2.14.2012

The story of us...

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I thought it would be appropriate on Valentine's Day to share the story of Sean and I and how we met and hope you feel the love on this day. Tomorrow I will be sharing what I did for Sean for today! I am also linking up to share this story over at Blonde Episodes.


Back in June 2008, I decided to check out a new church that had a young adults group that was for people specifically out of college. Not a lot of churches had such a group but once I heard, I knew I would make the commitment to go to make friends Being a bit shy, I prayed that God would have some people prior to the service ask me to sit with them. So I went that Tuesday and was standing outside the room where the service was held and was talking to this girl, Nicole, and at the end of the conversation, she asked me to sit with her and her friends, answered prayer! During the service, another guy named Sean joined the rest of the people I was sitting with After the service, we all hung around talking and then I departed to go home.

 The rest of the summer I continued to go to the Tuesday night service but I sat with different friends. In September, Sean and I saw each other in passing on a Sunday and I remembered there was a guy in the group named Sean but I didn't think that was him. I went home that day and Facebook-stalked him. Hey a girl has to do what a girl has to do. I found him pretty easily because he went to Azusa Pacific University too, where I graduated. Just in case, he was curious, I had a back story of a mutual friend I found him through, we did have several mutual friends on Facebook but the truth is I straight up did a name search for him.

We started chatting on Facebook and after several conversation, I asked him out for a cup of coffee. We met up at 7:30pm on a Wednesday and before I knew it, the employees were coming over to tell us the shop was closing, it was 10pm. Well the next night, I had another date planned and later come to find out Sean did as well. We met up for a movie two days after we met for coffee and continued to meet up after that! The thing I liked most about Sean was he didn't play games, he would ask me out and stick to the date. He wasn't flakey and he was consistent in hanging out and 10 months later, he proposed!
Here is our first photo together, at a wedding he invited me to one month after dating.

The stats:
We both went to APU, I graduated in 2006, he graduated in 2008 although we are the same age. He ran in college, was a applied science major and I was a political science major.
We have a lot of fun together, just have a look!



And just for some more grins and giggles.



Hope you enjoyed our story! Happy Valentine's Day friends!!
p.s. for some of my newest followers, you might not know that I spent all four years of high school in Japan because my dad was in the Air Force, as well as I was born in Okinawa. One aspect of my blog I want to concentrate more on is sharing more of the Japanese culture and some traditions. Since today is Valentine's Day, I will explain how the Japanese celebrate Valentine's Day. Today only the girls give chocolates or other gifts to the guy in their life, just the girls.  Then in one month, on March 14, what is called White Day then the boys return the favor to that special girl who gave them chocolates on Valentines' Day.
As more holidays and other significant days in Japan pop up, I will be sharing them with you all. Hope you will enjoy this and get to learn a bit more about the Japanese culture.

74 comments:

Jess said...

I love the last 2 photos of you 2! Hope you guys have a great Valentine's Day!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I absolutely love your story, thank you for sharing! Each photo shows how truly happy both of you are:) Happy Valentine's Day Meg!

Kori Donahue said...

Love your story Meg...you should add this to my linkup! It's perfect! Kori xoxo

Happy Valentines Day friend!

Susan said...

Meg that's such a great story!!! I love it and how lucky you both are to have each other! Happy Valentine's Day girl!

Simply LKJ said...

So sweet, and love all the pictures. I love all the little tidbits you share about Japanese culture too. Very fascinating!

Sarah said...

What a sweet story! I can't believe he proposed 10 months in.....but when you know, you know :) happy valentines day pretty lady! xoxo

Chelsea Leigh said...

love love love your story!!! So sweet! And I can't wait to hear all about the Japanese culture! How funny how they celebrate Valentines Day! :) xoxo.

Amanda Cool said...

March 14 is my birthday so now I will be sure to let my husband know it is also White day.. =) thanks for that new fact!

Krysta said...

Such a fun story. You two really do look like you have fun!

Brooke Shemwell said...

That was really cute. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to hear about the Japanese traditions!

CALLIE said...

Cuties!!!! Happy Valentine's Day to you two!

Elle said...

What a cute story on how you guys met! And I must say that's pretty cool that you went to high school in Japan! That is really neat what they do for Valentine's day :) Have a lovely V-day!

Faith said...

i can't wait to learn more about Japan. i want to visit so badly!

i love reading your love story, so sweet! you knew what you wanted and went after it :)

Happy Valentine's Day!

Mateya said...

What a cool story! So interesting about Japan!

Carlie said...

You two are so cute! And go you for taking the first step in Facebook-ing!
My mom lived in Japan too! Her dad was a doc in the Air Force so she probably lived on the same base. It will be fun to read more about your Japanese experience.

Valerie Griffin said...

So sweet, Happy Vday!

Shabbychicdiva said...

Pictures are adorable. Very sweet! Happy Valentine's Day. ♥Winona

Emma said...

You all are adorable!! So cute and I'm so glad you shared this! I had no idea you lived in Japan...crazy!

Ps. Facebook stalking/creeping is totally acceptable btw ;) That is what it's there for! :)

Happy Valentine's Day!

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

Such a sweet story, I love to hear how people met!!
Hope you have a great day!! I love your pictures!! xo

MelissMichelle said...

Adorable pictures! Thanks for sharing and happy VDay! -Melissa

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Aw, I love it! Thanks for sharing!!

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Aww thanks for sharing your story, y'all are so cute! And that's neat you were born in Japan! Have a great Valentine's Day Meg! Xoxo

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

You two look like such a fun couple! It's amazing how something like Facebook has brought so many people together! Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!

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Tatiana said...

Love learning about other peeps love stories. You guys are so cute together! I can tell you know how to have fun :-) And the v-day Japan story is so interesting. I love learning about new cultures :-)

Ashley said...

What a great story, I just love that YOU asked him out!! You guys make a gorgeous couple.

The eagle pictures are fantastic, by the way :-)

birdie to be said...

Lovely pictures!!! Happy V Day!

Katie said...

you guys are too cute! and that is neat about Japan. My grandpa was a chaplain in the Air Force and so my dad lived there with him for a few years. I like hearing about different traditions! I want some chocolate on March 14th, but I guess that means I better give Chris some today. : )

Daisy said...

You guys are so cute! Wow that is a really neat holiday that they do.

Jayme and Mendi said...

Y'all are so cute!! Thanks for sharing your story. I love hearing your stories about Japan...definitely keep them coming!

I'm sure you already do, but do you know Manda over at the blog Marshalls Abroad? They're living over in Okinawa right now & her photos (and recipes) are amazing! Definitely check her out if you haven't yet!

Happy Valentine's Day! :)

Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Shannon said...

So, so sweet! Loved reading this. Happy Valentine's day!

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

TaraR said...

What a sweet story, thanks for sharing! I'm a sucker for a good romance so needless to say I throughly enjoyed this post!

Happy Valentine's Day - Enjoy!
Tara xo

Heather said...

Aw, I LOVE reading love stories! love how you asked HIM out! :) This is PERFECT for my our story link up that's live today through Sunday! You should link up, I will send some people your way! :) http://browneyedbell.blogspot.com/2012/02/our-story-my-husbands-pov.html

winetastegirl.com said...

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Alexa said...

Aww Meg I LOVE this story. And I love the photos of you guys having fun and goofing off. That's such a huge part of a happy marriage in my opinion. Growing old with someone who you can take silly pictures with everyday is priceless. And I'm excited to hear more about Japan!!!

Val said...

Wow - what an amazing love story!!! You are so cute. I hope you both have a wonderful Love day.

Amira said...

I didn't know you lived in Japan for four years!!! (I act like I should know everything about you, ha!) That is awesome :-) Did you learn Japanese? You and your hubby are just too cute, enjoy the sweet holiday together!

Xo,
Amira

Heather said...

oh, and love the tidbit about Valentines Day in Japan!

Redheaded Daybook said...

you two are so cute & hilarious!!! too adorable

Alyx said...

Awww, Meg! That's such a cute story.
And... Don't worry about the whole facebook stalking thing... I think we are all guilty of that. Or maybe it's just you and me. Either way.... you're not alone!
I hope you two lovebirds had a wonderful day!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

i love a good love story... happy valentine's day!

amy b.s. said...

what a great story!

Stesha said...

this story is so precious! I love you guys! and that last little part about Japan, I had no idea. Thats really neat!

xo

Laura said...

Awe, that is sweet, I love how you two met!! Happy Valentine's Day!!

Megan Gillesby @ something beautiful said...

such a cute story! one of my good friends from college lived in Okinawa and her family was also in the air force! Hope you have a great valentines day!

with love,
meg

Mandee said...

What a sweet story Meg! I love that you asked him out!
I would love to learn more about Japan! So cool that you got to live there!

Christina said...

Aww, I love your story! It's so cool how God works!

Kori Donahue said...

Hey honey thanks for linking up but can you please add my button and link back to Blonde Episodes? Thanks! Kori xoxo

Mel said...

Sweet story. Happy Valentine's Day!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

thanks for sharing your story...so sweet!

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

Sweet story! Gotta love a man who doesn't play games. And that's cool info about how Japan celebrates Valentine's Day - I have never heard that!

Ryan K said...

Awww, what a great story :) HAPPY VDAY!

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said...

Happy V-day! Cute story! That's so cool you lived in Japan!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

You two are the cutest! I love that your first date was in a coffee shop. You two look so happy and so much in love! I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day!

Thank you for sharing your Japanese culture too, I cannot wait to hear about other Japanese holidays!

smk053078 said...

You guys are adorable. I loved reading your story! The Lord works in mysterious ways!! Happy Valentine's!!!

Because Shanna Said So

House of Hemingway said...

I was smiling through the post of all your funny pictures. I hope your V-day is special!

www.houseofhemingway.com

Lauren said...

love this post! and love that you are the one who asked HIM out!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

What a sweet love story; I’m so glad that you shared it! Also, thank you for sharing the Japenese tradition! I like this new multi-cultural addition to your blog
Sidebar- I almost applied for a job at Azusa last week! Bummer! I wish I had known you went there!

biggestlittleblog said...

what a cute story. thanks for sharing.

I am a new follower and my sister is actually teaching on that exact military base in Japan right now. She moved there a few months ago to teach 4 grade so any tips on your favorite places or anything would be great and I will pass on to her!

Happy valentines day!

Katherine Krieg said...

adorable story! thanks for sharing!

Marshall said...

You two are tooo adorable!!

And love that you're sharing more about Japan on here (:

christine donee said...

LOVE these stories.

happy Valentine's Day to you and your man!

Callie Lynch said...

Such a sweet and special post! Love your love story :) Neat to see how God worked in your lives! Excited to read about your Valentine' Day!

Bennett Love

dina vanessa mercado said...

lovely pics for valentines day!!! enjoyed your blog...

visit my blog too..

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kissses!!!

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

So So cute! :-) I love it! :-)

Lay said...

Love your story! Hope you guys had a great valentines day!
ps, love that little bit of Japanese culture at the end... never knew that!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

Hahaha I love the fact that you Facebook stalked him!
A girl has to do what a girl has to do it right! ;)

Super cute pictures - loveee!
Happy Valentine's Day, girl :)
xo

Nat said...

Adorable story! I loved the tid bit on Japanese culture- I never knew that!

Natalie said...

You guys are such a cute couple. Loved hearing your story...and I didn't know you lived in Japan! That's pretty cool!

Kristina Gulino said...

Aw he is tooooo adorable! God is so good, isn't He? Living in Japan must have been amazing (my husband has been and totally wants to live there)! Many more happy days to come for you and your hubby! :)

Kristina
Nook & Sea

Kasey Lynne said...

Your story is SO cute!! And you guys are so adorable together :)

That's cool that you went to Azusa. I went to Concordia out in Irvine.

BeckyJo606 said...

I love that you met Sean at church. That was always my dream, but I'm still happy with the way things worked out for me. ;) ALSO I love that you FB stalked him. I think it would be really interesting to see just how many marriages came from FB! :)

Renee said...

Oh I love the Japanese culture tidbit! And y'all are just too cute! Seriously. Stop that.

Jamie said...

Your story is so adorable! Daniel and I met at church, too, there's just something so special about meeting your future husband at church. Hope you had an amazing Valentine's Day!!!