was in a park! 

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10 comments:

  1. Um...our first kiss was onstage at our wedding! Yep! It was a little awkward at the time (especially since some of our friends knew it was our first kiss) but in hindsight, yes, I'm glad we waited! My first love was my true love too, and I second the whole glad-I-avoided-the-horror-stories thing. Married 15 years this July!

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  2. We were sitting in a gazebo next to the high school we'd graduated from:)

    Loved these stories on love - it's so neat to hear everyone's stories. Especially for a gal who loves romance:)

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  3. Awww...what a great love story!

    My kiss was on my front porch.

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  4. Since my husband and I met by way of a friend, our first date was technically a "blind" date. Our first kiss was at the door of my apartment as we said goodnight (many dates later). And...he asked my permission first. :)

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  5. Hey everyone! Gabrielle is in FL at the Deep Thinker's retreat so she probably won't be around much! Just letting you know she's not ignoring you...on purpose anyway. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Aw! I love this, Gabrielle! I was the first gal my husband kissed. It makes me feel SO special! And our first "real" kiss was when we got engaged. We haven't stopped kissing since, much to our kids' dismay...hee.

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  7. Thanks, Jessica, for hosting Gabrielle! My heart is just going pitter patter for you, Gabe! What a true romance God has blessed you with. You can't see me, but I'm standing and applauding the fact that your believe your most important work will be in your home. You and David are raising your children as the next generation of Jesus followers and NO ONE else has been given that unique 24/7 privilege. Hugs!!

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  8. Love your love story, Gabe. Beautiful.

    Hubby first kissed me in a theater parking lot. We were walking back to the car after a movie date. He stopped, turned toward me, and just gave me the sweetest kiss.

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  9. What a beautiful story!!! Love it and love the hearts of course :-) You know me and hearts.

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  10. Hello, everyone! I'm at the Deep Thinkers Retreat in Florida with the My Book Therapy gals. Sorry I can't chat more today, but thank you so much for your kinds words and for sharing your first kiss stories. It's one of those times in life you either love to remember or love to forget. :) Thanks for having me on your blog, Jessica!!!

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