Friday, February 14, 2014

Favorite Love Story and More!

Welcome to my weekend blog hop -
Make My Saturday Sweet #69!

You can link your family friendly
post on my blog hop below. I'm also
participating in Friendship Friday.

Friendship Friday: The Letter "F"

F is for Favorite Love Story

These two images are the top
and bottom of my scrapbook
page of our dating days.

My favorite love story that happened to me began on Valentine's Day in 1995. There was this guy (Rob Morley) on the missionary ship, the M.V. Doulos, who asked permission to get to know me better in a dating kind of way. We were working together at that time in the book exhibition. He was my shift leader. I liked him as a leader, but I turned down the request. We agreed to be friends.

A few days later it was Valentine's Day. The ship was docked in India. I received a very sweet Valentine's Day card and it was signed, Your friend always, Rob. I was excited to get a card. It was not the done thing on board, as there were plenty of rules to keep the singles well-managed and in line.

That was the starting point of Robbie finding his way into my heart, because we had our first date in Bombay (Mumbai) on March 3, 1995. It was my 20th birthday. He was 28 and I was the first girl that he ever kissed romantically.

We got married in South Africa, five months after we began dating and after we had said goodbye to the ship in Tanzania. Being in missions has remained in our hearts. We got involved in church work, youth work, and later joined Youth With A Mission (YWAM). Now we have co-founded Light and Life Bible Ministries.

A photo of me on outreach in India.

I took this photo this morning of Amanda
on Valentine's Day, 2014. She got a card
with a chocolate heart lolly from us.

Amanda painted this picture for me and
gave it to me this morning.


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