When I met my now hubby, I was definitely not looking for a serious relationship. I was only 20 and having lots of fun "trying on" different guys (that sounds worse than it is. Ha). I had just gotten out of a pretty serious, but very tumultuous relationship and I wanted nothing to do with guys. I had lost a lot of trust in men and the way they treated women. However, when fate smacks you across the face, you can't help but perk up and listen to it.
While I was in college, my good friend and I had a class together, and also worked together. One day, he had skipped class (naughty naughty) and needed the assignment from me. While we were at work later that day, he asked his friend to email me and get the details on what he needed to make up. So his friend (my hubby) emailed me and asked. His email went something like this:
"Hey Ben wants to know what is due in class." (very exciting, I know)
Me, being the very sarcastic, super hilarious (in my own mind) person that I am, decided to have a little fun of my own. So, I wrote Ben back and said:
"Hey tell your weirdo friend Ty to stop emailing me. Who is this kid?"
I thought it was hilarious. Ty, not so much apparently. Let me tell you, it was not love at first email for him. Later that week, Ben and some of his friends were going to play tennis and invited me along. When I got there, Ty was there too. Being the silly boy he is, he acted rude and said mean things behind my back. I think it was only fair to say that I wanted nothing to do with him after that.
Somehow, weeks later, Ben convinced Ty to email me again and scolded him to "be NICE to her." After a couple of emails back and forth, I realized he was pretty funny (not as funny as me, but still)! He and I had the same sarcastic sense of humor, and he could actually keep up with my wit and charm :) I kind of liked him, so I gave it a shot! A couple weeks later, we went on our first date, but I still wasn't sure about him. I played a little hard to get, and I have to admit I was still dating a couple of other guys (gasp!) at the time.
After a couple months, he asked me if I would stop dating the other guys and just be with him. I said YES like we were in some sort of cheesy, PG-13 type of romantic comedy. He was just different from any other guy I had met. I felt truly happy when I was with him. He treated me like I knew I should be treated, he was super romantic, but still such a guys guy. We just CLICKED.
I would like to say THE END, but that is not the case. Our love story is not ALL perfect.
We dated for four years, but it was not sunshine and roses the whole time. We broke up a handful of times, and had one huge fight right before he proposed. That last break up was the hardest for me. We didn't talk for one entire week (we had never done that before). I missed him a ton, but I was too prideful to call him and make up. Not speaking to him made me realize what my life would be like without him. I didn't want that life (ok, sorry, PG-13 movie again). We got back together, and a couple of weeks later, he proposed to me..in such a perfect way (maybe one day I will tell you that story).
No, it wasn't the most amazing love story ever...but that doesn't matter, cause it's a real life love story. It's ours, and I love it! So here is to all the "not-so-romantic-comedy-love-stories out there"!
We have been married for three years now and last June, we had our sweet little baby boy Davis.
I love my hubby for lots of things. Every day he reminds me of the person I want to be. Every day he loves me for who I am, and never judges me. Every day I cant WAIT until he walks in the door and hugs me. Every day I get to experience all those things, and I feel so lucky!!
Jenna, The Wife
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