Friday, April 29, 2011

Chapter 5 -- I love you.

I love you.

It was such a whirl-wind once we were finally together. It was almost hard to get used to. When you are constantly fighting for something for so long and you finally get it... you have to pinch yourself to make sure it's real. And it was.

We began dating in April {my brother's birthday to be exact} and by summer we were already in love. I think I had fallen in love long before then... but I tried to play it a little smart. I remember my birthday so vividly that year. He had planned this fun day trip to Athens to hang out with a couple friends of ours. We went down and milled around all day and just had a nice time. He then took me back to my parents house where they had all planned a surprise party for me {which was so awesome!} my girls from college were there, family, E. It was just perfect. It was the little things like that that made me so grateful for him, it made me grateful for everything we had been through. It brought us there.

It's hard to imagine how many miles our cars travelled that summer. {and the years thereafter} Our entire relationship was long distance {ish}. Always at least an hour away from each other... it was trying. It caused fights. But in the end we both knew if that were the least of our problems, we really couldn't complain. One of our favorite things to do was to just get in the car and drive... with no destination. We found so many fun places, created so many memories, and really got to know each other during those times. I'm still thankful for them, those are the memories I look back on now and smile.

My family loved him, my friends loved him, it was as if the stars had finally aligned. For so long we didn't have drama, we didn't fight. We just simply enjoyed finally being with each other. We settled into our life together and I honestly believed he was the guy I was going to marry. {You know when you are little and you envision walking down the aisle but the face of the groom is always blurry? Yea, it wasn't anymore.}

For the next 3 years, we lived them flawlessly. We had a routine, we knew what made us work...what didn't. He supported me and my dreams, watched me graduate college, watched {and endured} me beginning my first "big girl" job. And I did all the same for him. During those crucial moments of our lives, we were both there for each other. He was one of the best friends I had ever had, knew me like no one else ever could. We started planning the wedding and our life together. {colors, times of many kids we wanted, their names...} I was one of the lucky ones, I had found this amazing guy who put up with my antics, who loved me to the depths of his soul, he would have given me the moon and stars had I asked for them. So many people spend their life searching for another half to make them feel this loved... and I had it.

But I took it all for granted...

You're gonna need that wine next week, maybe two bottles.

Happy Friday, lovelies.

Love always.

1 comment:

  1. I have been loving reading this I'm in such suspense. You are a great writer by the way..just thought you should know :) enjoy your weekend love!


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