Andiís side of the story:
donít want to weave a romantic tale here, but the first time Al saw me, i was
on stage, singing . . . and he didnít think much of it at the time, frankly. It
was the fall of 1985, Al was a freshman in college, and i was a sophomore.
(Yeah, do the math Ė weíre that old.) We were both involved in the same
Christian fellowship group on campus, and became fast friends, but we werenít
attracted to one another. I think i wasnít Alís type, and, you know, Al was
lots of fun, but not dating material.
about two years of friendship, love started peeking around the doorway, hinting
that sheíd been tapping her foot in the next room for a while. Al and i were
married in 1989, two weeks after he finished school. The campus minister of our
fellowship group, Dave Russell, did our pre-marital counseling and performed
the ceremony at our campus chapel. It was the happiest day of my life Ė the day
i married my best friend.
Alís side of the story:
true. Andi was singing the first time i laid eyes on her, and neither of us was
attracted to the other, and we did become great friends. As a matter of fact,
my girlfriend attended the college in the next town, and Andi, my friend with
the car, used to drop me off so i could spend some time with her.
didnít think Andi was ďmy typeĒ, but there actually was this moment when we
were on our way back from a racquetball class (part of our rigorous academic
schedule) and i looked over and thought, ďi should date Andi.Ē It took a while
to wear down her defenses, but she eventually relented.
Andiís pre-Al days
Back to main
They meet (just like
andi and i days