here it is, the lovely – long story!
On my “about me” page, I wrote about how my husband and I met in very short detail. Well, here’s the story.
Many years ago, I was going to college. That fall, I had been elected campus queen. Several school clubs were helping on putting together a float for the fair parade that was quickly approaching.
We were having trouble rounding up some help, so every morning I would go in the office and make a plea over the intercom for help. One particular day after having made the announcement, I was walking to one of my classes across campus and in the middle of the walkway was a group of guys and one in particular steps out and says, “hey, are you the one making announcements asking for help on the float?” To which I replied “yes.” He said that he would be there to help that night and I thanked him and walked on to my class.
he showed up…
Later that night, I got to the warehouse where we were putting the float together and there walks in “the guy.” I was truly surprised that he showed up like he said he would. I thanked him for coming to help, and night after night, he showed up.
Several days later, I had a date lined up with a guy that had been asking me out for 2 years and I had finally decided to go out with him only because of his persistence. Well, “the guy”, two days before my date, asks me out on that same night that I had my other date lined up.
He was polite, funny, and very sweet. I had actually immediately liked being around him! So after thinking about it a bit, I called the other guy up and cancelled. (That guy never spoke to me again).
“My new guy” on the other hand, was excited that I told him yes. Before we headed out to our date he invited me over to his folks for his brother’s dinner celebration. When we walked in the door, his dad said…”so that’s the float you’ve been working on.” He called me the “float” from then on!
My Boo proposed to me a month after we started dating, and a year later we were married. I’m still married to that guy and we’ve had our ups and downs but mainly we’ve had an amazing marriage!
here it is…
I am so thankful that “my guy” walked up to me that day and that I canceled my other date for his date invite.
He is the love of my life! I am thankful that he is a remarkably giving man. He’s a great father to our kids and has been a wonderful guardian to many beautiful, less-fortunate children over the years. He makes me laugh a lot. He makes me happy!
And I always mean this when I tell him…a hundred years together, would surely be too few. For everyday and every year I fall in love with you.