Thursday, September 22, 2011

Second Campaigner Challenger

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IMAGO DEI

After my divorce, you could say that my life was pretty much shattered.  My heart was lacuna and broken and I wondered if God would be able to piece me back together again.  I felt as though the miasma of my family was choking me and I never knew if I would be able stand strong on my own; not to mention that I had two toddlers and an infant to care for.

Then something amazing happened.  Nearly a year later, I succumbed to a friend’s request that we go on a double blind date.  I prayed about it and felt the time was right.  When I met the guy, I stood frozen and couldn’t help but oscitate.  To me, he was the exact image of Robert Powell from Jesus of Nazareth!  Lol! 

We talked about several events that would have put us in the same place and time and yet, we never met before.  The synchronicity of it all was amazing; how many times had we rubbed shoulders and not looked at each other.

Three months later we were engaged and six months after that we were married.  He became my best friend, husband and father to my children.

96 comments:

  1. I should let you all know that it's been 23 years since and we also had a daughter. ; )

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  2. See, this gives me hope. lol Great way of weaving it into a touching, personal story. Congrats on finding "the one".

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  3. Thank you Miranda. Yes, there is hope! ; )

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  4. Wow, what a great story and it even has a fairy-tale ending! I happen to believe in synchronicity.

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  5. aww such a sweet story! And wow it is personal story!

    (I am number 38 on the linky list)

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  6. That's incredibly sweet. I'm so glad she found a happy ending. Synchronicity for the win!

    Great job, Sheri! :)

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  7. Even though I didn't know it was real until I read your comment, I was hoping it was! Unique and lovely way to use the words!

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  8. Thank you Gary, Sonia, David and Elizabeth. I had three daughters before, our baby is now 21! Lol! I am truly blessed! ; )

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  9. I love how you worked Robert Powell into an Imago Dei! This is a loely story, thanks for sharing. Mine is #3.

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  10. Thanks Jen, I wasn't sure if anyone would catch that or not! I've already voted for you! ; )

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  11. Sheri - I love this. Great job! Congratulations on your many happy years and wishes for many more.

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  12. so true story? wonderful! i love a happy ending!

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  13. I'm all for a happy ending, too! That you wrote from such a personal event is powerful, indeed. ~ Nadja

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  14. A happy ending to a true story, it can't get much better than that :)

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  15. what a fantastic story- and use of your vocab words! Loved it!

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  16. I love that you shared your story in this way. Clever :)

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  17. Loved the format. Like a blog post! I really like all the variety people come up with on these challenges. And it's a true story, too! That made it all the more enjoyable. :)

    Mine's #43.

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  18. I love true love stories, especially love at first sight! I met my husband by accident...he said "WOW!" I gave him the evil eye. 5 days later he asked me to marry him, a month later we were married, and in December, it will be 22 years! :D

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  19. Love this story and that it's true! Nicely done.

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  20. What a heart-warming story! I'm a sucker for happy endings, especially when they're true! Congratulations!

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  21. A true story? Awesome use of the words. Thanks for sharing! I'm #34 and a new follower:)

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  22. Okay, I had a busy morning & got behind! Lol!

    @Maeve, thank you!

    @Tara, thank you! I do too!

    @Nadja, thanks, yes true love conquers all!

    @Bridget, thanks I'll check it out!

    @Cheryl, so true!

    @Creepy Query, thanks!

    @Angie, thanks!

    @Clickerbug, thanks, I love all the variety too!

    @Lady Jai, thanks, wow you guys married even faster than we did! Congrats on being a fellow *survivor* ; )

    @Cortney, thanks, yes its true!

    @F.E., thank you, I am too, thanks again!

    @Lady Gwen, thanks, you're welcome and thanks for the follow too! ; )

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  23. I loved this piece, and how it was positive and a true story.

    Enjoy your weekend.

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  24. Hi Sherri, What I love about this is that a) it is a true story b) it is the first inspirational entry I have read and c) As soon as you mentioned Robert Powell, I knew exactly who you were referring to! Just lovely:-)

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  25. Thank you Medeia, yes it is true.

    Thank you Christy, yes I suppose I am a positive sort. You can imagine how nervous I was around him! Lol! ; )

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  26. How sweet--and even more so because it's a true story. Cngratulations!

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  27. I love that this is true! How awesome is that!

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  28. This is a most wonderful story. Good use of the words!

    The Write Soil

    Mine is #50.

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  29. Thank you J. A., that it is!

    Thanks Dawn!

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  30. Lovely story. I can relate to it since I was once in a similar circumstance.
    Thank you for following my blog and I have done the same on yours.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  31. Congrats! It is nice to see a personal story and I am so glad that everything worked out for you! I am #92

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  32. Sheri, I'm back again to let you know I have a few blog awards for you on my site whenever you want to come by for them!

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  33. Thank you Lee, hope all is well.

    Thank you Bethany.

    Thank you Lady Gwen, I'll check it out. ; )

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  34. There is always hope with a God who will not let us give up on ourselves. Such a masterful, natural-sounding use of the words, Roland

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  35. Congratulations! That is an awesome story made even better for being true.

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  36. Wow. I couldn't tell if this was fiction or non-fiction until I read your comment. Too cool! You did a great job in using those crazy words. I didn't even notice the required words since I was so wrapped up in the story. Good job!

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  37. very nice. i like how you were able tofit those crazy words into what sounds like a true life tale. Good job!

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  38. Thank you Roland, yes there is always hope. Thanks again.

    Thank you Mel, yes it is true!

    Thank you Brinda, yes those words were CRAZ-Y! Thanks again!

    Thank you Fairview, yes it was true!

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  39. Ah, what a lovely story. And true! That makes it all the more amazing. So weird how things happen sometimes. My husband and I met under weird coincidences too. Some things are just meant to be. :) Good job!

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  40. Lovely! Good husbands come from the strangest meetings. I met mine by the map of Africa in a political science class at college. ; )

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  41. This is so romantic and lovely! Well done for fitting the words in to this piece.

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  42. Thank you Christine, yes some things are destined! ; )

    Thank you Zan, yes they do!

    Thank you Rebecca! ; )

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  43. Loved your real-life fairytale and a cracking title!

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  44. Thank you MC! I wasn't sure if everyone would get it or not! Lol! ; )

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  45. Sometimes blind dates do work! How'd it work out for your friend's date?

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  46. Hey Jen, not so good, they never dated again. But both of them were our friends and helped to set ours up ~ nothing is ever wasted! ; )

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  47. Sheri, this is a heart-touching story. Beautifully written with a happy ending. I love it. I'm voting for you :-)

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  48. Awwwwwww. I love stories like this!

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  49. Oh, wonderful, I love how you did this! Sweet story, and I'm delighted that it's true. :)

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  50. Thanks D. J.

    Thanks Shannon, yes it's true! ; )

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  51. A memoir of coincidences. Good writing. Good luck.

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  52. Awesome way to personalize it! Great job!

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  53. Thank you Richard, you too!

    Thank you Elizabeth!

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  54. This is the first true story I've read during this challenge. It is so touching and honest. Great job.

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  55. I love this story. It makes me heart warm. Great entry.

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  56. Thank you Ciara, yes it is true.

    Thank you Jenny! ; )

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  57. Such a lovely story! 23 years together, that's amazing!

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  58. I liked this immediately, but when I read your comment about 23 years, I fell head-over-heels. Thanks for sharing your personal story... it's an inspiration!

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  59. great story - well done for getting those impossible words into it and still leave the reality in - liked it very much

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  60. Aww, so sweet. Now *that's* serendipity!

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  61. @Golden Eagle, thank you!

    @Daina, thanks, yes it's hard to believe.

    @Katy, thank you, def blessed.

    @Alberta, thank you, yes they were craz-y!

    @Deniz, thanks, yes! ; )

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  62. This is a great story! I love your personal spin on the campaign challenge. ^_^

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  63. I kept wanting to know how it turned out. Great job.

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  64. That was so lovely and heart-warming! :)

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  65. Love the personal touch. Great work getting those challenge words in there. And congrats on 23 years :)

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  66. @Francesca, Thanks.

    @Cindy, thanks, Happily ever after! ; )

    @Susan, thanks, all the time! ; )

    @Carrie, thank you.

    @Raelyn, thanks, yes they were challenging!

    @Cherie, thank you.

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  67. A proper fairytale ending, heart-warming.

    Well done!

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  68. I'm so glad you told us in the comments that it is a true story. As fiction it was very heartwarming, but as non-fiction it becomes a lovely piece of yourself that you shared with us. Thank you.

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  69. Wow...what a fabulous story! I love a good love story, and this is absolutely beautiful! Over two decades of goodness too!

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  70. Yes Jocelyn, It just seemed to come out! Lol! ;)

    Thank you Carla, yes as in love as ever! ; )

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  71. What a touching & sweet story, Sheri!

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  72. Very nice and heartfelt. Brought a smile to my face. Thanks for sharing it.

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  73. Thank you Candy!

    Thank you Ron & you're welcome. I love to make people smile! ; )

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  74. Hi Sheri ~ this is a lovely ending to a lovely story ... you are truly blessed !
    Thank you for being the first follower to sign up on my blog with Google Friend Connect !

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  75. Thank you Mish, yes I am. Your welcome, was honored to do it! ; )

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  76. What a wonderful feel-good story! Loved your take on it.

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  77. Wow, God really looked out for the two of you.... it was kismit.

    Lovely writing.

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  78. I love the sweet and happy ending! Great job!

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  79. Thanks Michael, yes it was.

    Thanks Ali. ; )

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  80. After all the dark entries I've read, I thank you for posting this story of hope. It really brightened up my morning, thinking about your happiness. Congratulations and God bless you and your family. ;)

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  81. Thank you Avery, I'm the half-full-cup sort of girl. God bless you also. ; )

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  82. Goosebumps-goosebumps-goosebumps and tears.....

    Great story, clever word usage, well written, and bless your heart.

    #188

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  83. Sorry it took me so long to read yours after you commented on mine. I'm still catching up from traveling. I thought this story sounded true, yet too good to be true. I'm so glad see it is true. Great job! Especially the title and movie connection.

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  84. A very touching story, glad it had a happy ending. :)

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  85. Thank you Wild Magnolia!

    Thank you Sher, yes it is true. Hey, I'm just glad you stopped by!

    Thank you Capillary! ; )

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  86. A heart-warming story movingly told. I am so pleased for the heroine and for the good that came to her.

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  87. What a wonderful true story! God truly blesses us in amazing ways! Thank you for sharing.

    #189

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  88. Thank you Paula, yes I am blessed.

    Thank you Karen, yes He truly does. ; )

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