We Are Deep In the Heart of Texas

Nomadic seasons of farming adventures with nature thrown in to include; a pinch of family, snippets of friends, counting our blessings, paying IT forward, home school, and the spicy things I decide to rant about.







Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Where did ya'll meet?

I sometimes marvel over how far my husband and I have come. I was cross training from one Air Force career field (intelligence) into another (manpower management). So, while waiting for my course to begin, I was taken out of the secure compound--THE HILL, and moved into the Kelly Recycling Center (San Antonio). Hubby had gotten injured while working in construction for Civil Engineering -- Kelly AFB main base, and was moved to the same recycling center.


Let me tell you, the building was open air, dirty, hot, concrete pad, with lots of shouting and machine noise. I was taken to a table where this tall, handsome man was to be my trainer in paper separation. Let's just say we hit it off.


He was divorced and had three children. At the time, 12, 10 and 5. We eventually started sharing lunch and dating. When I found out his children were living with him but, he didn't have custody and was paying 700+ child support. I had to draw a line.


Either get custody or give them back to their mother. (my rationale)


We continued dating, and he found a house (their old one had foreclosed, the ex did not keep up the payments) and got custody.  I just could not get serious with him until I knew how the kids future was going to turn. After only three months of dating, him with custody; he asked me to marry and we went to the Justice of the Peace.

Long story short,
14 1/2 years have passed
We added two boys and now have three grand children (one who died.)....
Familia Torres

8 comments:

Chicken Boys said...

I don't think I should share the same story. Night club. That's all.
~Randy

Nekkid Chicken said...

FALLS OVER LAUGHING

Randy, trust me,,,,tours in the Philippines, San Antonio, Greece other places.......ahhhh Need I say more? LOL

Texan said...

Met my DH when a guy I was dating (nothing serious for me) took me to meet his friend...his friend is my DH :O)...DH just out of the Marines, Mr. Lean and Mean :O)

Met DH went back to work the next day told friend at work.. I met the man I am going to marry last night! Total of a few weeks after meeting DH we moved in together LOL... rest is history.. obviously he was as smitten with me as I was with him:O)...

Life with Jack n Jill said...

The Vo-Tech, we were both going to at the time, hooked us up, to take turns driving, to save on gas. I thought he was a lousy driver. That hasn't changed.
~Sharon

Melodie said...

I meet my Hubby when I was 16 and he was 17, in high school ! He joined the Navy and we were married when I was 20.It will be 19 years of marriage this year!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I thought Mike was the biggest redneck that I'd ever laid eyes on (that hasn't changed). Been happy together for over 26 years now.

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

I stalked mine...until he noticed me. Ha!

Nekkid Chicken said...

Hee hee, seems there are a plethora of aggressive women about these parts. GOTTA LOVE IT