Today is very special. Because today is me and my Real Life Hero's wedding anniversary.
Our story begins many years ago...
Sometime around 11 years ago, Real Life Hero walked into my life. It was a late January evening and I was at a church sponsored young adult group. He caught my eye with his personable ways, and how handsome he looked in his black leather jacket (by the way, he doesn't have that leather jacket--he had to get a new one, and he still looks hunky in black leather jackets). However, I didn't think of having a relationship with him because I was with someone else. We had nice conversations, but I wasn't going to be disloyal to the other guy. Well, the relationship with the other guy fell through (and no, it wasn't because of Real Life Hero, there were a lot of other issues with that relationship and honestly, ex and I became better friends than we were romantic couple).
Hero and I maintained a friendship, and he asked me out. But, being the timid goofball I was, I called off the romance some months later. I had a feeling Hero was the right guy, but I wasn't sure how I felt about that knowledge. I was in my early twenties and didn't know what to think. However, Hero had also figured I was the woman for him, and didn't give up hope.
We maintained contact, and on New Year's Eve 2002, as we toasted the beginning of 2003, we talked about getting back together. I told him how I didn't want another relationship to fall apart. That I was tired of having my heart broken. He said to me, "You have to take a leap of faith." I replied, "If I fall, will you catch me?" He said he would.
March of 2003, he proposed to me after asking my father's permission. 14 months later on May 8, 2004, we were married.
9 years later, he's still my best friend, my hero, and he still catches
I love you, my hero! Thank you for loving me back. :-)
Do you have a special someone in your life? What's your romantic story?
Have A Wonderfully Wondrous Wednesday!