Wow, five years ago, on this date Chris and I started seeing one another. It wasn't planned, it just kind of happened (Well, God had His plan; but I had no idea what was going to happen in the next couple of days or even months!).
On December 7, 2001, Chris and I shopped like crazy (for
some little dance costumes for a kid-show) and then we just talked and
talked and sang and goofed around. The next day was the show and we
went out after the show -we saw a movie, I think. He took me out to
just relax from a lot of craziness that was going on. I know that to
some it sounds silly; but I just knew something different about him -w/
all of me -I just knew he was 'the one' after just a couple of days in
December (December confirmed my feelings and love for him -we had spent
some time together in September; but ended up just staying friends;
but after the couple of days in December, I just knew that I knew I was
right to follow my heart.) On the 11th, after he had already asking me to
marry him on 3 different occassions throughout the year, I finally
agreed (accepted his proposals. I was so comfortable w/ everything about us. There was that
feeling that makes you feel like you are just going to explode w/ every
GREAT emotion possible . . . I couldn't hold back anymore -I wanted to
go get married right then and there; but he insisted that we have a
wedding like I'd always wanted -the big fancy dress w/ the beautiful
alter and pretty flowers, w/ our loved ones present . . . you know?!
On the 21st, we took a day trip to Houston for fun and shopping.
It was our first trip together and we have such wonderful memories and
pictures. We dreamt of the things we would want at our wedding and we
shopped around for rings, colors and ideas . . . 7
months later we became husband and wife!!! Aw, I love remembering all
of this . . .
So, it's been 5 years since we took that 'step' in starting
our relationship! You want to know something really amazing? During
December of 2001, there was one particular night, out of the many, that
we were downtown walking the river walk and talking about our lives and
future. Well, we ended up sitting at a patio table, over looking the
river, and having a great conversation about the possibility of a future together —while tried to keep warm . . . After getting married, every time we would be downtown at the River Walk,
we would pass that patio
area and reminisce of our conversation we had 'that one night' in 2001. Well, one of the times that we passed that patio area, Chris realized and pointed out that
it was actually the backside of the Hotel where we stayed on our Wedding night. To
us it's pretty amazing how the night we sat there we had no idea that
months later we would be spending our first night as husband and wife in
that very Hotel.
There are other things that we love to remember
-about how we had to have been meant to meet at some point because of
all the previous times we passed one another up w/ out even knowing it.
Or of the time that Chris aggrevated me so much that I couldn't stand
him and I didn't even know him at that time. I had no idea that it
would be him that I would later fall in love w/ and marry. Lol.
*story of how he aggrevated me "so much":
has this picture, in his high school scrap book, of himself dancing in a
Beacon dance workshop. When I saw that pic (in September 2001), while we had just started dating, he told me how he and his friend signed up for the dance
workshop just to be around the girls . . . my jaw dropped and I was
absolutely speechless. I started laughing out of shock as I pointed
out to him that I was just one or two girls over in that very same
pic!!! Beacon is a gifted and talented
program for high schoolers (in middle school it was called Tips (I don't
remember what that stood for) and in elementary it was called Prep -or
Pep- and Promise) and every so often there would be Beacon
workshops and fieldtrips that you could sign up for and attend. Some events, I
would just sign up for to get out of school -lol. But this fine arts
one, I signed up to really get something out of the dance workshop. I
was serious about being there. I wore dance attire that they asked for
and then these two 'dorky' guys showed up at the last minute and didn't
take a single dance move seriously. Some other girls and I were just soooo
annoyed w/ them and wished they could have been kicked out because we
really wanted to learn as much as possible. At the end of the day, each
workshop would present what they had learned in front of allll the
other people. So, we had a performance hall at UTSA full of other
students ready to watch our performance and during the bridge of the
song, we were supposed to freestyle some modern dance moves that we
had learned, the two annoying boys (one of them being CHRIS!) decided to act like it was a strip
dance . . . grrrrr!!! Chris's friend was the one that ripped his own
shirt off and twirled it around his head and then through it off stage.
All of us girls were so disgusted and upset -we felt that they ruined
our performance. So can you imagine how speechless I was when I saw
that photo and realized that he was one of those annoying 'dorks' that
ruined our workshop!!! LoL!!!
have realized, throughout being married, all the other little things
that are almost out of a movie -where the two are in the same place at
the same exact time and have no idea . . . we used to go skating at the
same rink at the same time on the same days -every weekend when we were
in middle school. I never noticed him because I was so caught up in my
own group of friends. He was in choir at Taft high school and I was in
choir at Holmes high school and when we would go to competition Taft and
Marshall were always our main competitors to beat (not that we ever did —I don't think). We were at the same place
at the same exact time competing against each other. I even knew some
people from the other choirs and I would make my way over to chit chat
and say hi -but I never met or noticed him . . . it's little things like
that that make me know that "What's meant to be WILL be" -my favorite
I met him in 1999 through his sister -which I actually
went to middle and high school with. I even had 2 classes w/ his sister
in high school and talked to her about me liking some other guy, at that
particular time, and she would tell me what she thought -but I never
knew she had a brother . . . the same brother that was doing a lot of
the same things I was doing at the very same place and time . . .
will never forget when she introduced me to him. ha ha ha It's what
I believe 'love at first sight' -I loved the person that I met. I loved
the smile he gave and the attention he gave to me when I was talking to
him that night. I loved his eyes immediately -but who doesn't (even
strangers come up to him just to say that he has such beautiful eyes -ha ha
ha). There was just something about him . . . a vibe, a 6th sense or something, as some
people have said. I can't always put it into words but I will Never
forget that moment!
always makes me feel all giddy and twinkly-eyed because of all the
wonderful memories of our relationship (all the way from the very first
time we met, to him teaching me to drive standard, driving his truck and
blasting up the radio, realizing that we both LOVE Ace of Base just the
same, playing in the rain while running home -I lived right behind
Huebner oaks and we would walk to the stores and/or or movies and walk
back. Well, one night it just began to pour and we had a blast running
through the rain and playin' around . . . what memories!!- , driving his
mustang and falling in love w/ "tonto" (oh how we miss tonto!
*sniffle*) Going to IHop at 7 in the morning for breakfast -lol- just
being ourselves and having a BLAST w/ whatever we were doing!) What great, irreplaceable memories!
more months for our 5th year wedding anniversary . . . Aw, Praise
God!!! I love him, I love him, I LOVE HIM!!!
Yup, You, babe