Friday, November 4, 2011

Seven Years Ago...

This Saturday marks the anniversary of when Eric asked me to be his girlfriend, and we were officially "dating". It all seems so silly when I look back on it. We were both sophomores in high school and I had a HUGE crush on him. It was after a football game and we didn't want to go home so we drove around looking for something to do. That eventually led us to the park where I wanted to swing sooo bad...because who doesn't love swinging?  So as were swinging (or more accurately I'm swinging he was just kinda swaying back and forth) he says to me "I don't know why it's taking me so long". Not really knowing what he's talking about I replied..."to do what?". And he simply looked at me and replied "to ask you out."
So that's how it happened lol nothing incredibly romantic but it was perfect. I remember driving back to my house and kissing him in the car. Then running inside to tell my sister Angie what happened and how completely STOKED I was :) And somehow through the drama of high school, craziness of friends, and the four years of being apart during college we've made it this far and are getting married next September.

Someone once posted a question on Facebook asking "what is love?" and I remember thinking really hard about this, but coming up with this answer:

Love is when you think about your future and can't imagine it with anyone else besides him. When you're angry at eachother you want to cry, scream, run away from him but at the same time need to hold him so tight because that is the only way everything is going to feel right again. He's the one you call when you have good news, and who's shoulder you cry on when life seems to be crashing down. You start your day with him on your mind, and end your day with his voice in your ear. Love is complex, it involves work, commitement, faithfullness, can be delicate as a bubble or tough as stone. Love is great, love is fun, goofy, random, and steady. Love is a blessing, cherish it.

I love you Eric, I truly do. You bring out the best of me and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you. Thank you for everything, I'll see you tonight, happy anniversary :)


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