Monday, March 1, 2010


It all started at D'Now. I got called at the last minute by a former co-worker who was now at Germantown Baptist, desperate for a female leader for a group of 7th grade girls. I was between churches at the time, and I seriously missed hanging out with teenagers, so I jumped on the chance.

That night (yeah, it was really last minute), Andy came up to me and introduced himself and said he was on staff and if I needed anything to let me know. He doesn't remember doing this. We began to watch each other - I thought it was great that he really seemed to care about the kids, and was doing lots of the sound/video stuff. As the weekend came to a close, my girls said I should start helping out on Wednesdays. Andy agreed. So 2 weeks later I found myself at a new church, with kids I didn't know, not really sure what I was thinking when I thought this would be a good idea. Andy didn't even hardly speak to me because his parents and brother were in town, but he did ask me for my e-mail address which led to him calling me easy (that's a whole other story :) ).

Little did I know that night, that he and his brother were Facebook stalking me. Little did I know that the pictures of my recent tattoo almost prevented me from having a date with this guy. Thankfully, his brother said he should give me a shot!! Andy also began asking his co-workers - who had known me for years! - about me. The next Wednesday, he asked me to go to Chili's with him. I impressed him with my ability to eat an entire Molten Chocolate Lava cake on my own and a romance was born. That first date lasted for 5 hours!

We officially started dating a week later. A year later, on our anniversary, he swept me away for the weekend, took me to Tampa, set up a beautiful set table on his dad's boat, and watched the sunset together - and there he proposed...6 months minus a day later we were married just 45 minutes from where he proposed on St. Pete Beach. Little did we know that just a few months later, we would move to the Tampa area and start ministry together...

It's been an exciting journey so far and it thrills my heart that I get to share the rest of life together with my "Boo"

6 comments:

Renee said...

and I can say I was there at the beginning :)

I love y'all and miss you. I am grateful I get to "stalk" via your blog and keep up with both of you.

Tell Andy I said, "Hey"!

Love, Mrs. Renee :)

hippie mommie said...

What a sweet story! But.... why would the tattoo have kept you from going on a date with him?

Rachel said...

haha...sarah, before andy met me he thought girls with tattoos were trashy. i must be pretty crazy and wild if i have a tattoo right? thankfully he got over that and now loves my tattoo - although I can't seem to convince him to let me get another one :)

Crystal said...

That's the same weekend I met you I think. I'm so glad you and Andy are together, God knows how to match them. :D

hippie mommie said...

Well, I'm glad he was able to get past your trashiness! That's too funny! :)

Andy said...

For the record, what we did that night was not stalking. It's not stalking if you put your whole life on the internet for all the world to see. I prefer to call it facebook/myspace investigating. I was doing research for a potential girlfriend.

And it turned out great!