My Better Half

November 7:  I am thankful for…

My husband.

We came really close to never meeting, you know.  Praise God my first impression of him didn’t “scare me off”.   Kevin contacted me via email through an online matchmaking website.  His screen name was GRMCLEAN.  You can imagine what I thought when I received an email from this “germ clean” guy.  “What kind of man would announce his germ-phobia that way?”, I thought.  I held my finger poised above the delete button, but decided to see what he had to say in his email before I sent it to the trash bin.  He sounded pretty harmless, actually, and genuine.  Hmmm.  Not at all what I expected from someone who boldly announced their paranoia through an online moniker choice.  After a couple of weeks emailing back and forth, I finally felt brave enough to ask him about his screen name.  Only brave enough, though, to ask from behind my own screen name, Felicity.  Stop laughing!  I put a lot of effort and time into my name selection.  Felicity actually means happiness, and I wanted to display that quality of myself in my moniker selection.  You see now why I wondered why Mr. I Don’t Like Germs would choose to label himself the way he did.  Our conversation went something like this:

Felicity: Hey, I was wondering something.

GRMCLEAN:  Ok.  What?

Felicity:  Why exactly do you call yourself Germ Clean?

GRMCLEAN:  What?

Felicity:  Your screen name.  Do you have a problem with germs?

—–long pause——–
—–so much so that I worried he’d signed off———-

GRMCLEAN:  No, NO!  That’s not what my screen name means!  See, I got this puppy recently.  And the screen name comes from her name.

Felicity:  Ok, now THAT is even weirder, I think.  Why would you name your DOG germ clean?

GRMCLEAN:  Haha!  No!  GR = Golden Retriever.  That’s the kind of dog she is.  And McLean is her last name according to her AKC papers.

We both just laughed and laughed about that.  For the first two weeks of our “getting to know you through emails” time, I did so with some serious reservations over that silly screen name.  And to think, I almost deleted his first email!  After that revelation, I felt comfortable enough to tell him my name wasn’t really Felicity.

We’ve been married for over eleven years now, and I cannot imagine NOT being with him.  I couldn’t ask for a more doting husband or dedicated father to our boys.  He loves and inspires me, challenges and encourages me.  I’m truly blessed.

Heavenly Father, thank you for uniting me with the man whom, I know without a shadow of a doubt, you personally chose just for me.  Father, may we honor you with our lives and bring glory to Your sweet name in all that we do.  Amen. 

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Pattie on November 8, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Happy … I love you both so very much!!!!

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  2. Posted by Cindy Russo on November 8, 2012 at 6:21 am

    I remember the night you guys met. So glad you found each other. What a perfect match!

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  3. So good to hear a bit more of your story. I totally agree you two are the “Best” for each other. Thanks so Much for sharing with our MBC folks last evening and for kevin and lane coming too. God is good today to let me find a loose chord and not have to spend time getting help today! Hope and pray your day has many God Surprises earmarked “JUST FOR YOU”. love you and Thanks again for your help and friendship, Jane

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