Today is October 27th. In my world that is a special date. Exactly four years ago today Mike & I went on our first date.
Tiny disclaimer: we segued from being friends to dating without the official Defining the Relationship Talk (something I thought was necessary from watching friends date at Northland). When trying to recall when our official first date was we kind of hit a stone wall. But I'm pretty sure it was October 27, 2007.
Anyway, that day was a Saturday. Mike had asked if I wanted to go get something to eat & see the movie "Dan In Real Life". Of course I said yes. I worked at my second job in a retail pharmacy all day that day. I got off in the late afternoon & had planned on going to visit two of my uncles who were unwell (one in the hospital & one in the nursing home). When I got off work I received a phone call from my mom that the uncle in the nursing home had actually gone home to be with the Lord earlier that afternoon. *sigh* I called Mike to tell him what had happened & that I just wasn't sure if I would be good company for the evening. He thought that maybe I should go visit Uncle Wayne like planned & then let him know for sure that I wasn't up for the evening out. Sure enough, I went to see Uncle Wayne & felt so refreshed by that little visit. So I called Mike, told him we were on for the evening & out we went!
I knew I would have fun with Mike. I always had fun with Mike. I just didn't know I would feel so comfortable, so able to truly be myself with him. We had dinner at one of those Mexican restaurants that we can never remember the name of. We refer to it as 'the Mexican restaurant where Schlotsky's Deli used to be.'
Exactly one year later, on October 27th, 2008 Mike asked me to marry him.
And the rest is history!
In Mike I have truly found the one the Lord made for me. I'm blessed beyond what I thought was possible (yeah, o me of little faith!). It's not always easy - the Lord has used marriage to show me so many character flaws that I was ignoring - but it is so definitely worth it.
How did you meet your One & Only? I love 'how we met' stories & engagement stories so it's time to spill it in the comments, people! Give me your stories!
Second Tiny Disclaimer: That is a super old pic, taken about 3 1/2 years ago. Don't we look young? And I love those glasses. Kept them & wore them until the leg broke off, literally. I wish I had them back. That's all. Over & out.