Monday, June 14, 2010

Young love....

So, as I am in full blown "missing Josh mode" at this point, I found something that brightened my day. It is the first email he ever sent me. Yes, this email was sent to me after he had literally chased me down the halls of Liberty University and asked for my number (and I turned him down of any lady would). You'll have to ask Josh about the entire story. He thought I had given him a fake email address after I had refused him of my phone number. So, this was sent the night he met me in hopes that he would get my number eventually.

Dear Annie,

Well what do you say to some one that you met for 5 minutes, awww maybe a little about myself. As you already know I am from Fresno. My whole family lives in the surrounding area of Fresno except for my cousin in Holland and myself. Currently I am really enjoying it out here. The students here are the reason I like it so much, and I can see myself staying here for four years, but its all in Gods hands. Umm shall I ramble some more. I took a year off from school last year, because I felt that God wanted me to stay in Cali. so there I helped as a youth pastor at one church and then later in the year I took a youth pastorate at another church. And lots of other interesting fact that I would enjoy sharing.

I must say that I feel bad for waiting so long to talk to you. One thing you must understand is that involving an interest in a women I am scared to death to talk to them. So I can think of a few times when I said to my self that I was going to talk to you but just kept on walking.

I really respect how up front you were about the relationship that you were in and how it might still be touchy. I will say that I definitely have an attraction to you, but first and foremost I would love to get to know you by talking with you, but most of I just want what is in the best interest for all. So I want to be up front by saying that i am attracted to you and would like to get to know you.

So i kept my promise, I emailed (kinda feels like I am on a date with my computer, but koole ) so hope to hear from you soon.

Josh Earls

So, all I have to say is thank goodness that boy was persistent. I had made up my mind that I wasn't going to date for a while (per I was still trying desperately to get over my boyfriend at the time). I had told myself I didn't want to give out my number - no matter who asked so I could get my mind focused. Then there was "Josh Earls". He was so cute I literally had to at least give him my email address. I had seen him in the halls before and almost ran into the wall looking at him. Next time I'll post my response;)

Young love.


  1. Awwww... I love this story! I remember this time so vividly....I also remember that time we were spying on him in the bushes!! ;) Love you both!

  2. Annie,
    This made me tear up. Thank you for sharing. What a beautiful reminder to us all of the beginnings of our romances.

  3. It makes me excited for when this type of thing happens to me-obviously, if the Lord wills it. :)

    Great job Josh!

  4. Love it! I don't know if I've heard your story before. Brett and started off in an incredibly similar to remember those days!

  5. Awww, I love this. I remember you telling me bits and pieces of your story when we worked together - such a special story to tell :)

  6. yeah, i totally remember this :)