Monday, February 14, 2011

Ten Years....

Ten years ago today, way, way back in 8th grade at Albion Middle School. My first real “Valentine” showed up to school with a dozen roses and a teddy bear, just for me. I was the only girl in 8th grade that got that many roses and I carried them around all day – I was not going to hide them in my locker- come on all the others girls couldn’t be jealous if I hid them away. As tradition at Albion Middle School the annual Valentines dance took place right after school. I danced with my friends and my valentine danced with his buddies (mostly standing around being “to cool” to participate). The last slow dance was quickly approaching and my valentine came and found me to dance. I have never been a shy girl, or one to not say what is on my mind, but for some reason this boy made me blush and oh so nervous. I giggled and danced with him to (in my opinion) one of the best songs of the time, or maybe even all time, “I Knew I Loved You before I Met You” By Savage Garden. I had so many butterflies in my tummy, they were making it hard to breathe. The last chorus began and he looked at me with his beautiful green eyes and slowly leaned in and kissed me….My very first Kiss!!

Now this part is going to sound incredibly corny and somewhat silly, but have you ever seen “Romeo & Juliet” with Leo & Claire Danes? The part where they have their first kiss in the elevator and the entire room spins around them? Well that is what my first kiss was like. Really. I know all of Albion middle school was in the room and I know thinking back on it now I should have been mortified, but I wasn’t. All I could hear was my heart pounding in my chest & the butterflies going crazy in my tummy.

(this picture is from '09 - but this is exactly where our first kiss happened years before)

My Valentine in 8th grade that gave me my VERY FIRST KISS is the same valentine that I have today. No, C & I have not been each other’s valentine every year since that faithful day in 8th grade, but we have shared quite a few together (roughly 7 i think). Who would have guessed that ten years later i would still be kissing the same guy? Although (sadly) things are different this year, we will stil be spending this day of love together. We have been through so many ups and downs, such incredible loving memories, and even more wonderful adventures. I would not trade us for the world.

I Love You Christian. Happy Valentine’s Day My Love.

P.S. I still sleep with the teddy bear he gave me ten years ago…every night.

Happy Valentine Day to everyone today! Remember even if you dont have someone special to spend your day with, there are many, many people in your life that love you!!!


natalie j. + richard a. said...

I love this! You two are so cute! I remember that dance so well! haha good times! I can't believe that its been 10 years..

The Hansen's said...

I love you sweet lady!! Happy day of love to you too! Hope you have a great day and seriously, 10 Years you've got Cody and I beat, that seems crazy. Way to go you!
Did I mention that I love ya and wish I could squeeze ya, but alas I can't so just consider yourself squeezed. :)

Shellie said...

Oh wow, me and Lucas will be married 10 years this year. You have been together longer than us.. LOL thats crazy...