Sunday, June 23, 2013

Happy Anniversary!!

So today marks ONE YEAR that Mike and I have been married. I am truly blessed that he came into my life and I couldn't have asked for someone who loved me more.

For those who don't know, Mike chased me for an entire year. He tried everything he could to get me to date him, and I was just too stubborn. I was moving away in a few months and had already tried that whole long distance thing. Needless to just didn't work out.

When I moved to Virginia I would come home every other weekend to hang out with him. He was truly my best friend and we could tell each other anything. I loved him from the start but wasn't going to let myself be stuck in another long distance situation. Every second I spent with him was fun. We would talk for hours in the car and he would even drive out to the cemetery with me long after the bars closed just to "hang out" with dad. Mike never got the chance to meet him, but he knew how important it was to me. 

There were many times Mike professed his love to me and I would just blow him off. Every time it happened he would call our friendship quits because he couldn't deal with just being "friends" with someone he cared so much about. It would only take a few hours for him to realize it just wasn't that easy. Our friendship was way too strong for him to just write me off. And on we would go for another few weeks talking all day every day, the first thing I thought about when I woke up, and the last before I fell asleep.

And then, with four little words, our lives changed. It was my weekend to go home. I called Mike as usual to let him know what time I was getting on the road the next day. Letting him know what time I would be home so we could go out. He told me he might not be able to hang out that night...
 "I have a date." 
I remember it like it was yesterday. I was in Target looking at dish towels. In that second I felt my heart break. I think I could literally feel pieces shatter and slice my insides. It hurts me just thinking about it. I put everything down and walked out of Target. All the while asking him questions about who it was and what they were going to do. Acting like it was nothing. Like there wasn't a huge bubble in my throat ready to explode. And then finally I told him...
"Please don't go with her. Go with me."

The next night we had our first official date. We had hung out just the two of us plenty of times before but this time we knew it was different. I think we both knew that we would be together forever. Everything between us was just so comfortable. It felt like he was made for me and me for him. Soulmates. 

Two weeks later, Mike came to Virginia and moved me home. I can honestly say I love him more now than I ever thought it was possible to love. The best decision I have ever made in life was telling him not to go on that date. I may have never known what it felt like to love this much.



  1. WOW this is an amazing story... congrats on one year of being married!!! <3 Where in VA did you live?

  2. i loved loved reading this story, gave me goose bumps! Happy anniversary you two :) Congrats and i only wish you many more :)

  3. Eeek! Great story, I love reading about how people met/started dating. :) Beautiful wedding photos!

  4. Very sweet & great pictures - happy anniversary!

  5. I absolutely love this story.

    Happy Anniversary!

  6. Aw such a sweet story!! Gorgeous photos- and Happy Anniversary!!

  7. What a beautiful story... So happy he didn't go on that date. Happy Anniversary!!

  8. Happy Anniversary! Our Anniversary is today! You'll be at 8 before you know it like us! :)