*I don't actually have any pictures from our dating days on our computer because we didn't have digital cameras back then, lol. So I took a picture of a couple.*
Keith and I met during the first few days of Bible College and NBC. We noticed each other right away, and spent the first couple of months getting to know more about each other. We went out for 'coffee' to the Kingfisher Inn and A&W, took long walks around campus, and of course, spent a lot of time hanging out in the dining hall lounge :)
I remember learning early on that Keith had a sister named Stacey. I figured that must be a sign from God that I should stay away, lol! I mean, how would we deal with having two Stacey's? Apparently I didn't let it stop the relationship after all :)
I remember the sweetest gift he got for me our first Christmas, just a month after we started dating. It was a small wooden chest. I filled it with all of the notes that we wrote back and forth, and I still have them all, safely tucked away in the chest. We later used the chest in our wedding, for the ring bearer to carry our rings in.
If I could get back one thing that we had during our dating days, it was how we treasured all those little moments together. I miss that. It seems my day is filled with running after kids, wiping bottoms, doing laundry, and keeping the house somewhat tidy. I rarely take the time to just sit down and be with Keith. I think we need that back. Time to work on that I think. *Ellen has challenged me to commit to an amount of time, so I'm going to say at least 30 minutes per day.*