Tuesday's Question...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Why is my blog is called
Walking on Sunshine?

I'm sure most of you have heard of the song, 
"Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves.

But I thought I'd share with you exactly why I chose 
Walking on Sunshine 
as the title for my blog over 3 years ago.

The Colonel and I first met when I was 13 and he was 14 through our churches.  
Once a month our youth groups would get together
at a roller skating rink in Long Island, NY.

He was the GORGEOUS boy with the most gorgeous blond hair
and I was the dorky, awkward girl with braces
and this unruly curly hair that I didn't know how to properly style.

He was the boy who all the girls wanted to skate with.
I was the girl who was NEVER asked to skate for the 
"Couples Only" skate song.

But we were friends
and he was always nice to me.

We saw each other all the time at different youth activities 
and camp throughout the years.

Fast forward to Youth Convention.
I hadn't seen the Colonel in 2 years.

I walk into a hotel room with a bunch of other kids
and there was this guy sitting there, telling jokes,
and I decided to ruin the punch line of one of his jokes.

He looks at me and says,
"Aren't you going to say hello?"
I say back to him, "Well, I would but I don't know you."

And he says, "How could you forget me?  I'm Phil."
And I say, "Phil?  What happened to all your hair?"
And so the dating begins.
Seriously, the next day he takes me for pizza.

It seems he cut his hair because he was now a part of
the Army ROTC program at Queens College.

That summer he went to Advanced Camp and Airborne Training
in North Carolina.
Before he left he gave me the tape, 
yes I said tape,
of Katrina and the Waves, "Walking on Sunshine."

There's a line in that song that goes as follows...

"Now every time I run to the mail box
I gotta hold myself down.
'Cause I just can't wait till the day you write me
you're coming around."

And that summer I did anxiously wait for a letter from 
my Colonel. 
And there were many letters,
followed by a year or so of dating
and then an engagement
and finally a WEDDING.

And every time I hear the song,
"Walking on Sunshine"
I think of meeting my Colonel again
at the Youth Convention
in Syracuse, NY.


  1. Awwww! I love your love story! You are such a match! Thanks for sharing some sunshine!

  2. Wonderful story, great ending!

  3. Aww...that's so sweet! Thanks for sharing your love story!!

  4. What a great love story and I do remember that song - now when I hear it I will think of you. sandie

  5. Wonderful story and I remember that song. You two are a beautiful couple, then and now!

  6. Beautiful lovestory. You two seam ment to be..
    (sorry for my bad english)

  7. love the song and love the story. if you mean Queens College in Charlotte, NC, my MIL was graduated from Queens in 1934 and we took her to her 75th reunion a few years ago. There were 3 other women from her class and one woman from the 1933 class; amazing!

  8. I so love your story on how and why you named your Blog.. What a great love story you have to share!
    BTW thanx for all the sweet comments you always leave on my posts!
    XX Dawn

  9. Awww.. the sweetest story ever! What a beautiful couple - both now and then :) -Tammy p.s. I still really like that song!

  10. What a great story! I loved seeing the pictures, too. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Oh I LOVED this! What a neat love story...You make just as cute of a couple now, as you did then too. Perfect name for your blog! Have a wonderful day...HUGS

  12. I remember it all.....every time I hear that song i remember you singing it and waiting to hear from him......mushy memories...ha!

    Your SISTER!

  13. That is so sweet! I loved reading your love story!

  14. Aw, such a sweet story! And you look beautiful and he looks so very handsome!!!!

  15. Awww, such a sweet story! You look beautiful,and he looks so very handsome!!!

  16. I loved walking down memory lane with you!! You two are adorable in your pics. You make a great couple and I know the Lord brought you together for his glory!

  17. I just LOVE that story...and the pictures of you guys are too cute!

  18. Sweet! I love your HIS-story! You and your Captain and the evolution of your life and hairstyles together! Thanks for the smile and share. ;)

  19. Such a sweet, sweet story!
    You make a beautiful couple!
    (Then AND now!)
    Now I'll be singing that song all day.... *grin*

  20. Thanks for sharing your love story...and the meaning of your blog title!

    You make such a lovely couple!

    Have a glorious day!!!!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  21. I love it!!! What a hottie he is in those pics!

    I'll think about you and the Colonel every time I hear that song now!

  22. What a super great story!! And that is one of my favorite songs, it's on my playlist for working out. lol

    Yes, I am in upstate NY. I have lived here my whole life. I am 30 minutes from Syracuse. :) And, I don't know if you saw it on my blog the other day, but another reader directed a comment to you.

    Enjoy your day!

  23. How sweet! You two look so cute together....then and now! :)


  24. What a special and romantic story! You are beautiful in your pictures! I am so happy that the two of you found each other and true love. Wonderful, wonderful story!

  25. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Praise GOD for bringing you two together!
    I met my sweet husband in high school and rejoice in GOD's plan so many years ago.
    Thank you for sharing such a great blessing. ((HUGS))

  26. Beautiful story! I LOVE love stories :)

  27. Oh my, I SO loved this! So sweet, and I love the pics of you, then and now!

    Thanks for making me smile, and I agree with someone else who said that from now on, whenever they hear Walking On Sunshine, they'll think of you. So will I. :)

  28. Just saw this post! I loved it and the pictures are priceless! Love you guys, you are an inspiration! :)

  29. /what a lovely story, and knowing its true makes it more special, thank you for sharing Walking on Sunshine***

  30. So sweet! We have a long dating chapter of our love story too-- went to high school together, dated all through, and now just had our 32nd anniversary.

  31. You know, I wondered why, and I wonder no more! Brilliant story, Lois! :)

  32. That's a great story. You seem like an amazing couple that are meant to be together!

  33. I guess it goes to show you that you really don't know someone unless you ask. I didn't ask but I read. a touchng story Marie.

  34. I love your story and I truly love your blog name Walking on Sunshine!

    Diane Roark

  35. That's a beautiful story Lois! Awesome way to fall in love. You have a beautiful family:) Thanks for sharing your story, and so much more !