QUOTE OF THE MONTH
"Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and
realize that what you've found is more suited to your needs
than what you thought you were looking for." -- Lawrence Block
Scott and Melissa were in the right place at the right time. For
Scott, it started on a Friday night in 1985. He and two friends
went to see TOP GUN at a theater in Evansville, Indiana. Twenty-
year-old Scott had dropped out of college after two years. He
was working at Napa Auto Parts, wondering what to do with his
life. TOP GUN gave him the answer. The next morning he went to
the Air Force recruiter and enlisted. He had visions of soaring
into the wild blue yonder.
When Melissa graduated from high school, she knew what she
wanted to do. On a Saturday morning in 1985, she went to enlist
in the Air Force. In the waiting room, she met a handsome young
man with Rick Springfield hair. There was an instant attraction.
She wondered what he'd look like after he traded in this great
hairdo for white walls.
They passed the time in the waiting room getting to know each
other. It was one time they both wished the recruiter had kept
them waiting longer. When Scott asked for her phone number, she
hoped he would call. He did, again and again.
Since they had enrolled through the Delayed Entry Program, they
had six months to get to know each other before basic training.
Six months to fall in love.
Separated by basic training, they were reunited in tech school,
only to be assigned to duty stations 600 miles apart. After a
nearly 3-year, mostly long distance courtship, they married on
May 14, 1988. Six months later, they finally got to live
together as husband and wife when Scott was stationed at the Air
Force Academy with Melissa. This month, they celebrate their
Scott went looking for adventure. He found love, the greatest
adventure of all.
Think of a time you were certain what you wanted, then
discovered something else. Which was more suited to your needs?
SAFARI RV RALLY
Amana, Iowa, July 1 - 4
LOTUS WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE
Minnetonka, Minnesota, October 17 - 19
ART OF THE SPARK WORKSHOPS
Here's what people had to say about some recent workshops:
"I must say I was deeply touched by the things that happened
that afternoon. My husband Stan, who has always been a great
husband but never particularly demonstrative, totally blew my
socks off. . . He's been so warm and considerate since that
afternoon--I'm just elated! So thank you from the bottom of my
heart--you are amazing!!" -- Linda L.
"We had 25 couples participate in the workshop, who ranged in
ages from 27 to 78. What a wealth of wisdom was shared during
our time together! The environment was light-hearted, even as
we spoke of the serious topic of love and honoring our spouses.
Mary's leadership created a non-threatening atmosphere that made
the event enjoyable even to the wife or husband who may have
agreed to attend the romance workshop with very little
enthusiasm." - Rev. Ann M.
"This workshop raised my energy vibration by about 100%. I
think this may save my relationship which was almost lost."
- Val E.
Would you like to host a workshop for your church, workplace or
social group? It's an affordable and exciting way for couples
to invest in their future. A 3-hour workshop is $10 per person.
THE ART OF THE SPARK is the core reference of the workshop;
therefore, each couple must have or purchase the book. When more
than ten people attend, 20% of the proceeds are paid to the
hosting organization or person. Workshops in Colorado can be
scheduled anytime, and workshops in various parts of the US can
be scheduled this summer.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
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Wishing you a life of romantic adventure,
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