Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Love Story of Tim & Regina

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths."
Proverbs 3:5,6
(KJV)

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"The Love Story of Tim & Regina"

"The first time I saw Tim was at our mid-week week church service in Templeton, CA.  I was new to the church and didn't know many people. He had arrived a little late, and I noticed he was wearing his Reborn Riders colors. The Reborn Riders was a Christian motorcycle club that was one of the church's ministries.

I remember telling my friend DeAnn, with whom I was staying, that I thought he was really cute and he seemed really nice. DeAnn had known who he was because her daughter and son-in-law were part of Reborn Riders, too, and she told me he was a really sweet guy.

I didn't think too much about him for a couple of weeks until the church was having a baptism at a friend's house because the church didn't have a baptismal. I really needed a ride so DeAnn said she would find a way for me to get there.  

DeAnn's daughter called me the morning of the baptism and said that she found me a ride and to not wear shorts or flip flops. (This was before I became a conservative Christian.) I found it odd because it was going to be 95° that day, but I figured that was a church rule.

Well, my ride showed up on a motorcycle. It was Tim! I was so surprised because apparently he was asked to give me a ride, but he was concerned I wouldn't like being on his motorcycle. Oh, I forgot to mention that I had gotten into a conversation with one of the wives who was in Reborn Riders, and I had said motorcycles were fun.

Anyway, I guess you could say, our first "date" was to a baptism! After that, we went to Bible studies together and church-related events. We realized that we were really getting serious. We entered a courtship on July 21st 1992. We got engaged  on August 23rd, but even though we had gotten engaged, Tim wanted my mom's blessing because my dad had passed away in 1984. 

Tim borrowed his parent's van to drive to Riverside because his only mode of transportation was his motorcycle. My mom was overjoyed and gave her blessing.  We were married on February 13th, 1993.


We have had our ups and downs, and there are things about being a godly wife that I know now that I wish I knew back then. 

I'm so grateful God put us together and for the three daughters He has blessed us with."



Bio: Regina makes her home in Arizona with her husband, Tim, and is mom to three adult daughters and "grandma" to one cat and two guinea pigs. Her interests include crocheting, Bible study, coloring in adult coloring books, dabbling at sewing, drinking afternoon tea in a pretty teacup, and reading books. She is especially fond of Anabaptist church history and biographies. Regina also loves spoiling little people in the church nursery where she volunteers once a month. She attempts to keep up with her blog at  Plain Keeper at Home.

Tim and Regina, we are SO grateful you shared your beautiful love story with us!  It was such a blessing to read and to hear how God brought you together and has led you all these years.  I am always so blessed by your blog, Regina, and so thankful for the Godly example you set for all of us.  May the Lord bless both of you with many more healthy, happy years together serving Jesus side-by-side!

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  1. Thank you Cheryl for posting mine and Tim's love story. It's hard to believe we will be celebrating our 27th anniversary on Thursday! Thank you again!

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    1. Oh, you are so welcome, Regina! Thank you for sending it in and sharing it with all of us! God bless you with a wonderful 27th anniversary tomorrow and many, many more happy years together!

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  2. Enjoyed this love story. And Happy Anniversary on Thursday Regina to you both. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Many hugs and blessings to you, too, sweet Cindy!

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  3. Regina and Tim, I so admire your love that crossed all lines of racial backlash and prejudice. God does not see color, he only sees Himself in each and every one of us. May He continue to bless you in your marriage! Thank you, Cheryl, for posting this precious story!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet visit and kind words, Martha!

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  4. Happy Anniversary Regina and Tim! I loved reading your story of God’s goodness and faithfulness in your marriage. Wishing you many more years of health and happiness! Thank you for sharing Cheryl!

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    1. Thank you so much, Pam! God bless you, my friend!

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  5. What a beautiful story of love Regina and Tim! I was blessed to read how the Lord has blessed you through your obedience to Him. May the Lord continue to bless you with many more years together! Much love to you!

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    1. I was so blessed by Tim and Regina's story, too! So grateful for your sweet visit and kind words, dear Marilyn!

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