Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Nineteen Years

Nineteen years ago, someone came up behind me. I felt his presence, but was unknowing of his name (I had met him the previous night, we talked until 3 a.m.—I am not good with names). We walked and talked for hours. Both of us scared, both of us not sure of what we were starting.
We ate at Burger King in the student union. I paid for our dinner (I was on work-study and had a job, he did not). We walked across campus to his dorm room, he lived 25 mins. away from where I lived. Later that night, he walked me back to my dorm and then walked back to his dorm. It was February in Michigan—there was snow on the ground, and a hole in his shoe (I would not know about until later).

Our first date, nineteen years ago.

This date, in many ways, is far more important than our wedding anniversary…so, we make the time to remember.

Tonight we are going to go out and have a nice dinner, our children safe at home with a sitter. (He may actually have a hole in his shoe…)


Rachel said...

That is so cool....I wish I could find someone to spend my life with, but all I find are drunks.
Enjoy your night out, you deserve it!

Valerie said...

What a sweet post.

Fertilized said...

Happy 19 yrs! Have a great time

KimboSue said...

Happy First-Date-ervesary!

Lollipop Goldstein said...

I absolutely love that story. I hope you two had a great night last night. And got Burger King :-)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on these years and all the best for many more!

A n T said...

Here from LFCA:

Congratulations to 19 years! That is amazing.

Princess Jo said...

Congratulation on 19 yrs. May there be many more.


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