Friday, January 6, 2012

18 months ago today...

...I remember being a nervous wreck while trying to decide what to wear.
(Do I wear pants or a dress? Do I wear my hair curly? Or go with straight? Shit, my straightener broke last week. Curly it is. I hate my hair curly. It was straight last time I saw him. Maybe he's going to think I'm not cute now.)
...I remember trying on 15 different outfits and texting my best friend to see which one she liked best.
(Turns out her phone was off...oh, that's why you never texted me back. Oops)
...I remember getting in the car REALLY early because I was so anxious to have dinner.
(I should have known right then and there that it was going to work out...because he was even earlier than I was)
...I remember almost getting into a wreck trying to find a parking spot because my mind kept wandering.
(What if he doesn't like me after all? What if I make a fool of myself? What if he thinks i'm crazy?)
...I remember that I kept checking and re-checking my hair and makeup, making sure I looked "just right"
(I would learn that it doesn't matter what I looked like that night; he tells me I'm beautiful all the time anyway)
...and then I remember seeing him for the second first time. My heart skipped a beat. My palms got sweaty, and I almost tripped over myself, in true Katie fashion. There he was, my prince charming, standing on the corner waiting for me. I remember thinking that he was even more handsome than I previously remembered.

Our first date was the best first date I could have ever asked for. Drinks and dinner, followed by hours of talking laughing in the park. It kind of sounds like a fairy tale. Because, well, it is a fairy tale. At least in my eyes. I am a princess, and he is my prince.
 Who else can you spend hours sitting on a park bench talking with, besides your soul mate? Who else can make your heart literally skip a beat, besides your soul mate? Who else can you laugh about knocking tables over with and then run out of the restaurant laughing, besides your soul mate? Who else can you wake up to a text from the next morning saying "I can't wait to see you again", besides your soul mate?

nobody else, that's who.

Then, after that night, you will proceed to have the most incredible year and a half of your life with your soul mate....and you will be anxiously awaiting the day that you will be able to walk down the aisle and say "I do" to that same man you began to fall in love with on that night exactly a year and a half ago. The same man you keep falling in love with over and over again, every day of your life.

1 comment:

  1. this is so sweet :) and reminds me of when my boyfriend and i started dating too! now we sit in pajamas all day...sometimes i miss those days of being nervous and anxious! so cute though :) love your blog!