Thirty one years ago today at this time of this writing, I was dancing at my wedding reception. I had just married my soul mate, (who has the bluest eyes), and we were dancing with all our friends and family. Funny how when you find The One, that you know, just KNOW that its meant to be.
We met standing in our friends' wedding. (Which incidentally was the night before my dad passed away. This has meaning later in the story) We were both dating other people at the time, and both into photography. I worked at the Camera store and he was taking photography classes in college. He brought his film in to be developed (man, barely remember the days we had to do that! we are old!) When I had broken up with my boyfriend, he was dating someone new. When he was free, I was in a relationship. One day he came in, and asked if I was seeing anyone, and I showed him my engagement ring. I didn't see him much after that.
Three years after our friends' wedding, I was out with the girls, after I had just broken off my engagement. The girls and I walked into a place with a band and dancing and there he was. He came over and asked me to dance, and we danced until the place closed. He said his grandma had passed that day and he was going to be busy that week, but he would like to call me next week. Yes, please.
So we came back to the same place and danced the night away again. Then went out for breakfast. He brought me home, and asked me out again. We talked just about every day.
On the second date, the conversation paused for awhile. He just said, "when God closes a door, He opens a window." I said, "My dad used to say that!" and he said "My Grandma used to say that, "Does it sound to you like we had help?
And that's how it started. Ten months from first date to wedding... but it took 3 years to get the first date. I believe everything in its own time, because of this. We had to have those other experiences in our lives before we could settle down to each other.
Its had its ups and downs, but we have weathered it all, and lived to talk about it. We had two blue eyed boys who are grown into men who are now the ages we were 31 years ago.
Definately not the end.