love | nine year anniversary
nine years ago today my husband and i had our first real date. we'd had pseudo dates before that - plus a lot of back and forth where he liked me but i was taken, i liked him but he was seeing someone...etc etc for almost two years. so when we made plans for him to come visit me at university on march 18, 2005 it was kind of a last chance scenario. a friend had told me that he had asked about me while i was away at school. i think i sort of knew deep down that if i called him and we weren't able to make a date - that would be it forever. we would have to give up.
we finally agreed that he would make the forty-five minute drive to see me after work on march 18. i was so nervous and giddy and borrowed a green sweater from a girl in my dorm (i never wear green but maybe i was still feeling buzzed from st. patrick's day). i think we watched a movie - we might even have kissed. it's all a bit of a blur now. i remember when i went home that weekend i told my mother that i thought he was it.
and he was. nine years later we are still head over heels in love. we have lived together, moved together, taken our marriage vows and are now expecting our first child - this week!
i love you jon, forever and a day.