Wednesday, March 12, 2008

how long has this been going on?

Have you noticed my new ticker on the sidebar? The one with the pinkies locked together and the huge number of days? That's right, we've been together for 5,479 days. Today is the 15th anniversary of when we FINALLY started dating. I say FINALLY because, as you high school friends may remember, I had to first trick him, then chase him, then almost give up on him, then listen to my mom and brother say, "don't give up on him," then wait and wait and wait until he finally got his license, and finally asked me out. So, March 12, 1993 was the first date he drove us on, and it was some ride. We just went back to his house to watch a movie, but there was a torrential downpour all evening and water was puddling on the roads. And I think he was a little nervous because his mom had given him a "driving other people's children around (in the rain)" speech.Looking back, I'm surprised our worried moms let us go out that night. I guess they were exercising letting us go a little. When we got back to my house, he stopped the car and for the first time, very sweetly told me he loved me. I decided that even though we had been out several times (once with my brother driving and once with his sister driving and a few times with me driving), that this was the real beginning of our love. It's sort of hard to believe it's been 15 years. We've been through so much and changed and grown. We've made three little people who look and act (uh-oh!) like us. We have a mini van. We've gone from two young and naive kids to a family. I wouldn't have it any other way. Even the mini van. So now I wonder, what will life be like in another 15 years? Because of my experiences, I'm glad I really can't know. All I can do is hold on tight, and pray. Happy Anniversary, Love. Here's a blast from the past for a few of you. This is from 11th grade and that's you in the green shirt behind us, Rebecca. We really were just babies back then...

7 comments:

Dawn said...

Happy anniversary! That was such a sweet post and I loved the photo. My husband and I were high school sweethearts also; we'll be married 12 years in August.

KC said...

awwwwww what a sweet post.. Happy Anniversary. I also married my highschool sweetheart.. WEll sort of.. I started dating him when I was 16 years old and in high school but he was 19 and had graduated already LOL. We have an anniversary of sorts coming soon.. not our wedding that isn't until Oct.. but our 1st date.. Our 1st date was April 1, 1989..

Erika said...

I love the photo. We should start posting random old photos.

tamara said...

That is so funny! I was just looking through the "Montala" last night. I can't believe how much time has gone by!

Katie said...

I'm so glad you didn't give up on him :) I love you!

Rebecca said...

I wouldn't have even noticed me in the background. I was too busy looking at you guys. Man, where has the time gone!

Amanda G. said...

That was so sweet! What a cute picture. Got any good ones of Wes? :)

Here's to 15+ more!