Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Love & Marriage - The beginning...

I have decided to link up with some bloggers doing the Love & Marriage series.

Today they are all writing about their story of how they met, so here is ours..

Andrew & I met in the 8th grade at a little baseball park in our hometown.  When I met him, I was actually going out with his best friend, it was only for 4 days though, so it really doesn't count.  The day I saw him, I thought he was the cutest boy I had ever seen, no joke.  He had on plaid shorts and shaggy long brown hair and the cutest smile.  I was smitten by this boy.  I broke up with his friend, mainly because I had this huge crush on him, I know, shady, right!?!?  I was only 13 at the time, it happens! 

A few nights later, I remember talking to Andrew on the phone.  I don't remember a whole lot about what we talked about, but I do remember him telling me he was "125 pounds, and that is NOT fat!"  All I could think about after that was how much I wish this boy would be my boyfriend.  However, since I "broke up with his best friend," he wouldn't go out with me.  I was crushed! 

Time went on, I entered high school, dated a couple boys, enjoyed life, etc.  Then one day, when I was 16, I went to a music festival called Edge Fest with my boyfriend at the time.  It was there that I ran into Andrew again.  I hadn't seen him in a few years, but I remembered him.  He was the same cute brown eyed boy that I had met at the ball park.  Ironically, he remembered me too!  I told him I may be calling him in the near future and that was that.  Months went by, I didn't call.  Then one day I was playing on good ol' AOL.  Out of the blue, Andrew instant messaged me.  What would we have done without instant messaging back in the day?!? 

From that day on, Andrew and I became great friends.  We talked on the phone a lot and hung out from time to time.  We also went to my senior prom together!  I have so many great memories from my last two years of high school with him in them!  I went off to college a year before he did and we kind of lost touch, I was dating someone else during that year, but then broke it off with him towards the end.  When I came home from my freshman year of college, with a little persuading from my part, Andrew and I picked up right where we had left off, like nothing had ever happened.  From that moment on, we became inseperable.  It was meant to be.  I just knew I was going to marry this boy from the ballpark!
Throughout the years we had plenty of our share of highs and lows.  What couple doesn't?  We endured a long distance relationship throughout some of our dating, had a break or two, went through some really hard times and some really great times.  In the end, though, we both just knew we were meant to be together, forever.  And one thing is for certian, we always seemed to have the best time togther.  We were together 8 years before we got married.  On November 2, 2007, Andrew proposed, and on July 19th, 2008 we were married. 

We lived in Owasso while I finished residency, moved to Norman for a short while after I was done, and our now living back in our hometown trying to figure out where we want to end up.  We went through a lot of stuff before we got married, that I believe has made us into the couple we have become.  Throughout the years we have been together we have traveled a lot together and simply enjoyed each others company.
A couple of years into our marriage we decided we wanted to start a family, after struggling with infertility and enduring a lot of pain and hardship, we finally welcomed the most beautiful little blessing into our life on October 5, 2012. 

More to come next week...But for now a few pics of our travels and our little blessing :)

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