T H R E E.
Holy Moly. Three years?! How is that possible? It seems like three days, but then at the same time it seems like we’ve been married so much longer than three years. We have both grown SO much in the three years we have been husband and wife. I have learned so much about John and probably even more about myself. Marriage really is one of the most sanctifying things out there, if you allow it to be. Our anniversary was last Wednesday (October 19th) and my mom came in town and watched Sadie so we could have date night. Guys, it was the first date night alone since she was born, so just shy of 10 months. So needless to say it was much needed.
I thought it might be fun to share how we met for those who aren’t familiar with our story.
I only ask two things of you before I share this. First, that you don’t judge me…you’re probably rolling your eyes now. Like c’mon, Cassie, it can’t be THAT bad. Oh, but it is. So don’t judge. Second, dont judge. Haha
Once upon a time I was wild. For about a year and a half of my lif I was so.wild. Which is was quite odd, because growing up I was a SAINT. Literally. Your parents wished I was their kid. Didn’t drink, didn’t party, didn’t talk back, didn’t push boundaries. My first year when I transferred to Texas Tech as a junior in college I sho nuff made up for it and did alllll those things.
One night my friends and I were at a white trash bash (blushes. Yes, it’s a real thing) and on the way home while at a stop light a guy pulls up next to us on a crotchrocket motorcycle. Me, being HIGHLY intoxicated, roll down the window and start talking to him. Me, being HIGHLY intoxicated, again, proceed to ask him if I can have a ride. Of course he said yes. So, me, being HIGHLY intoxicated decided it was a good idea to get out of the car and on the back of a total strangers motorcycle. There is photo evidence of this (fortunate for you, unfortunate for me…)
THANK YOU LORD FOR YOUR PROTECTION OVER ME!!! The motorcycle man took me to my house and got my number and invited me and my friends to a party at his house and we were like “oh yeah, we’ll be there. Just let us change real quick” all the while telling each other no way we were going. Because that was too risky. Getting on a motorcycle? Doable. Partying with strangers? Apparently that crossed the line. Again. Alcohol, man.
So the next day me and my girlfriends were at the pool and one of my friends pointed to a guy and said, “That’s the guy from last night!” To which I said, “Are you sure?” (This is so embarrassing to type out. And even more embarrassing to think I’m gonna have to tell this to Sadie one day haha). I didn’t recognize him because holy drunk. After my friend who had been sober and driving me the night before assured me it was the guy I went up and asked him if I got on his bike last night. 🙂 C L A S S Y.
A few days later we went on a date and actually we didn’t start dating right away. He got back together with his ex girlfriend haha. It was months down the road when we actually started dating. But, there ya have it.
Once we did start dating we both were able to pull each other out of the party lifestyle we had both become accustomed to. We both got involved in church again and really began seeking the Lord and growing together. I am SO thankful for the Lords mercy and grace over not just that situation, but my life in general. I can look back and see time after time after time where He was right there watching over me and protecting me from harm. What a beautiful God we serve.
I will say I look forward to using mine and Johns story as a testimony of Gods grace and redemption. That makes it worth having to explain to my daughter one day. Cause let’s be real, at one point we wanted to tell her we met in Sunday school 😉 I’m so grateful for my husband. He is the lighter one of the two of us. I am serious and more “Type A” and he keeps me light and helps me to not worry about things (or try’s to help me not worry). He always pushes me out of my comfort zone. We have done it all together. Even hitch hike, much to our parents dismay. I wouldn’t want to go through this life with anyone else, and honestly don’t know anyone else who would be able to put up with me!
I’d love to hear how you met your love in the comments below! Anyone think they can beat my story? Haha
Here’s a little photo dump of John and me over the years!