Wednesday, February 14, 2007

How I met my husband

I was a fun carefree 21 year old and he was a carefree 21 year old almost 22 year old. I had moved "home" (my parents had moved on me my freshman year at college so it really was not home to me especially since it was in another state) so that I could earn money to go on a mission for my church.

I had had a disappointing year romantically since I was very attracted to nerdy shy guys. Nerdy shy guys who would rather play a computer game than actually get the nerve up to ask a girl out. I was so over running after them, so when my husband (who is a very nerdy shy guy) started working at the same Target I was I pretty much blew him off. He would sit at the same break room table as me and chat with my work friends and me but nary a date request was made. I was not going to chase him in any way shape or form especially since I was supposed to be concentrating on other things to help me get ready for my mission.

Then came his final day at work. He had put in his two weeks notice because he was not getting the hours he needed. It was the last break of the night when he finally got up the nerve to ask me out after "slyly" trying to find out if I had a boyfriend. He asked me if I ever went to movies with my boyfriend. I just about laughed out loud at him since it was pretty obvious what he had in mind by asking me that question.

Even since that rather odd date (another topic for another time) we have pretty much been inseparable. It truly was amazing how well we fit together. I knew by our second date that he was the man I wanted to marry, it took him a few weeks more to figure that out. The mission went by the wayside and I ended up going on a different sort of mission becoming a wife and then later on a mother. I could not be happier.

11 comments:

Vancouver mermaid/Montreal photographer said...

Isn't love grand? I love your story, it's beautiful. And, you're right. Sometimes, you just know. Even after only 2 dates.

Happy Valentine's day to you both! And the kiddos too:-)

XO,
Michelle

Kristi said...

I love nerdy shy guys, too. Sorta. I love your story...then again, I'm loving everyone's story.

Happy Valentines to you guys!

Anne/kq said...

Hee, hee, we knew before we ever "met." (We met online.) Happy Valentine's Day!

Michelle said...

Awww.. what a sweet story! I hope you both have a great Valentine's Day!

chichimama said...

Awww. What a great story! Thank you for sharing it! Happy Valentine's day to you and yours!

chelle said...

awww how sweet!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tracy said...

How sweet! Thanks for sharing :0)!

GoofyJ said...

I fell for the music geeks myself... and I married the best of them :) I loved your story. Happy Valentine's & CHD Day! :)

Damselfly said...

I love stories of how people met! How sweet. (I tend to favor shy guys, too!)

Awesome Mom said...

He isn't so shy anymore ;)

Karen said...

I always fell for nerdy shy guys too. Shhh, don't tell Dr. Mike. ;)