Friday, June 11, 2010

I Knew You Would All Be Coming, So I Baked A Cake

I know that Lady Bloggers is having a tea party and SITS is probably going to have something too so I wanted to make sure I had a new post up for all the visitors. I love visitors. If you visit me, I will visit you. I am a very loyal blogging friend.

Anyway, I have had many things going through my mind as to what to write about here. I guess maybe I should write about the special day it is tomorrow. On June 12, 1987 I was married to my husband Tom. My life has truly been blessed because of him and I am so glad I have married him. He has made me what I have wanted to be most of all. A wife and a mother, although the mother thing didn't work out as planned. Check around the blog about that. I would help you out but I don't know how to do that link up thing.
I don't want to shock any one but Tom was not the first real love of my life. Someone else was. A guy I met in college that I will call John. John was going to college where I was. He was a blind student. I was majoring in Special Education and part of a class required me to do some type of service with a handicapped person. This service fell into place well. A girl came up to me in another class and asked me if I would like to read to him. WOW. I read to him and it was awesome. We became friends. I admired him greatly and felt like I have never felt about myself before. I think I felt the way God wants me to feel about myself.
The semester was over and we left for Christmas vacation. Upon returning to school, of course I looked John up and saw him. He told me that he had fallen in love with me ect. I realized I had too. Great and wonderful right? WRONG. He was MARRIED. I wasn't though. That was the saddest day of my life. Long story short, I never saw John again.
But when your heart is broken and God closes a door, somewhere he opens a window. My door was closed in the early 80"s and my window didn't open until November 21, 1986 when I met Tom at a singles dance. I love Tom very much. Because of him I have grown and learned so much as a person. Also, because of him I have a wonderful son who I love very much. I don't regret marring Tom at all. I think it was God's plan. I feel I was blessed for following God's laws and not breaking up a marriage. Marriage is a very sacred thing to me.
I still do think about John from time to time and wonder how he is. He truly touched my heart and I need to remember that he feel in love with my spirit and not the way I looked. For it is truly what is on the inside that matters the most.
Thanks for listening to me and I hope I was able to explain things well enough. It is hard to know exactly what to say sometimes.
Check out for some pictures of us. Pretty cool.


Katherine said...

I'm sure you made the changes to your blog awhile ago...but I love them!

Congrats on the anniversary!

Susan Anderson said...

It's always interesting to hear somebody else's love story...for their first love and for their married love. (Even when they are not one and the same!)

I'm glad things turned out so well for you in your relationship with your hubby. And I agree that you were blessed for your choices.


Anonymous said...

Wow. Your blog is so COOL, Karen! I traveled to your site via the Tea Party as well, and I'm SO glad I did!

I think we have a lot in common ... I LOVE your outlook and rose-colored look at the world. (Let's hear it for OPTIMISTS!)

I'm always on the lookout for additional blogs that leave others inspired in some way (even if just a "little!")
So nice to meet you!

The Trailmaker said...

coming down from LBS, marriage is also a sacred thing to me...
Happy Anniversary and thanks for the cake... ;)

Teresa @ ♥ Too Many Heartbeats ♥ said...

Thanks for stopping by for a visit, Karen, and for leaving a sweet comment. I hope you will do it again sometime soon!

I loved this post. I, too, love to hear others love stories. I'm so glad you chose to honor God and not try to break up a marriage. I know that is why the Lord has blessed you with a wonderful husband and a marriage that has lasted so long.

Happy Anniversary!

Thanks for sharing your story with us! You are truly a blessing.


Teresa <><

♥ Too Many Heartbeats ♥

Anonymous said...

Coming to you from LBS-Tea thoughtful for you to share a cake with all of us!

I'm your newest fan! Love this post and your honesty!


Hope you will stop by my blog as well.

Anonymous said...

I think you made the right call...anyone who would cheat on/leave his wife to be with you would do it to you down the line.

I think we all have our stories of love lost. I remember breaking up after 6 years of being with a boyfriend and thinking I'd never get over it only to marry my husband 2 years to the date I broke up with the ex (I didn't know it was the date but read it years later in a journal I found).

There is that song (maybe Garth Brooks?) about Unanswered Prayers.


Wilmary S. said...

Wow!! So cute!!! I come from the Tea Party!! Your blog is amazing!! I'm now following!!
Mine is

Unknown said...

Happy Tea Party! More importantly: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Natalie said...

Oh, such a wonderful post, and as you could tell from my post this morning, I needed something to smile about :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a sweet post. Hope you have a wonderful Anniversary.

If you need help with anything on your blog (I'm not an expert) I am always willing to help you if I can.

Shell said...

What a story! It's amazing the path that we have to take in order to get to the person that we are supposed to be with.

Dropping by from the tea party.

P.S. If you want to link something- when you are writing your post, highlight the text that you want to link and then click on the link icon up in the tools bar. A window will pop up and you can insert the link that way. :)

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary! It's so true that when one door closes, another one opens, even if we don't see it right away,.

Stopping by from the Lady Blogger's Society Tea Party to say hi!

Jill Shelley said...

You certainly made the right choice. And you have been blessed all the days since then.

Adrienne said...

Stopping by from the LBS Tea Party. Thanks for coming by yesterday and grabbing my button! I have done the same. :)

Happy anniversary, and thanks for sharing your story. You just never know what god has planned for you, but we can always know it's good!

PS-To link a previous blog there's a little icon in the new post window that looks like a mini chain link. highlight the word(s) you want to link, and the tyep in the URL in the pop up window. You get the URL from the post you want to highlight. Just go to that first and copy the URL from the address bar when that post is up. Man, I hope that wasn't confusing! Email me if it was. :)

Kerri Sweeris said...

Tell me you didn't make that cake. Oh My Gosh. If you DID... I'm screaming with jealousy!!
What a wonderful love story.... I had a "first love" too...and it wasn't meant to be. God Bless You for doing what was RIGHT!!!

AiringMyLaundry said...

Happy Anniversary!

Did you make that cake??! It looks amazing. And delicious.

Anonymous said...

I'm new to your blog - found it through the LBS tea party! I'm looking forward to reading more!

Anonymous said...

PS. Stop by my latest blog for a special treat I left you.