My Special Someone

On the 27th of July 2002, I was married. On this morning I could not help but

think about how fortunate I was to have found such a remarkable person. It seemed to me

that God himself had planned for us to be together. As I made my way to the chapel to

meet my family and future bride, I thought of all the stories and memories we have

shared together. I most importantly remember the many times we spent together talking

and getting to know one another. She often recalled events throughout her childhood that

inspired her life. All of these things together made her the exceptional woman that I fell

My wife was born in Louisiana. Her parents were married out of

high school and started a family right away. The values she was taught are typical of

southern families, the most important being religion, education, and family. She was

introduced to religion at a very young age. The church became a permanent fixture in her

life and she enjoyed the lessons that were taught there. The best part was that her family

was there, it was something they did together. The people she met there also helped to

influence her life. It was at church that she made many friends. During her adolescent

years she was awkward and shy and making new friends was never an easy process for

her. At school the other kids made fun of her because she was smart and always had her

nose in a book. She was the shortest kid in school and felt unattractive. She felt a natural

desire to belong and fit in with other kids her age. It wasn't long before she realized that

the friends she had at church were different than the kids at school. They accepted her the

way she was and she was grateful that there was no pressure from them to try and change.

In fact, many of her friends from church became lifetime companions. It was because of

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