October is a special month for my husband and I. It's a month of celebrations and well...if you know me at all, you know that makes me a happy gal. In the span of a week, every October we celebrate our half anniversary (1.5 years and going strong), Jimmy's birthday, our engagement anniversary and the anniversary of the day we met. Whew! Let's just say, in the words of Anne Shirley, 'I'm glad I live in a world where there are Octobers!' It's a special month for me and mostly because of my blonde hunk of a husband. Three years ago today, I got set up on a blind date by some of my clients (now friends) and I honestly thought, 'am I crazy?!?' Blind dates are 9 times out of 10 total disasters and I wasn't sure what my expectations were for this one. Yet, when I opened the door for him to pick me up, I have a feeling that God was smiling at His handiwork.
I remember trying not to make it awkward so I'm pretty sure I made it doubly awkward. Yep, there may have been some cheesy finger guns present. Maybe. About 5 minutes in to the date, however, I was shocked at how not awkward it really was. Here was a total stranger who was taking me on a date and yet conversation just flowed really easily. We laughed a good bit but we also got to some deep stuff with ease. When he dropped me off after the date, just three years ago, I remember thinking, 'wow, that felt different.' I smiled to myself as I walked back inside and wondered if my life had just changed forever. It had.
It's hard to remember what life was like before I knew Jimmy...which is also strange since I've had a whole lot more of it without him than with him. Yet, my life with him over the last three years has been so transformative that it's just plain hard to picture it without him by my side. I'm so grateful to walk through life with him.
We've had our ups and our downs the last three years and it in no way has been perfect but it truly has been the sweetest adventure. We've barely begun and I know there is so much ahead of us but no matter what, I am thankful for that blind date 3 years ago.
So, in the name of blind dates, marriage and 3 years of Jimmy,
I Say, Take Me Back!