19 Years Ago

19 years ago today, my life changed. I can still remember getting ready...doing my (big) hair, putting on my jeans and flannel and lacing up my boots. Little did I know that night I was about to meet the one I had been praying for since I was a little girl.

I wasn't quite sure what to think of this long hair and tattooed guy. He was basically the exact opposite of anyone I had dated prior. Which made my heart quietly sigh a hallelujah! He was funny, oh so funny. We would laugh for hours at absolutely nothing. He was a little wild, which my Mama didn't quite care for. But most of all, he was so sincerely nice and he treated me with respect.  What an absolute breath of fresh air that was.

Our paths had crossed numerous times before that night. I can still remember the first moment that I saw his face...staring at me...from behind the pizza counter. And I turned to my friend and said "what in the world is this guy staring at". I then promptly gave him a sassy look, rolled my eyes, spun around and left.  Time after time, we ran into each other.  Until finally, I quit looking past him and looked directly in his eyes.

He stole my heart and our life journey began.

That first night we went to Pizza Hut and hung out with friends. I remember it like it was yesterday, from the butterflies in my stomach to laughing non-stop all evening. And from that day on we spent as much time together as we could. One month later we were engaged and four months later we were married ♥