How old were you when you met your husband and what attracted you to him?
I had just finished celebrating my 26th birthday when I met my husband. He was 27. I had just about given up the idea that there were decent guys in the world and had resigned myself to the fact that I would probably never marry.
Initially, his height and green eyes attracted my attention…you see,I’ve always had a thing for tall guys. We both attended a Sunday School class for young adults so I knew he was grounded in his faith. He worked for Arthur Anderson and was dedicated to his career. He had his own house, drove a sportscar and owned a sailboat. And, he believed one should live debt-free, so I knew he just wasn’t buying ‘toys’ as so many men do.
All the reasons I was attracted to him sound materialistic to me twenty-four years later. I think, in the grand scheme of things, I recognized traits in my husband that showed he would be a good provider and take care of me. And this he has done very well. The sports car and sailboat were sold within weeks of learning I was pregnant with our first child. Selling them was his idea and was probably symbolic of moving into a new phase of our lives. We have lived our life debt-free so we own our home and our cars and whatever else we have.
So what about YOU? How old were YOU when you met YOUR husband and what first attracted you to him?