***My fellow internet peeps, I give you the newest writer to cindybeall.com. The love of my life, Chris Beall…
I am an activator.
When I get an idea or get the slightest bit excited about doing something….it’s too late to stop me.
It was about 17 years ago. I had been a follower of Christ for just about a year and had just met the woman I would marry. I’ll tell the whole story another time but the morning after our first date, I drove to Austin, Texas, and put a down payment on a wedding ring for Cindy (I really am an activator).
The story gets better. A week after our first date, Cindy went to San Diego to visit her sister-in-law and newborn niece, and I was left missing her. What to do…what to do. I know! Why don’t I call her mom? I picked up the phone two days before Cindy would be flying back in and called Nancy, Cindy’s mom.
“Hi, Mrs. Moehring. My name is Chris Beall. I am a friend of your daughters,” I said nervously.
“I know who you are,” she replied.
“I really like your daughter and thought it might be cool if we hung out together this weekend. I could take you out to dinner and we could get to know each other before she gets home,” came my reply.
“Well, um, I guess that would be okay,” Nancy said.
That day I had my friend drive me from San Marcos to Georgetown, which was about an hour away. I knocked on the door and Nancy opened it. In one hand I had my guitar so that I could play her some of the really bad songs I had been learning. In the other hand, I had a basket full of my dirty laundry.
Suffice it to say, Nancy and I had a great weekend getting to know each other. She enjoyed my bad songs, took me out to dinner and even washed my laundry, including my underwear, for me. After all of this, she still let me marry her daughter. Thanks Nancy!
Since we will be spending some time together on this blog I thought I’d give you a snapshot into who I am and how I’m wired.
My name is Chris Beall, and I am an activator.
Who are you?