Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday is "the Graduate" Day.

The Graduate:The 1967 classic starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katherine Ross. The Graduate is about a recent college graduate (Hoffman) who is seduced by the wife (Bancroft) of his father's business partner, then ends up falling in love with her daughter (Ross). Anne Bancroft's character became one of the most famous characters in movie history, Mrs. Robinson. The popular song "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon and Garfunkel was used in the movie; my husband in a couple of days

Yes, he's graduating, but he won't be doing this kind of graduating. Yes, there will be a cap and gown, but he is not Dustin Hoffman, thank goodness.

Brandon is a first generation college graduate. He has worked hard and his efforts will pay off this Saturday. He has learned many a lesson in his time as a student.

He's learned that reading signs and using the signs we read are two different but yet equally important things.

He's learned that like his precious Xbox, my blog is important to me. I may have even won the West or something like that in the process proving my point.

He's learned that seeing the world is important and if you tell Jesus you're committed to each other's dreams it might just land a person or two or two and a dog across the United States in say somewhere like...Michigan.

The point here ladies, is that my honey is ejumacated and this Saturday he will walk across a stage with his head held high, shades and shoes ON-because let's face it, I'm the hippie in this relationship!- while I hoop and holler because I'll be so damn proud. Tears will definitely be shed.

But before he learned all these valuable lessons, he had to get his start somewhere.

He had to learn the lesson of taking a chance and asking the girl in french braids out for an icy date.

What? What's that you say, dear blog reader?

You've never heard this story.

Okay, okay, so I haven't answered this part of the Q and A that I started back in January.

But I am now, so get excited because it's story time.

I'll even start this story today because as you know there's always a story before a story.

Let's go back in time to the Spring of 2005....

Yours truly was a sophomore at OU and had just been elected to serve as Chaplain of my sorority. Kelly Clarkson's "Since You've Been Gone" and Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" were among the popular tunes of the time. I was serial dating like it was going out of style. Friends made regular jokes about who I was datin' and ditchin' each week. I wasn't popular, I just knew what I wanted and none of the guys I was dating was it. I was looking forward to summer and being away from my parents. I had interestingly enough had a conversation with my dad about finding the one, but really didn't think anything of it.

Meanwhile, up I-35, a boy named Brandon was taking some classes at a small state college. He was playing guitar for his local BCM and leading worship for the church youth group. He interviewed for a small group of college kids that would work at the same summer camp, I was working. He had been on a couple of dates with a few girls and played Xbox in his free time. He was working for an after-school program with 6th and 7th graders. He'd never been away from home for an extended period of time from his family. He didn't really think that he'd get the job at the summer camp.

But he did.

And both of our lives were changed forever.

This summer marks 5 years that we've been together and I thought it would be great if I told our story.

It may not seem like a big or even exciting deal to you, but I thought it would be nice to have our story down somewhere tangible for our kiddos.

So, this summer in the month of June, I'll be posting about how we met and fell in love.
I'll try to post as historically accurate as possible and maybe even get Brandon to post during this too!

I'm excited about this and hope you are too!

Happy Wednesday!!


Megan said...

Aw that will be fun!! I keep thinking I need to write out Luke and I's story but never seem to do it. It will be something good to have for the kiddos. I'm excited about this!

Gina said...

Like I told you the other day, I can't wait to read the whole story!

Brittany Ann said...


And I am pumped! for the rest of this story!

brown eyed girl said...

WOOHOOO GRADUATING HUSBANDS!!!! I can't wait to see the PICTURES (because they'll be here, right?) and hear the stories!!

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Hi y'all! The name's Samantha. You can call me Sam if you like. I am a lover to a boy I met at Falls Creek in the summer of 2005, that is a student of Jesus, a Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die I'll be Sooner dead, Democrat by party, blonde to the core, and oldies but goodies kind of girl.
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