"What's your story?" I was confused for a moment until I realized she was asking the child-version of, "How did you meet?"
I figured I'd put our story here.
DH and I first met through....wait for it....a homeschooling group. So much for the socialization myths with that one. We became acquaintances but didn't really develop a friendship until my sister intervened while our group was having fun at the zoo one day. She made us exchange IM names. (Remember IMming?? LOL).
It turns out we had a lot in common and so a friendship quickly blossomed and deepened over several years. When IMming wasn't enough, we turned to notebooks, filling out pages before exchanging them at our weekly homeschool meetings. It wasn't until the Valentine's day before I turned 16 that our friendship turned into something more. That day, he gave me a small notecard with an awkward message on it. In the immortal words of love, he confessed that he, "more than liked me."
Poor young DH, who could write beautiful songs during a car ride or pen long-winded, complex poems, could barely scratch out that he more than liked me. I was thrilled, however, and sealed it with a big hug. (We are homeschoolers after all.)
|Playing the piano at a friend's house|
|Still more friend than boyfriend at that point, |
I couldn't think of anyone more fitting to be my confirmation sponsor.
|Breaking another homeschool stereotype, |
we enjoyed several homeschool proms together.
We had a ton of fun times in those early years and dabbled in all kinds of interests. We both thought about the medical field and attended classes together at Washington University St. Louis. We helped out with the family business for awhile. We traveled to new places and learned new languages together. We also followed Christopher West around the country like his top groupies and bought every book he wrote lol!
|Cramming in some vacation time |
before the onslaught of parenting in our life lol.
|Right before receiving the Eucharist together|
Our favorite sport is scuba diving, so of course we spent our honeymoon at Cozumel, getting our cave, deep and night diving certifications.
Celebrating might not be the same kind of fun,
but we still make time for us!
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