Thursday, July 20, 2006
Happy 14th Sweetie!
Thank you for the 14 greatest years of my life.
It is so hard to believe that we have known each other for 15 years!
Paul and I met each other back in 1991.
I was just out of nursing school and had moved into a duplex with two friends. I had told the rental lady that I only wanted to look at houses and not duplexes or apartments. I humored her and went and saw this place anyway. She was right, it was perfect!
Several months later after being robbed twice in his rental house, Paul moved in next door. He came over after a couple of days to ask when trash pick-up was. (He told me later that he already knew, he was just trying to meet us). My friend answered the door and I briefly peeked around the corner and introduced myself. I was NOT interested in dating as I had just broken it off with someone else.
The next week, Paul came over to ask if we wanted to come over and watch Total Recall. I declined for a number of reasons: 1) I was home alone and didn't want to go watch a movie with a stranger. 2) I don't like Arnold S. movies. 3) There was a movie on that I had been waiting all week to watch and 4)I had some ironing to do (I don't iron nowdays).
It was a warm and calm summer July evening.
All of a sudden, the electricity went out! I ran to the front door at the same time Paul did. "What did you do?" We started talking and sat there the rest of the evening on the front porch getting to know each other. He asked me to go out with him on July 4th. I actually already had a date but said yes anyway!
We believe it was fate! Paul had never planned to move but did due to the robberies. I never wanted to live in a duplex. We later found out that we both looked in the exact same areas prior to finding a place to live.
Why on Earth would the electricity go out on a calm July evening???
We became engaged 4 months later and married once we had known each other for one full year!
We played the song playing by Luther Vandross at our wedding.
(oops, our anniversary was July 18th, I really thought I had blogged about it! Kids will do that to you;)