Friday, December 5, 2008

My Husband Rocks!

I’m pretty sure I posted this story once before, but I searched (skimmed) my archives and I can’t find it. SO, inspired by Katy Lin’s prompt, (That woman is amazing, by the way. MHRF is such an inspired idea! ) here is the story of how I met my Husband…

I was 20. I had just gotten out of a long-term long-distance relationship earlier in the year. I was having a great time, hanging out with friends, going on a lot of dates, and in a completely commitment-phobic state. At this point in my life, my friends told me that they were going to stop trying to set me up, because if a guy seemed too interested, I’d bail and leave them wondering what the heck happened. I hurt a lot of really great people during that time, and it’s not something I’m really proud of. I was going 100 miles an hour, and I didn’t really look around to see what was actually going on. I said my next relationship would be someone who would make me slow down and enjoy things… Then my friend, “Hippie,” started dating J.

I met my husband on a blind date. See, the Hubs is J’s BFF and Hippie is mine. (Yes, I said BFF. Whatever.) She wanted me to meet J, and J wanted the Hubs to meet me (thanks, guys!) I had talked to J a few times on AIM, and he assured me that this most definitely was NOT a setup. Of course it wasn’t, he said, because he had promised the Hubs that he wouldn’t ever try to set him up. While telling me this, however, he also was asking me the “getting to know you for someone else” questions. I had to explain to him that I’m pretty much the opposite of Hippie and he said something to the tune of “that’s great! Bonger (the Hubs’ nickname-it’s not a fun story so don’t ask.) and I have pretty much opposite taste!”

Here comes this guy who is tall (6’5”) lily white (kinda like me- must be the german/irish blood) and dressed in big baggy clothes. Honestly, I thought he was a skater boy, and I immediately thought of hooking him up with my friend from work. (Looking back on that now- it would have been a BIG mistake! Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum…. I think she would have scared him away within the first 5 minutes.) As the night went on, though, he really impressed me. (And at this point in my life, that was REALLY hard for a guy to do. I was pretty jaded.) He was laid back and funny. We got along right away (we didn’t have much of a choice since the Hipster and J were in their own little bubble) and had a lot of fun. He worked at a hospital in the ER and loved his job. The boys didn’t let us pay for anything (kind of a big deal for me considering a lot of the past dates I’ve been on), and most of all, I was completely comfortable around him. I was being my goofy self, and I didn’t care, and neither did he, apparently!

It took a while for him to finally ask me out on a *real* date. We went to see the movie I AM SAM and I ended up bawling my eyes out. Half of his shirt was soaked with tears by the end of the night, but he didn’t run away screaming! We’re pretty opposite in a lot of our interests, but, for the most part, he’s exactly what I’ve always wanted in a man. He really made me slow down and enjoy life. He encouraged me to be myself, and he loves me anyway!

That is how I met my Husband- and why he rocks!


Katy Lin :) said...

awwwww!!! what a great story! thanks for sharing! and thanks for your sweet comments! you are too kind! i hope you guys have a great weekend! :)

Staci said...

awwww yall are soo cute!!!