Sunday, May 26, 2013

I think I always knew...

She moved to Oregon in the middle of the 8th grade. He had grown up there his whole life.  She was loud and outgoing, and enjoyed being center of attention.  He was quiet and more reserved, but very funny and friends with everyone.  Each caught up in their own teenage world, with sports and friends consuming most of their time, they never had a chance to get know each other.  And while they had never spoke, she would steal glances at him during class, never telling a sole how cute she thought he was.
They both attended an overnight field trip and when one of her friends showed interest in him, she immediately told her, he was off limits, though the two had yet still to speak.  Through school activities their mothers became dear friends, though the two teenagers kept their distance.  Finally they went on their first date, and the movie reel broke before the film even started.  Both embarrassed they didn't try for another.
But as some call it, destiny (or maybe it was just the persistent girl) was determined to bring the two together.  They were both invited to a party, one in which was a long drive up a curvy road and the girls mother insisted the boy drive her.  It was at that party the boy held the girl's hand and the girl fell in love.
It has been over 11 years since the boy didn't just take the girls hand, but also stole her heart, and five years of marriage. They now have a beautiful little girl and a baby boy on the way and while it isn't always pretty, it has been a real life fairy tale.
Happy Anniversary my love, I love you more now than I did then, but I think I always knew you were the one.

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