Six years ago today hubby (then fiance) and I boarded a plane from AZ to the frozen North otherwise known as Michigan. I cannot tell you the nerves that were coursing through my body. See, the purpose of our little jaunt was to meet his family ... his ENTIRE (very LARGE) family!
I was a wreck!
Not only was I meeting them for the first time, but I had to travel across the stinkin' country - on a red eye, no less - to do it! Oh yeah, have I mentioned how lovely I look when I first wake up?
Well, I did meet them - ALL OF THEM!!! - and it went well. IF you do not take into consideration the fact that Hubbs forgot to mention my food allergies (Oh, I have ISSUES!!!) to his mom and she had to make an entirely separate meal just for me. Plus the fact that dessert was a substance that I am also allergic to. So allergic, in fact, that being in the same room with it gives me HIVES!
Hello, nice to meet you ... please excuse my skin condition.
Anyhoo, we survived the trip. And now we LIVE here ... where the temps regularly dip below the freezing mark between the months of Nov and April. And I LOVE it!
Just like I love HIM!
BUT, have I ever told ya the story about how we fell in love? No? Well, let me just say that it was NOT love at first sight! In fact Hubbs (and my sweet, lovely, big mouthed Paula) had a LOT of convincing to do.
I spent quite a while denying the fact that there was anything at all to what everyone else had decided was a sure thing. I played the denial thing for way too long and then one day suddenly woke up and realized that this was the man I was gonna marry!
Yeah, it was an immediate turn around.
Kinda like this:
However, once I did say I was in love - out loud, it was a one way, full speed ahead, all out RUSH to the altar!
I figured it out in (late) November ... we had our first date in mid December ... we were engaged by Christmas ... we were married in June.
It is kinda like what Billy Crystal said in When Harry Met Sally:
"When you find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, you just want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible!"
And then Meg Ryan says "ya see ... you say things like that and it makes it impossible for me to hate you Harry! And I do hate you Harry .... I really hate you ..." Then she cries like a blubbering idiot and kisses him square on the mouth!
(I like that movie, can you tell?)
I also felt a little like Meg Ryan in You've Got Mail. When she figures out that it was Tom Hanks that she was falling in love with all along and she tells him "I wanted it to be you ... I wanted it to be you so badly." And then she cries like a blubbering idiot and kisses him square on the mouth.
(yeah, I like that one too! In fact, that one is my FAVORITE!!!)
So, the point I am trying to make is this ...
I REALLY love my husband.