My hubby and I go back. Way back. Like all the way to twelve years old and in elementary school back. I’ll wait for the collective “Awwwww.” So cute. So young!
I’m sure we really didn’t even really know what “dating” was in 6th grade, but we sure liked to sit together during assemblies and hold hands on the bus! I think we were most excited to be “going out” with someone! We continued talking on the phone throughout the first half of the summer before heading into junior high, but our budding young love seemed to fade into the background of all the new friends and classes. We remained friends over the next few years, until 9th grade, where the spark was once again ignited! Our status upgraded to boyfriend/girlfriend. Again, as summer neared an end, and all the anxieties of entering “high school” were upon us, we drifted apart as a couple. Over the next couple of years, we would randomly find ourselves in the same classes, making each other laugh and putting in our two cents about our latest love life. Little did we know that we were setting ourselves up for the best “what I want/need” advice for our future selves. We started “officially” dating our senior year of high school. It all started when he asked me if I wanted to come over so he could help me with Calculus. I said I would go if he could promise to turn the abc’s into xyz’s and help me ace my next test! We made a deal and that’s pretty much how it started.
I went to his baseball games…he watched my track meets…we cheered on our school football and basketball teams. We even went to prom our senior year.
Just a cat, an apartment, our first house, a condo, 3 states and 2 countries, seven anniversaries, TWENTY YEARS, and many experiences and friends later…we’re still here! And, seriously, every year gets better and better!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Remember that your BEST years are still ahead of you and I’ll be there for you ALWAYS. Cheers to many new adventures at the young age of 32!!
PS – How can you not smile with this grin?