Thursday, December 18, 2008

12 years and counting

Today Dave and I have been together for 12 years. Some days it seems like that was so long ago and others it seems like it was just yesterday.

For those of you that don't know Dave and I were High School sweethearts and yes those still exsist. At the time our best friends were dating and one night when my friend was staying at my house and Dave was staying at his friends house they made us talk to each other. Apparently something hit them and they just knew we would make the perfect couple.

We only talked for a few mintues that night so I was really surprised the next evening when he called. That time we talked for a few hours and it was really nice. I had just recently broken up with a biyfriend and it had me a little confused and Dave had just told a girl he like forever that he liked her so it was a strange time for both of us. Somehow though we talked at school and on the phone everyday for a week. During that time Dave asked if I would want to go on a date.

Our first date was on December 14, 1996. Dave picked me up around 7 that night. Our orignial plan was a movie but nothing good was playing so at the last minute we decided to go bowling. We bowled a million rounds and had a great time. Dave still had a couple of hours before he had to be home so we went back to my house and watched tv. I can't remember which movie it was but it was one of Steven Segals movies that we watched. When it was time for Dave to leave I walked him out. I was really hoping for a kiss but that was not in the cards that night. I later found out that Dave wanted to kiss me too but he was too nervous to do it.

The next four days were a little rough for me. The day after our date the girl Dave liked called and told him that she decided they should go on a date. being the stand up guy that Dave is he told me about this converstion later that day and he also told me that he wasn't sure anymore because of me.

After school on December 18th my friend Jenn came over to work on our Frech class project. Dave called shortly after I got home and asked if he could come over before he went to work. When Dave got there Jenn and I were in the middle of baking our Yule Log (I don't remember the French name for it. The house was really warm so even though it was December I had on a pair of cotton short shorts and a t-shirt. If you mention this day to Dave the first thing he will say is always something about those shorts. Anyway, being the good hostess that I am I walked Dave out when it was time for him to leave. We were standing on my front pourch and I was freezing so Dave gave me a great big hug to help keep me warm. While we were standing there he looked down at me and asked me if I would be his girlfriend. Obviously the answer was a yes that came through some tears of mine. Then he leaned down and kissed me.

Fast forward 12 years and here we are still together, married with two kids and a dog. I knew back then that he was the one. Most people thought I was crazy but I knew what I felt. I am so lucky to have found the person that makes me whole. I'm not very good at describing my feelings so I will just say that I love him with all my heart and I am so glad he choose me over the other girl.

Happy 12th Anniversary Baby!

P.S.: Cowinceidenatlly a few weeks ago Dave ran into that other girl and the past 10 years have not been very good to her body accourding to Dave. This may make me sound like a mean person but hearing that made me feel good, but only because she was geourgous in school and she knew so after Dave and I started dating she tried a million different things to get him away from me.


Lindsay said...

Congrats on 12 years...That is a long time. :)

Ok your killing me who was this other girl????

Candid Carrie said...

Your kids are the lucky ones on this deal! Imagine getting to have your original parents! To be able to grow up in a house full of love and fun where a father adores and cherishes their mother and to watch their mother respect and love their father as much as she did on that first date!

I love you Baby Jessica. Congratulations and thanks for making me cry right after I put on my non-waterproof mascara before going to Target ;)

Anonymous said...

I would like to Congratulate Dave on the BEST choice he ever made!!
Happy Anni, you guys.
Love you!!!

Tiffany McCallen said...

Happy Anniversary, you guys! 12 years is a mini-lifetime. Wow.