Thursday, June 10, 2010

Celebrating the Firsts

Seems like everyone likes to celebrate the things in their lives that are the FIRSTS. First birthday, first tooth, first time you learned to ride a bike and on and on. Yesterday was a FIRST CELEBRATION for Jeff and I. We went out on our FIRST DATE on June 9th, 32  years ago. We have always celebrated it, because it was then... that both realized that this FIRST DATE was different than all our other ones. I knew by the first date that he was different than any other guy I had ever known. I was quite taken with him ( as my grandmother would say ) by the end of that first date.

Yesterday morning, I thought that maybe Jeff hadn't remembered (which he hadn't) so I called him and said "Hey, just wanted to say hi and that I was thinking of you on this special day". His reply " This special day?" Then I said "Yes, you do remember what today is, don't you?" His reply "Oh, uhhhhhhh yeah" and then after a few seconds came " yes today is the 32nd Anniversary of our First Date!" I could tell that he was proud of his self and relieved that he finally remembered. That was a lot of pressure, not that I meant it to be quite that stressful for him?  :) But it is a big FIRST and I love telling the kids the story of our first date, each year. Of course they have it memorized by heart now,  and so they ask us all the questions and then give the answers too!

When Jeff came home last night, he was a bit late. As he walked in I saw he was carrying a dozen roses! Smart man, that's another reason I married him! :)

jeff and I

How grateful I am that he asked me out, that I accepted, and that I have been able to spend the last 28 years ( in June ) being married to my best friend! Yes, that was a great First Date!


"Love doesn't make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile."  ~ Elizabeth Browning


"My boyfriend used to ask his mother, 'How can I find the right woman for me?' and she would answer, 'Don't worry about finding the right woman- concentrate on becoming the right man."


"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."             ~ Lao Tzu

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