Our story

Marcia decided that we are going to start keeping a family journal.  I think this is a great idea, except she keeps insisting that we can’t actually start it until I write my version of how we met and fell in love and got married. Every time I sit down to start writing that story (and while she won’t believe me, I have started many times), I realize that there needs to be even more back story, and I give up and scrap what I’ve written.

So tonight, I decided to take a different approach and instead of writing a novel, I started writing it in the style of a children’s book. Marcia rejected it for inclusion in the family journal, so here it is:

How we Met

One day in church there was a pretty girl named Marcia.  We skipped a church dance together and walked around outside.  I liked her.  We went back to her apartment and…

played cards.

Then I went on a mission.

Then she went on a mission.

Then I got back.

Then she got back.

Then we dated for like 5 years.

Then she moved away.

And I missed her.

So I asked her to marry me.

She said yes.

And we got married.

And I liked it.


I wouldn’t look for it in the Scholastic book catalog any time soon.

6 thoughts on “Our story”

  1. Jacob, you brought tears to my eyes. That is the best OUR STORY I’ve read lately. I’m glad you fell in love and got married. I would include it in the family journal, but don’t tell Marcia because I don’t want her to think I would take sides!

  2. Definitely creative Jacob, and I think it should be included, but I also agree with Marcia, you need to do a regular full telling.

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