Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Sweetest Day - October 18th, 1986 - Twenty years ago...


Twenty years ago on this night, my wonderful husband, Tim, asked me to "go with him". I really had no idea where we would be going at that time. For the story of how we met the month before, click HERE. So, I was 14 years old and he was 15 years old at the time. We had just started our freshman year of highschool. My best friend, Patty, was having a Sweetest Day party. I can't for the life of me remember if there were any other guys there besides Tim. I know Patty and Jorgena were there, but I am not sure who else there was. I know at least a few other people. We were going to have pizza and watch a movie - Caddyshack. Patty had a tv room that was actually a bedroom down the hall. I remember coming down the hall to get some pizza and my friends LITERALLY pushing me back down the hall to where Tim was in the tv room. I was like - what the heck is up with you guys??? So, there we sat on the shaggy carpet leaning up against the couch. Caddyshack was on and we were both really quiet. He took my hand and asked me if I would go with him. OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! This was too good to be true... I was so happy and so excited and I wanted to jump up and down and I wanted to yell at the top of my lungs that I was Tim's Girlfriend! I had never had a real boyfriend before that. Sure a few tiny crush type things, but not a boyfriend. My life changed in that moment. God put the two of us together and in that small, quiet, awkward moment, sitting on the shaggy carpet, leaning up against a couch, watching Caddyshack... our lives were changed forever. I did eventually run down the hall to the kitchen to tell my friends. There were lots of squeals and giggles. Since then, 20 years have passed. We have 3 beautiful children here on Earth and 1 angel baby in Heaven. We have bought houses and gone to school and taken trips and fought like cats and dogs and made up. We have laughed and we have cried. We have been so excited and so scared. We have been a family. We have been blessed. I love you, sweetie, I am so thankful for the last twenty years that words cannot even begin to describe how I feel.

1 comment:

Karen C said...

How sweet and what cute pictures!