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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Our Story.... Chapters 1-5

They said I should meet you.
I have no trouble meeting people, thank you. 
They said they could arrange for us just to get together.
I don't do blind dates.
They said we would be perfect for each other.
I need some time alone... I don't want to date anyone right now.

You were everything I wasn't looking for.  You lived too far away.  I didn't want a long distance relationship.  I didn't want to fall in love. And yet I did....


 You were everything I wasn't.  You were an athlete... A race is not my idea of fun.  I'm unorganized and usually make things up as I go.... You plan itineraries for our vacations.  You think 3 words makes a conversation... I leave a 3 hour answering machine message.  You are private... I am not.  You load the dishwasher with the plates in the back... I load the dishwasher with the plates in the front. (you just said, "this is possibly the worst dishwasher loading I've ever seen in my life" as I typed this.) 

My one aunt says she has never seen people so opposite... and yet - you are they half that makes me reasonable.  And I am the half that makes you relaxed.  If ever there was a ying and yang - it would be us.  And I love it. 

I love the grumbles.  I love the itineraries.  I love that you plan so I can relax.  I love that you help me see the world with a different perspective.  I love you. 

They were right.  Tomorrow will be 5 years since I pledged forever - and your life has been my life for more than 7 years.

Our summer of love brought us together.  One summer where 2 teachers had nothing really to do but get to know each other.  We hiked to see sunrises.  We took spontaneous road trips.  You bought me a coffee maker.  We camped.  We laughed.  We talked. I looked... I really looked - for some reason we shouldn't be together.  I couldn't find one.  You were the one for me.

5 years later.... here we are.  3 beautiful babies and a house full of love.  Sometimes our differences seem so evident, but ... they were the things that brought us together.  We were blessed by that blind date.  We were blessed by those friends who didn't give up. Here's to 75 more years.

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6 Comments:

At July 7, 2011 at 9:46 PM , Blogger The Dortenzos said...

This is beautiful Kristen! Happy Anniversary!

 
At July 7, 2011 at 9:57 PM , OpenID joanna said...

Very beautiful post...
James and I were just realized that we mis- counted last year and missed a "big" one. Last year was actually five years, but we both thought it was four...so, this year is six for us. He took his ring off and double checked the date.

 
At July 7, 2011 at 10:02 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

Thanks Katy. Joanna... that story is so funny. I swear you are my soul sister.

 
At July 7, 2011 at 10:20 PM , Blogger Kisses4Kaylee said...

Happy Anniversary!

 
At July 8, 2011 at 12:29 AM , Blogger Kristin said...

Awesome post!! Allen are the exact same way- total opposites - it really is funny how that really works for us especially with raising the kids. We are having our 15 year this dec. so it must be true that oppsites attrack:)

Happy Anniversary!

 
At July 8, 2011 at 9:32 AM , Blogger Life with Kaishon said...

What a lovely post. Isn't it funny how it all works out? How we meet just the right person? Not to sound corny or anything, but they complete us : ) Differences and all. Happy anniversary.

 

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