Before I got my new blog design, I had an entire tab devoted to our love story. I loved sharing our story but didn't dedicate an entire tab to it on the new layout of The Samantha Life. So today I'm sharing our love story so that it gets documented as a post. If you've already read it, just move on :) If you haven't, enjoy! I've also written about our wedding here, here, and here. Let me just warn you, I kinda like the guy so it may get a little mushy at some points.
Boy is 14 and girl is 15.
They meet at a weekend church retreat and girl thinks boy is a total babe.
Boy and girl flirt all weekend, in the best ways that 14 and 15 year-olds know how.
Girl thinks boy wouldn't even like her because she's not cool enough.
Boy thinks girl wouldn't be interest, because she's an older woman and all.
Boy and girl start "going out". A few months later boy breaks up with girl. The end.
Just kidding, that's obviously not the end; but he did actually break up with me.
8 month later on April 29, 2005 we went on another date and officially started "going out" again. In the following months of that summer we quickly started falling in love and becoming best friends.
Over the next few years we went through our fair share of ups and downs. Ups being the "totally head-over-heels in love" part and downs being things like living 6 hours apart for a full year, personal family issues, and being in a college freshman girl + high school senior boy relationship. We ended up attending the same college and spent the next 2 1/2 years learning how to grow up together and enjoy life.
He proposed on the beach in Cancun on New Year's Eve 2009 - actually it was a few minutes after midnight so our engagement-versary would tecnically be 1/1/10. We married on September 24th, 2010 - he was a senior in college and I was a first-year high school math teacher.
And the rest of the story we're still livin'. We are happy. We are in love. We sometimes fight and life isn't perfect. But man, it sure is great having a wonderful man and my best friend by my side every day.
And that is the real end.
Or rather it's the beginning of the rest of our lives.