On January 15, 1988 Adam Taylor Watkins was born! What a great addition to this world!Twenty-one years later...he is now my husband.....I can't thank God enough for placing such a wonderful man in my life!
I will never forget how we "got together". I was in the 10th grade and he was in the 9th. Coach Thompson (a former coach @ Ider) encouraged me one day that I should go out with "Watkins"! He said, " He's smart.....good at football.....taller than you (lol).....and I think he likes you! I kept thinking of reasons why I shouldn't go out with him. I came up with many.... he's in the 9th grade, he's in the 9th grade, & he's in the 9th grade! Thats all I could come up with! However, time went on and we never advanced past a small conversation in the hall daily! lol
In February, the church had a lock-in for the youth. Adam was there and he followed me around EVERYWHERE!! I acted like it got on my nerves...but deep down I loved it! A few weeks later we had a school Valentines Day dance. I went with another guy and Adam went with another girl. By the end of the dance we were dancing together! We danced to "Hero" by Enrique Iglesies. Adam sang to me too! ( he is no singer....but I thought it was so sweet). He wore a black sweater with khakis and had a silver cross necklace on. I came home telling my mom how buff he was! I was so excited.
On March 10 we started "talking" and on March 24 we started "going out"! So cheesy I know! But this is how it happened! :) I was head over heels! lol. This "go around" we dated until July...and Adam broke my heart! I thought my world was over....but God knew what was going on. I remember thinking... "Im young... this is not who I was supposed to be with...everything will be ok." Even though I kept thinking that..... I still felt like I really loved him.
On May 3 of my junior year Adam asked me out again....in the most romantic place ever! We were working out in the weight room at school. Some of the football players were in there when us basketball girls were. From across the room he asked me out. " Will you go out with me AGAIN!" You know being the cool girl I was, I tried acting like it was no big deal. I told him no at first....just to make him beg! lol. And that was history........
Today here we are married..... Little did we know that day in the weight room what our lives would be like. I never knew we would marry... we had no idea we would lose my cousin Taylor, his mom Tammy, or Eric. We never knew his dad would end up the way he did. Although all of this happened it brought us closer together.....it made us who we are today. I remember praying that God would show me or let me know that me and Adam should be together. A few months later his mom was killed. That very day... I knew! I had never hurt for someone the way I did for him during that time. At the funeral home, one of Tammy's aunts shared something with me that was so comforting. She said that the Christmas before Tammy got killed she told her this......"Christina will have my grandbabies....I could never pick anyone better for Adam." When Aunt Judy told me that of course I cried my eyes out! I took that as God's sign to me that we were to be together.
So this long long story is for Adam, my husband! I can't imagine being with anyone else. He is the greatest thing ever. He is so loving and caring to me. I know he will be a great dad one day! If you know Adam you know how awesome he has done in raising his brothers.
Tonight Bro. Luke preached on asking God "Why?" when we are in despair, sad, lonely, etc..... The same thought kept coming to my mind. I will never know why Adam has had to endure all that he has. Why his mom? Why a hard working mom that loved her kids more than anything on Earth. Why does he have to have a sorry dad....WHY WHY WHY?? Like Bro. Luke said...some things we ask God we will never know until we are in heaven and meet him face to face!
Please help me cry out to God and lift Adam up to him...especially on his birthday tomorrow! He still struggles daily with being depressed about the whole situation. Valentines Day is approaching and that will be 3 years since his mom has been gone. Please keep us in your prayers daily.
Thanks so much for reading this novel! I just needed to get that out I guess.... I want everyone to know how much I love Adam and how thankful I am for him.
Happy Birthday Adam Taylor!!
I know his mom would be so proud of the man he is today. She loved him so much