Juanita was in high school when she first saw her husband. She didn’t meet him that day, but she’s never forgotten it either.
He was a senior, and she was a freshman. Their school was having a pep rally. She was sitting in the bleachers when the seniors marched in. The person sitting next to her stood up and yelled “hey Whitey!” Jim threw up his hand in acknowledgement. To this day, Juanita has never forgotten that moment. She can still hear the band playing and the smile on his face.
Life went on. He graduated and went into the Navy, and Juanita finished high school. She began working in a law office as a secretary. One day, she and her coworkers went to a local diner for lunch, and there in his Navy dress whites sat Jim. One of her coworkers knew him. So naturally, she took them all over to say hello.
They sat down and had a great lunch. As they were eating lunch and talking Juanita remembered a dream she had a year prior. In her dream, a man dressed in white stood before her and a voice was saying, “This is the man you will marry.” They enjoyed a conversation and meal and parted ways. Unbeknownst to Juanita, her friend had given Jim her number. He called later that night.
They went out that night to the movies and had a wonderful time. He had to return to his Navy ship and base in Florida the following day. He wrote a letter to Juanita while he was out to sea. Time passed and when his time in the Navy was up, he returned home and called. Juanita was elated to hear from him.
That Christmas, they were engaged. The man in white would become her husband.