I moved to our town to go to college and Greg had been here all his life. We actually started talking online and my roommate knew him. So, I guess you could say we met online but I knew all about him from my roommate.
Our first date was 12/18/99. There is a hotel & convention center in Nashville that is decorated for the holidays. We had dinner and then went to Opryland Hotel to see the lights. That has always been an awkward story to tell (yeah, my DH took me to the hotel on our 1st date ) but we didn't get a room! I thought he was great but never imagined us marrying, well at least not at first! We dated a few years and, got engaged the day after I graduated from college with my bachelors, married in June of 2003 and been best friends ever since.
Here's some background I have yet to share. I'm not really a "squishy" person! I'll say this though. DH and I have had about 5 years now of ups and sometimes devastating downs on our road to becoming parents. There were and have been days where I didn't have the strength to get out of bed. My faith has been tested in so many ways and as a christian I've had to learn to walk by faith and faith alone. Even our path to adoption has seen its struggles. I can't say what our future holds and I pray each day for a child to love but even if that day never comes, I'm completely surrounded in love! There has never been a day when DH has not lifted me up, prayed for me, and supported me. He is truly amazing! And coming from a hard childhood I never knew there was love like this. I am so blessed!
I won't say DH is perfect... but he's perfect for me! How's that for squishy?
I met Scott through a mutual friend. He and I were friends for about a year before we started dating. We dated for a little over two years before getting married.
Scott is definitely the more romantic of the two of us. He literally left me little notes to find every day after we got engaged right up until I quit working. (he'd put them in my car to find, leave them in the fridge so I'd find them when I'd come home to eat lunch, on my pillow, etc.) He still leaves me notes written on our bathroom mirror with markers almost daily. I'm pretty lucky. He's my best friend and I love him even more now than when I married him almost 4 years ago.
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
My DH (Russ) and I met online!!! At the time, I had long distant, online friends (I'd never meet them IRL), so I was on the computer whenever I could be to talk to them. One day, an IM came up on my screen and this random person started to talk. After about 20 minutes, I just thought to myself, what a dork, he can't even hold a conversation........until........he said he went to my junior college. We discovered he was taking the same bowling class as this other guy I had a crush on! LMAO! So I told my guy friend I was going to come visit him to check out Russ. I didn't get a good look that day. So Russ and I continued to talk for about 2 weeks, online and over the phone. I told him one night that a gf of mine were going to go midnight bowling and he said he just might be there too. He showed up. I didn't know what to say...LOL Our 1st date (if you want to call it that) was on Valentines Day. But after that we were inseparable. I was always over at his house and always till my 2 am curfew. LOL He was just so sweet. There wasn't anything this man wouldn't do for me, now it's the opposite. LOL I guess I was the girl for him, b/c he asked me 3 months later to marry him.
Something I'll always remember......my favorite movie is The Little Mermaid and when I saw that The Little Mermaid on Ice was playing, I told him I wanted to go. So for my birthday (don't remember which one) he bought me tickets and he went too!
OK Here's mine.
Like Aja and Russ, Andy and I met online as well! It was December 26th, 2004. My mom told me that I needed to find a good man (several relationships with some real winners! LOL). So...she bought me a 1 month subscription to Yahoo! Personals. lol So I was surfing and found Andy's personal. I e-mailed him and he e-mailed back. We talked online and on the phone until Jan 8th 2005 when I went up to sacramento for our first date. That first date, I knew I would be with him and marry him. There was just something about him. So, Jan 15th I met his family Jan 27th i moved up to sacramento. March 25th we were engaged and April 23rd, 2005 we were married.
Warm Squishy moment....He cries when I cry...everytime. He hates it when I cry, he always wants to fix it.
Warm squishy moment...DH is emotional when it comes to ANYTHING...from King Titan letting letting Ariel become a human on The Little Mermaid to everything that has to do with Paxton. He even shed a tear on babystory these days He's also very athletic and "manly" so I love having the best of both worlds. When he gets misty it lets me know how sensitive a "tough" man can be!
Randall and I were both 17 and working at a local fast food restaurant. I worked day shift, and he worked night shift. We knew each other, but never really took the time to talk. Well, he was invited to the same b-day party I was. It was my boyfriend at the time, little sister's b-day party. Randall talked to me the whole night, keeping my mind off my boyfriend, b/c he was being rude, and not showing up. Randall knew something was wrong, so he was being super sweet, and keeping me in a conversation. Turns out, I got dumped that night. Randall wanted me to leave the party and hang out with him, but I didn't. The next night, I did. We went down to the river, and hung out all night long. We just sat and talked about everything. We didn't realize it was the next day, until the sun started coming up. I honestly knew from that day, he was the man I was going to marry. Yes, we were young, but I just knew. He was so kind and loving from that moment. In the months to come, we went camping, and just hung out at the river all night. The river was the first place he ever said he loved me. We used to just sit and talk all night long. Nothing else ever mattered when we were there, it was just the two of us.
He proposed and I accepted just a few short months later. Most thought we were crazy, and just being silly, but we knew, and that was all that mattered. I graduated one weekend, he graduated the next, and we were married the following weekend. 18 is a young age to be married, but we were both mature enough to know what we were doing. He has succeeded in every area of life. He's a wonderful husband and father, he provides for our family, just like the Lord tells the men to do. He is always there for Ruthie and I both, and I know he will be for little Randy too. He's so full of life and love. He is a Godly man, and that's the most important thing to our family. We've been married 5 years, and still going strong. I love this man and I always will.
Ok, I rambled.
Sadie- mommy to Ruthie & Randy
Awww ... what sweet stories everyone!
mom to Caleigh Grace
These are great!
First time I met hubby, my good friend was trying to get me away from my best friend and marry me off to a "Good Lutheran Boy". So he invites hubby over when I'm visiting with my family for the weekend. He won't let me sit at the kid's table with the people closer to my age, sits me right next to DH and keeps pouring me wine all night. Did I mention that I was 17 at the time, hubby was 25 and had gotten back from a lonely vicarage year and just lost his father? He was underweight, and a mess, and I stayed as far away from him as I could.
Fast forward 2 years later. I'm in college, and I fly to Arizona to visit my friend's family. (They had moved to AZ and I was like their daughter/sister to the parents and boys.) Well, long story short, without dating, I got involved with a Vicar at my home church. We were only friends, but he was very leading and in my space, etc. Out of nowhere, he up and quits the ministry to go move to Georgia to live with his BOYFRIEND. Lot of things were handled wrongly- but it came to where I attended church on Sunday and that was it. I didn't trust clergy anymore. So my friend (a Pastor) starts throwing names of Pastors I should marry at me. Told me if I didn't contact at least one of them, he'd not let me stay with him. (Let me tell you- he's military. He would have kept his word and had me stay with a parishoner.)
So I scan through this list of men he's insisting I just need to pick one of and marry them. They're all WAY older then me. I'm getting pissed. Then I catch a name that I sort of think I remember. Didn't I meet this geek when I was 17? Fine. I write a very sarcastic e-mail off to him, figuring I finished my part of the deal with someone who knows how I feel for him already (so no chance of losing my heart) and I'll get to stay with my friends.
Hubby wrote me back the same night. His comments interested me enough to snark back. 3 days later, in Arizona, he calls the house every 30 minutes until I get home, just to tell me "We're either going to kill each other or get married."
A month later, my mom and I drive to Iowa to meet him (at a hotel no less- LOL). Mom was there the whole time. We watched movies all night (while mom slept- LOL) and left the next morning. A month later, I drove to his place, and stayed with him and his mom. A month after that (so 2.5 months into knowing each other), he mailed me a cello and a promise ring and proposed on the phone (with the caveat that he'd get me a diamond when we picked an official date, but he didn't want to be offically engaged for more then a year and I had college to finish.)
I'd met the guy 3 times. But we talked every night on the phone for at least 3 hours, everyday. I fell in love with his voice, and he my spunk. Neither of us would have fallen for each other had we met face to face, and we got to know each other better then almost everyone does dating the way we did.
Oh, he's the most attractive man I know now. I still feel residual guilt for being so shallow when I first met him.