Today is our 2 year wedding anniversary. Warning: This might get a little mushy. Everyday I get to spend with him feels like a fairy tale.
Seriously, I don't know how I ended up with such a compassionate, honest, loving man. I did everything you are told not to do when we were dating. I didn't play the games, I just put myself out there. I knew from the minute I laid eyes on him he was the one I was suppose to be with. I made my intentions known to anyone and everyone. At times (most times), it made me come across as the crazy girl that I am. Before I met Husband, I rarely even thought about getting married. I thought about being some successful single, entertainment executive. Thoughts of marriage and family were very foreign. Now here I find myself, loving every minute of married life. Here were some of my forbidden dating tactics that somehow resulted in a happy marriage of 2 years and counting.
- Flew across country 3 weeks after meeting him at a wedding. He lived in Grand Rapids, MI and I was somewhere in Texas. I flew to Chicago and took a 5 hour train ride to Grand Rapids. It is only a 3 hour drive. That was the slowest and worst train ride I had ever been on. I paid for the ticket with my credit card. I was unemployed at the time. NOT CRAZY GIRL: A normal girl would have made him come visit her or at least have him help with the cost of travel. Not me, no sir. It was all me.
- We were long distance for the first 2 years never officially dating. I never dated anyone else in these 2 years even though husband directly told me multiple times that he only saw me as a good friend and did not see a long term romantic relationship happening. NOT CRAZY GIRL: A normal girl would have continued dating other potential suitors at the same time as talking to a guy across country.
- I moved across country. Twice. The first time we weren't even dating and the second time we had officially been dating for 3 months. NOT CRAZY GIRL: A normal girl would've kept herself put in her safe, stable environment.
This is all I am willing to share for the time being, but the list goes on. I guess my point is that I am someone that can't help but follow her heart in everything I do. I have to say, following my heart has lead me to this wonderful, daily, happiness I never thought possible.
I almost forgot to mention the newest addition to our family this year. I also never knew I was an animal person until our sweet Journey came into our lives.