Sunday, November 1, 2009

All About MEme: Our Story, Part 1

When I started this post, I wasn't entirely sure where it was going or even which prompt I was writing to ... but I love the result.  It's a story that I want my baby girls to know someday.  It made me smile and want to give my hubby lots of kisses. And perhaps I'll get inspired to write the other parts.

How We Met
It all started on a beautiful day in May, 1992. A friend of ours, Moxey, invited both CPV and me to play Frisbee in a field next to a nearby elementary school.  Chad and I went to the same high school, so we knew each other.  In fact, we sat at the same typewriter during different class periods of a typing class.  (Yes, apparently we are that old!)  The only reason we know that is because I accidentally typed my full name on the part where the paper is suppose to go - before I inserted a piece of paper.  Chad remembers looking at the name ... and probably thinking I was a moron.  I think it was destiny ;)  I also remember borrowing a quarter from him one sunny day after school.  I wanted to buy a Mountain Dew but only had one quarter; he loaned me the other.  What I am trying to say, is our paths crossed ... but CPV dated a girl all through high school and they were even named class couple!

Just Friends
After that day of playing Frisbee - during which I discovered that Chad had been dumped by his  girlfriend - and for the rest of the summer, we spent a lot of time together - watching movies, hanging out with friends, and getting to know each other as friends.  And then Chad left to go to college at the University of Illinois, while I began my senior year.  I was sad to see him go  because he made me laugh and he was so smart and different than other boys I knew.  But we  continued our friendship via many letters (not emails) and “hung out” during long weekends and breaks.  He even took me out for my birthday in January.  After dinner we watched Top Gun (one of our favorite movies) and then went outside and played in the snow; this was the night that I really started to like him - as more than a friend.  But I didn't tell him that.  I was trying to play it cool.

More Than Just Friends

We didn't see each other again until Spring Break in March - it was 1993 by this point.  Again, we made it a point to see each other, and he took me out on another - what can only be described as - date but we didn't call it that.  Seeing him this time had my head spinning and my heart pounding.  But I still didn't know where I stood - how we were defined.  I knew we were friends, but I also couldn't help but wondering if there was more ... or the possibility of more.  In the car on the way home from our non-date, I worked up my nerve and I asked him, "Are we just friends?  Because some people, like our friends, think we're more than just friends.  Does that bother you?"  His first response was, "No, it doesn't bother me," which seemed a little vague and enigmatic to me.  

As an unexpected spring snow began to fall, a conversation ensued until we reached my parent's driveway, and which point we shared a moment of awkward silence.  I can still remember watching the flakes hit the windshield and wondering what he was thinking.

At last, I finally broke the silence and asked this all-important question, "If I asked you to kiss me, would you?"  And he replied with a very simple, "Yes."

The Kiss

A brief pause - during which I thought he'd press his lips to mine- and then he suggested that he walk me to my porch.  Those steps through the gently falling snow were charged with anticipation and filled with the kind of silence that comes along with a fresh snowfall and no need for words.

We faced each other.  He pulled me closer.  I stretch up to meet his lips.  It happened.  This amazing kiss that I felt all the way to my toes.  That left me a little breathless.  That made my head spin in such a delicious way.  It was innocent.  It was perfect.  A kiss that I will never forget.  A kiss that brought us to where we are today.

As an added bonus - and one that brought tears to my eyes - CPV surprised me and answered the Inspiration questions.  He's a man of few words and gets to the point, which I love about him!

I admire you for... your honesty.

Your laugh is ... contagious.

It makes me smile when I see you ... teach Natalie something new.

I love that you ... are so naive.

Your heart is ... genuine.

I hope that you know ... I will get you to see a "double feature" someday.

When we first met I ... just knew.

You are ... the foundation of our family.

Now it's your turn to play along ... my favorite part of all this mayhem!
  • Put together a post that remotely resembles an answer to the prompt.
  • Be sure to copy/ paste/ post our super fabulous button thingy (at the top of this post) on your post somewhere! (That's how we'll grow and we THANK YOU 100X for helping!)
  • Come back here and link up with Mr. Linky! (If you can't see it at the bottom of this post, hop over to Supah's place and link up there.)
  • Visit the 3 blogs above your name if you have time and leave them a comment!!(This is the secret to growing a blog!) ... and if you're first, ... well then aren't you special! You'll just need to visit the 3 below your when name when they appear and leave a comment!
  • Look for a comment from SupahMommy and MommyBrain; we've made it our personal mission to visit and comment on all of our meme links ... that's how much love we have for you all :)


Miss Mel said...

Although I have had the honor of hearing this story in person, it is beautifully written! Also, Chad's part is so sweet and PERFECT for you! xoxxo

classroom fundraiser said...

Beautiful and a wonderful idea to write this down so you can share it with your children later in life. Thank you for sharing this!

Stopping by from SITS

Heather said...

Very beautiful

Evonne said...

That's a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing.

And that is so sweet that he surprised you with answering the second part.

Melissa said...

Totally sounds like destiny and fate to me!!! Great idea on the how you met story for your kids. I might steal it one of these days, if ya don't mind.

Melissa said...

Awww, very sweet post!! I love to read "how we met" stories!!

Oliver'sMom said...

What a sweet way to start my morning. Ahhhhhhh. I needed a little brighness and happy this morning!

Raising Z said...

What a beautiful story! I love this stuff :) S and I were friends at first too and I asked for our first kiss as well :)

kys said...

I think you are both blessed to have each other.

Margaret said...

Great story!!!!!!!!!!!!

Epiphius said...

I knew we had somewhat similar "how we met" stories, but I'm so glad to know more of yours since they're no as similar as I though and so sweet!

Emmett Joseph said...

Even though I've heard this story before (I think the day after it happened :) it still makes me smile. I love you both!

Chief said...

He did do such a great job! Your story is very sweet

BJ_Mama said...

Okay, your story gave me I was in that car with you....

I'm so gratful for you and Supah for this prompt. It's so nice to hear those wonderful things from our hubbys....every once in awhile, at leat ;)

SupahMommy said...

aww chilly willys for such a nice kiss



I love that he did it for you

Deann said...

Sorry I'm so late this week, but it was fun.

Also, loved reading your story, even though you've told me. It was sweet and I think maybe you should try your hand at a teen romance. I think you could get the Twilight lady a run for her $$ :-)

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