When I Least Expected

In November, 2011, I lay on my dorm bunk with the setting sun glowing around me, and I swore off relationships. I was two years into college and boys had brought me nothing but bitterness and distrust. They were too immature. They weren’t ready for me, so I would wait. It was better this way anyway. I would graduate college, get a job at the right location for me, and meet the guy there, once I was already established. It would be perfect.

Then God laughed.

Me in my dancing shoes.

Me in my dancing shoes.

In December that year I went salsa dancing with my girlfriends. The room was hot, the music was loud, and the boys were cute… Really cute. It’s easy to tell the good leads from the bad–their movements are smooth, their hands guide softly, and their eyes are up. And after my weekly swing dancing class, I knew how to follow a lead.

I noticed a boy a few seats down–puffy black hair and stylish clothes. He asked my friend to dance. Whatever. I wasn’t afraid of asking boys to dance, so I picked out some of the best dancers and asked them for a go.

Then later when I sank to a chair at the edge of the room, trying to cool down, the boy came back. We took our spot on the dance floor and swayed. He said, “My name is—-.” The music was so loud, I had no bloody clue what he said. He repeated his name three times before I finally gave up. I was too embarrassed to ask again. I left that night not knowing his name (and my friends and I had a great time making up names for him).

We danced until my head spun, literally. These were eight minute songs and we danced three of them, nonstop spinning and twirling. And he was good. Really good.

Just when I was about to bow out because I thought I might pass out, he stopped. He asked for my number, wanting to know if I would go to coffee with him. Now I had just sworn off relationships, but that didn’t mean I had to swear off dating, right?

Seventeen months and eight days later, we danced salsa again at our wedding reception.

The big finale to our first dance as a married couple.

The big finale to our first dance as a married couple.

I used to hate it when people would say “It happens when you least expect it,” but, well, love found me when I least expected. I wasn’t looking, and that’s when God stepped in. The thousand things that he had to arrange for us to both be in that place on that night blows my husband and I away when we take the time to think about it.

Now it’s your turn. What is your favorite meet cute (the way you meetย someone special)? It can be personal or fictional–they’ve got some really good ones in my favorite chick flicks. Do you have a saying that you love or hate to hear, like “There are many fish in the sea”? Have any questions for me about my whirlwind romance? Please share! If you do, please check out the Rafflecopter below to be entered in the drawing for a $25 Starbucks gift card at the end of this month!

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By | 2015-09-08T09:38:25+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Relationships|14 Comments

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  1. Rachel G August 26, 2015 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Such a cute meeting/love story. Definitely gave me a big grin this morning. At the beginning of 2010, I had never had a boyfriend (and never even wanted one, I was only 18, after all!) and was making plans to go spent the fall semester in China. Instead, I was married by the end of 2010…and my husband and I spent all of last year living and working in China together. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Therese Kay August 24, 2015 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    What a lovely story! Funny how God works…..

  3. Ashley M August 13, 2015 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    This is so beautiful… I love this so much! Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Rachel - ร€ LA MODEST August 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    How wonderful! One of our dear friends met while dancing too! They were both in dancing class together, actually. The guy enrolled because he had his eye on another woman though, but the woman didn’t return his love. He met his now wife in that class who did reciprocate affection ๐Ÿ™‚ God definitely had other plans for him! They are perfect for each other and now have three red heads for kids—how rare! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • megdgonzalez August 11, 2015 at 4:04 pm - Reply

      What a wonderful story! Dancing is so much fun. It’s amazing how God can work our silly little plans into His big picture.

  5. Jane August 11, 2015 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    I love this! It’s so true, the clichรฉ! God is always at work in our lives even when we’re not aware of it. I love your love story. <3

    • megdgonzalez August 11, 2015 at 3:59 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jane! It is truly amazing all the behind the scenes work He does to get things to line up just right.

  6. Abayomi Aikulola August 7, 2015 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Oh well, maybe it’ll be enough to ask you to join me in prayers that the ministerial breakthrough I need will no longer linger…so so much…wouldn’t want to quit…

  7. Anonymous August 7, 2015 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    This is so beautiful… I wish you and your partner all of God’s best! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Abayomi Aikulola August 7, 2015 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    WoW! I love this beautiful story. I really pray this love lasts forever! Cheers Megan.

    • megdgonzalez August 7, 2015 at 3:40 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your prayers. We’ll never turn them away. Anything I can pray about for you?

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