On Sunday, Kel and I are going to celebrate six years of marriage, and when I look over my shoulder at our journey, I typically get dizzy and have to sit down. We’ve covered a lot of crazy ground in six little years.
Next week I’m going to do a whole week of stories and posts about marriage and relationships, but first, a little back story. I’m excited to share a guest post over at my friend Leigh Kramer’s blog for her “This is How We Met” Series.
Here’s a little teaser, but you’ll have to stop by Leigh’s blog to finish it up, not that the ending is a big secret, but we think it’s a lovely story.
Before facebook and twitter there was xanga, a blogging network where millions of people shared daily life and deep thoughts with people they didn’t know. I started blogging there under the moniker “ClumsyBallerina” as an outlet for my swirling thoughts on faith, love and life in general.
I’d been single for a while, my heart still bruised from the end of my last relationship where I was dumped via email. I was drifting, living at home and working as a secretary who moonlighted as a pizza delivery girl.
Late one night, after an evening of pizzas, I was surﬁng blog-rings on xanga and came across this college guy in Oklahoma who wrote profoundly about love, church and losing his father to cancer.
I left him a comment: “Hi, I got your weblog through a random click of the mouse.. I completely agree with your thoughts about what church is and isn’t… blessings to your family.”
He wrote back: “Hey, I just started reading your xanga… you seem like a person that I could really get to know and converse with… I’ll be keeping up with you… ~laterz~”
And just like that, Kel existed for me, We didn’t interact for nearly six months as he went through a time of deep grief while he cared for and eventually lost his father to brain cancer.
To finish it up, go to Leigh Kramer’s site and check it out.
While you’re there subscribe to her blog via email and follow her on twitter so you can keep up with all the loveliness she shares there.