8 Years ago tonight, I had my first date with my husband. :) I had no idea that he would turn out to be "the one" - but it was a great date.
I remember pulling into the parking lot - and seeing this tall man wearing a red plaid shirt, pacing in front of the door of the Uno's Restaurant. I checked myself out in my rear-view mirror, making sure I looked ok and didn't have anything sticking in my teeth. He presented me with a mug - a cute mug that a child would color a piece of paper and put around the mug to decorate it. It was intended as something I could do with one of my special needs students. How sweet!
He was soft spoken, but a gentleman. He held open the door for me and pulled my chair out. The conversation seemed to flow easily. We continued to the movies after dinner and we watched "The Sixth Sense" - during a scary part, he reached over and held my hand. I thought it was the sweetest thing in the world. After the movie, we continued to talk until 1 in the morning. The night ended with a nice hug and promises to call in the next week.
The next morning, I had an e-mail saying what a good time he had. We spoke on the phone for 3 hours that Tuesday and another that Thursday - the next weekend we cooked dinner in his not so spotless apartment. Three weeks later, he was meeting my parents - My dad commented that he was "so in love with" me. The next weekend I met his mom for her birthday - weeks turned into months, and months turned into years - after a year and a half, at his sister's wedding - I realized I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. Sometime after September 11th of that year, he realized the same - but wasn't quite that ready.
On March 3, 2002 - he proposed. On July 19, 2003 - we were married. On September 31, 2003 - we bought our house. On April 22, 2005 - we found out we were pregnant. On December 16, 2005 - we had our Little One. I can't wait to see what they future years will bring us.
I love him so much. :)