How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? Take it or leave it? It is a holiday that I have never really liked. When I was younger it always made me anxious because either my expectations were out of whack or I was so shy I didn’t want anyone ask me if I had a boyfriend or liked a boy.
As far as the hubs, we would rather have a date night when restaurants aren’t so busy. We typically go out a few nights before or after the holiday rush. What gal doesn’t like flowers, but I love getting them randomly as a surprise not when they are expected. Am I weird?
In honor of the season and because we are so boring, I will tell you about the first time I saw my husband, David.
I was a junior in college and decided to spend the summer at home. My dad helped me line up an architectural intern position at a local firm.
It was my first day and my manager, who ended up being a mentor for almost a decade, called me into his office to debrief about the day. I remember being so sleepy and just wanting to go home.
Then, I looked out the window and saw this gorgeous guy getting into his car. In my head I was thinking that I must somehow figure out how to meet this guy. He must work somewhere in the 5-story building...
Keep in mind that I am (was) painfully shy, and this kind of thought had never gone through my head before.
Two days later I walk into the break room and come face to face with the same tall, dark curly headed, blue eyed hunk I spotted out the window. How could I be so lucky? He works in my office? Of course, I froze and can’t remember if we even spoke to each other, but for me, it was love at first sight.
About 2 weeks later after a few office group activities he asked me out on our first date!! I won’t bore you with all the details, but we dated for the summer and then went our separate ways. We both had a lot of growing up to do and we eventually found our way back to each other. Unbeknownst to either of us until years later, we each told someone close to use that we would eventually get married.
We got married 6 years after we first met. He will always be the love of my life and takes amazing care of our family, but it is not always sunshine and roses.
How did you meet your significant other? Was it love at first sight? Do you have any fun traditions for Valentine’s Day?