Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Happily Ever After...


Tuesday October 21~

#21 on my 100 list:

I had already met a good man (Rick, my now hubby) at home, so while I was away I wouldn’t date the same guy more than twice and I didn’t kiss anyone.

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I think in order for this to make sense I need to tell you that #20 on my list said:
My parents sent me away to Rick’s college to meet a good man (in hopes of steering me away from my high school boyfriend).
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In all fairness you need to know that my high school boyfriend's parents sent him out of the state to get him away from me as well so the feeling was mutual. We weren't exactly a match made in heaven. Two good people who were horrible for each other.
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So with my boyfriend getting close to returning home, my mom became feverishly busy trying to ship me away so I wouldn't be around when he got back.
She registered me to attend Ricks College in Idaho hoping that I'd meet a nice boy there and forget all about you know who. What she didn't know was that I had already met a nice young man~ none other than my very own Rick. He was so refreshingly upbeat, funny and responsible, I fell for him right away.
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Because I really wanted to get back to Rick after my semester away, I decided that I would not date the same guy more than twice and that I would not kiss anyone. My roommates bet me a dollar that I couldn't do it but I won and even received a sweet apology from one of the guys who had tried to kiss me. My roommates got a good laugh over that one, but I thought it was really nice.
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With my dollar in hand I returned home to my fabulous Rick. Even though our love story took a little detour when I got back with my high school boyfriend for a short time (old habits die hard) we couldn't be kept apart and now 18 years later we are still living...


Happily ever after!!!
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And when I came home from a candle party tonight and Rick told me how hot I looked and that he can't believe I am his and that he is the luckiest man in the world, I thought,
"Oh yeah, I definitely made the right choice."

9 comments:

Bren's Life said...

You are SO Beautiful! I just love that color on you. Your hair is so pretty dark.
What a sweet love story!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Congrats on 18 years! And good for you for having the smarts to hook up with him.

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mommy nurse said...

Wow, what a story! You have a nice looking family for your 18 years of hard work!

Missy :o) said...

that is so darn sweet. i love your story. you guys were meant to be. congrats on 19 years! :o)

lelly said...

this is such a fantastic #21! i love happily ever afters...

Shellie said...

Thank goodness you ended up with him!

Amanda L. said...

How great to feel after 18 years that you've still married the perfect match for you!

TheShumWAYS said...

I just have to say that I was thinking the same thing- everytime I see a picture of you with the dark hair I think how hot you are!!! Seriously! I love the one with you jammin in the car:)

MaryRC said...

A match made i heaven for sure. I remember all those nights talking about exes and how we could get Mike to wake up and propose! LOL