I am so excited to be co-hosting this week’s Toddle Along Tuesday with Growing Up Geeky! If you’ve never been here before, welcome! You can stay up to date on all of my posts through Facebook or Twitter. This week we’re talking about our significant others and how that relationship came to fruition. I promise my post is about to be full of cheese…hope you’re not lactose intolerant (hardy har har). Will you be participating this week?! Don’t forget to link up with us!
I often wonder if my path would have crossed with my husband’s had my plans for college not changed. Regardless, I’m glad they did because I love my life. As a teenager, I had my entire future planned out. I told myself I would attend American University and one day go on to have a solid career as a criminal psychologist helping to ensure that my community could sleep a little more sound each night. Then a friend of mine asked me to drive up and look at a college with her. This college was amazing. It was small, beautiful, in the mountains, and it felt like home. I knew it was where I belonged and when I looked at what they offered academically, it all fell into place. It wasn’t exactly the track I had convinced myself I would be taking…it was so much better.
I met him at a party on campus and then we had some classes together and became friends. We were friends for almost a year before we started dating and I’ll never forget when we first became a couple. We were walking around campus one evening and he asked me (out of the blue) if I considered him dating material. I hadn’t given it much thought up until that point…did I consider him to be dating material?! He was a goofy guy that I loved being around. He was smart, kind, loving, funny, compassionate, and wonderful. So yes. Yes, I did consider him dating material. We went out on our first date at a little restaurant near the college and officially started our journey together as a couple shortly after that. A year later, almost to the date, we were walking around campus after dinner and got to the same spot where T had asked me to start dating him. We stopped, and he asked me if I thought he was marriage material. Of course, I said “yes”.
We were married one hot summer afternoon. We had a small, outdoor wedding with close friends and family and a reception at a local culinary school. Shortly after that we moved to Kansas City where we started the next chapter of our journey together. In the five and a half years that we’ve lived here we purchased our first home and started a family with the birth of our incredible daughter in 2011. My husband is wonderful. He’s a great person and an amazing father. I’m really thankful that we get to share this life together…I enjoy doing boring things with him. 🙂
How did you meet your significant other?
This week’s Toddle Along Tuesday topic is how you met your significant other! Let’s take it back to where it all began! There are no rules here, except that you link up a relevant post (old or new) rather than your whole blog.