Sunday, May 04, 2008

Amazing...

About a month after John and I were married, we loaded everything we collectively owned (which wasn't much) into a U-Haul and took off for Fort Worth, Texas. John was enrolled in seminary there, and we moved into a cute, green duplex in an area of student housing called Carroll Park.

We lived there for four years, and we both have great memories of our time in that little place. We had wonderful neighbors and friends, and shared many late night cards games and potlucks and craft nights and barbques with them. John and I laugh when we remember some of our quirkier neighbors, including one girl who used to yell at her car when it wouldn't start in the mornings (while her husband slept through it all!), and our next-door neighbor who was a medical doctor studying to be a missionary. His name was literally Dr. Pepper, and his wife was hilarious.

So flash forward almost 18 years to this afternoon.

After church this morning, we had a big picnic out on the lawn. John and I sat down by a couple who is new to our church. They recently moved here from Texas, having graduated from the same seminary that John did. We started reminiscing about Fort Worth and seminary and student housing, and it turns out they lived in Carroll Park too. I told them we lived on Merida Ave. They did too. I asked them which duplex. And I had to ask again because I wanted to be sure I heard her correctly when she said they had lived in the SAME UNIT WE DID. 4064 Merida Avenue. How crazy is that???

I love how God brings people together, don't you? It's simply amazing!

9 comments:

Gretchen said...

No doubt about it...there are no coinkidinks.

How are you coming with Mission of MOtherhood? xxxooogretchen

Becoming Me said...

How wonderfully cool! And I cannot believe you've been married for 18 years!

His Girl said...

that's KA-RAZY. can't wait to see what God's up to with this little plan!

*carrie* said...

I just love stories like that. Here's another fun one I read last week:
http://jill-inc.blogspot.com/2008/04/what-goes-around-comes-around.html

Angie said...

That is so cool!

We lived in 4037 Merida for 4 years.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

I love it.

A few years ago, we got to know a new couple that had just moved to our small town from Phoenix. We were excited because a. they came from "the outside," like us and b. we had also lived in Phoenix.

Turns out, they had gone to the same church we did (only in different decades), and they even lived down the street from our old house.

Small world.

Marc and Charity said...

Very cool. My hubs lived in Carroll Park, on Merida too while we were engaged, he can't remeber the address though- and it's a shame I cant'...we wrote letters every day because you know how it is to be young and in love and apart! :) I was still at OBU. We have the drive from Fort Worth to Arkadelphia memorized! ;)

Deidre said...

Okay - that's crazy! Such a small world.

Meredith said...

We also lived in Carrol Park. I'll have to ask my mom if she remembers our address there. I was in elementary school then. :) Small World!