our love story

y'all. I am so honored and excited to be sharing our love story on one of my best friends' blogs today.
Danielle does the "A Love Story" series every February and I have always enjoyed reading people's love stories...and this year? I get to share ours!
go check it out here!!

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here's a little sneak at my post...

I am Sarah, and my man is Parker. :)
We celebrated 10 years of marriage last August, and still can't believe it has been so long!
(yep, I was young when we got married...I was 20 and he was 25.)
To say it's been a crazy journey might be a little bit of an understatement.
But through it all...God has been good.

I consider our journey to be one of love growing because of hard times.
And seeing that love grow, through it all, is what makes it our love story.

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backtrack to Fall of 2002...
I came home to Dallas from my sophomore year of college at Baylor one weekend in September.
I went that Saturday night to the home of my spiritual parents/mentors who were hosting a worship and prayer time.
Parker, who was also close to this couple, had come home from law school in Oklahoma that weekend too, and was at this worship night.
Afterwards, some of us were hanging around in the kitchen and we started chatting. I had heard this guy's name before from Joe and Kim (our spiritual parents). He was cute and we were def flirting a little bit. I didn't know it at the time, but he already had known who I was, because he had inquired about me before to Joe and Kim! I didn't really remember meeting him before (oops), and then it came out while we were flirting that I didnt even know he had gone to the same high school as me (double oops)! I mean, he IS 5 years older. ha!

Later that night, we exchanged emails and Instant Messenger names (umm, hello does AOL even exist anymore? we are getting old, people.)
Back at Baylor two days later, I got an email from him, we chatted online a bit, and we then exchanged numbers. (why we didn't just do that in the first place, i dont know. Trying to be cool with IM and hotmail accounts, I suppose).
We talked... all. the. time.
For hours at a time. At all hours.
The 6 hours between us (me in Waco, TX and he in Norman, OK) forced us to talk.
Sharing life, stories, dreams, passions, goals, struggles, and just our day without seeing each other in person much was hard, but it was such a great foundation for us.
And the cool thing is, it is still our favorite thing to do...just sit and talk about anything and everything.
(I love that my man is a good talker. And a good listener. God knew I needed that, ha)

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Then the whirlwind of falling in love and getting married began...

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go read the rest of our story on Danielle's blog (click here),
and be sure to follow along on her blog this month to read other love stories from some amazing women!
((Thanks Danielle, love you friend!))