Thursday, October 31, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Meet the Parents

In honor of Throwback Thursday and a very special Halloween 8 years ago, I thought I’d share a funny story about how my husband met my parents, my brother, and all my friends for the first time.

Dressed like this!



So 8 years ago—college years—it all began when I became this baseball player’s math tutor. It didn’t take long for me, even with my jaded, on-the-mend heart, to see that my preconceptions about this jock named Rick had been way off.

After weeks of tutoring sessions that had also become bible studys/coffee dates, Rick finally asked me out on an official date. (I was about ready to give up on the lug. Apparently driving me crazy was all part of his strategy to win my attention.Pretty sharp--not sure he even needed a tutor!) 

But since he’d asked me out the day before Halloween, and my brother was throwing this big party for our friends and family and a lot of his youth group kids, we decided we’d attend and have our date the next night.

Imagine my surprise when my date (and possibly my new “boyfriend”) struts in to meet EVERYONE I know, including my DAD in a push-up bra, a dress, a wig, jeweled sandals, five-o’clock shadow, and some impressive guns!

Talk about an ice-breaker! My mom gave me a mouthed “Wow” and a thumbs up the second Rick turned his back, btw! (Love my mom!) And I’m happy to report my awesome dad actually laughed (And made no mention of his gun collection.)


Do you have a fun meet the parents story? Or Halloween story? I’d love to hear!

3 comments:

  1. I remember it well! I burst out laughing as he walked through the foyer. It was hysterical;)
    Mom

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  2. DEVOTED TO THE TEACHING OF WHOM?

    The three thousand who were added to the church of Christ on the Day of Pentecost continued in devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching.

    Acts 2:41-42 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. 42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

    These Christians devoted themselves to the apostles' doctrine.
    They did not devote themselves to the teaching of Moses.
    They did not devote themselves to the teaching of Abraham, Job, Noah, John The Baptist, the Roman Catholic Church, the Baptist Church, the Methodist Church, the Mormon Church, creed books, statements of faith, the Judaizers, the Watch Tower, the Pentecostal Church, the Pharisees, the traditions of men, etc.

    THE TEACHING OF WHOM?

    (Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)

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  3. THE MEANING OF "FOR"? BY STEVE FINNELL

    Is the meaning of the preposition "for" difficult to understand? No, it is not. The preposition "for" is always forward looking. The purpose, action, and results of "for" always follow, they never look back.

    Example: Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (NKJV)

    They were told to repent and be baptized "for" the remission of sins and they would also receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

    "For" does not mean repent because your sins have already been forgiven. Remission of sins follows repentance.

    "For" does not mean be baptized because your sins have already been forgiven. Remission of sins follows baptism

    "For" does not mean you have already received the gift of the Holy Spirit. The gift of the Holy Spirit follows repentance and baptism "for" the remission of sins.

    If you take an aspirin "for" a headache it does not mean that you take an aspirin because your headache has already been cured. A cured headache follows taking the aspirin "for" a headache.

    If you are punished "for" a crime you committed, you are not punished before you committed the crime. Punished "for" follows the committed crime.

    If you have heart surgery "for" a defective heart, your heart is not repaired before you have surgery. The heart repair follows surgery "for" a defective heart.

    The meaning of "for" in Acts 2:38 is not a mystery. It means in order to receive remission of sins and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit you must repent and be immersed in water.

    It takes a professional deceiver and a willing student to believe that "for" in Acts 2:38 actually means "because of".

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