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Friday, June 15, 2012

Love, Marriage, Kids, etc.: Part One

I'd like to take you on a journey. Just before I started this blog I met the woman who would eventually become my wife. Her name is April, I met her in March and she married me in May. Of course we waited a year and two months to get married, not two months. I just wanted to make that clear. 

In part one of this series I'd like to talk about the first six months of our courtship. Does anyone use the word "courtship" anymore? Anyway, we had our first date on March 20, 2009 at the Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport, PA. So how did we meet? A good friend of mine had just met a nice girl a few months before and she said she had someone for me to meet, but it wasn't April. She was talking on the phone one day with the girl she wanted me to meet, but she told her she was seeing someone already. April happened to be listening in on the conversation and spoke up since she was looking for someone (Those last few sentences made me sound like a teenage girl, didn't they?). Then one Sunday in church I was given a piece of paper with April's Myspace address on it. Remember Myspace? When I got home I decided to look up her profile. After viewing her profile and looking at the pictures I realized that I've seen her before. I had seen her at Valley Mosaic months earlier. She doesn't remember seeing me there though.

After our first date I walked her to her car. I thought that maybe this was going to be our only date since I had been on so many first dates that never turned into second dates. But then before we parted ways for the evening she said something I'll never forget, "I'm free all weekend." So I took her up on that offer. The next day I went to her house and met her mom, her son Gabe, and her cats, Lucky, Napoleon, and Mr. Bear. 

That evening we went to Jesse and Natalie's house to watch a movie and after that we went to her friends' place to hang out. The following week was her birthday. It's hard to know what to get for someone you just met a week ago. I got her a wrought iron thingy to hang her pots and pans on. It was the kind of gift that said, "Hey, I've only known you for a week, here you go." 

I'm going to skip six months ahead and talk about what I did for our six month anniversary from the time we had met. I bought a dozen roses, six red, six white, and hid them all over the house. The first one I put on the front door with a note.

There are 11 more. Can you find them :)

There was another note on the dining room table which said "April, Do Not Open until you find them all." :P

The note inside explained why there were six red roses and six white roses. The red roses symbolized the six months we had already spent together that were filled with love. The white roses symbolized the six months that were to come. So that was my cheesy romantic idea. I'm going to end this post for now, but there will be more to come.