It’s “show us your life” Friday over at Kelly’s Korner and this week’s topic is how you met your husband.
Josh and I grew up 45 minutes away from each other and it really blows my mind that we didn't meet earlier on considering how many times our paths crossed. I went to a small private Christian school that went from K-9th grade and Josh went to our rival Christian school that was k-12th grade the next town over (how nerdy does that sound?!). Josh and I laugh because we each played basketball in junior high so we must have watched each other play since the girls and boys teams traveled together and had to watch each others games. In the graduation ceremony from the school I went to each 9th grader had to walk with a Kindergartener who was also graduating and I walked with Josh’s little brother, Richie, and Josh was in the audience. Anyways, I went on to Bainbridge High School and Josh stayed at his school, King’s West. We each went on to college… Josh went on to play baseball for George Fox University and I went on to play basketball Skagit Valley College and then at Emmaus Bible College in Iowa the next year. Josh ended up breaking his leg in two places and decided not to go to George Fox for the fall of ’06. A few weeks before I was to head back to Iowa for school my mom had a biopsy on a lump her head, had major surgery and we waited for results to see if the lump was cancerous. I decided not to go back to Iowa and to instead enroll in our local community college and then move back to Iowa in the winter. Well, God had other plans. About a week into school the women’s basketball coach asked me if I would come and play basketball with the school team and I agreed. Josh was on the boys team but unable to play because he was injured. Josh likes to say that he tried to talk to me a few times and that I blew him off but I’m pretty sure I would remember a gorgeous 6’8 guy trying to strike up a conversation with me!! A friend of mine from the girl’s basketball team who was friends with Josh and his roommate kept asking me what I thought of Josh and she finally talked me into going over to their house with her to hangout.... and the rest is history!!