Wednesday, February 25, 2009
"Do You Remember?"
"Do You Remember" is one of my fave. jack johnson songs, and today, it just so happens to apply perfectly to my life :) Ryan and I went on our FIRST official date 9- yes NINE years ago today, Feb. 25th. I judged tonight with an old high school friend/gymnastics team mate and I think that, combined with the day and everything, made the high school memories come flooding back :) The whole drive home from Adrian (where my meet was at) was spent remembering those summer nights, when Ryan and I didn't have jobs and we'd spend our hours renting movies and hanging out in the basement... or the endless bus rides home from gymnastics meets- sharing the back seat with friends and talking about our boyfriends:) I LOVED high school... and sometimes, gulp, I will admit it- I miss it! I miss seeing my friends every day, I miss the simplicity of it, I miss being on a team, all that good stuff. :) Anyways, the purpose of this post is really to just put into perspective all the different ways a life can go...
My good friend Caytie and her boyfriend Abiman set Ryan and I up... it was really a joke on me- I wasn't super popular and Ryan was- and they TRICKED me into thinking that he liked me. I totally went to his basketball games thinking that he liked me and blah blah blah... it turned out that he didn't even know my name :( sad huh? But once he heard about what ABIMAN had done, he wrote me a note and its all history from there. We went to snowfest on Feb. 25th of 2001 and officially started dating that night :) I remember going home the next day (I had spent the night at Suzies house:) and writing in my journal that "this was the man I was going to marry" and a lot more- like how good looking he was and how I thought I was going to throw up on the way to the dance because I was so nervous! :) Anyways, for our wedding I ripped those pages out of my old journal, framed them and gave it to Ryan as a wedding present.
There are times, to be totally honest, that having so much history with a person kind of bites you in the butt :) - and then, 99% of the time, I feel like I have my best friend and my soul mate beside me... this man knows every SINGLE thing about me- every single thing I've ever done, and yet his love is endless.
I can't wait to bring Maeve back to Western High to show her where momma & dadda met... to show her the cafeteria where we had our first date & dance. And the hallways where sooooo many notes and smiles were passed. What awesome memories we have :)