Years ago, back in high school, when my phone never rang, and the idea of a boyfriend, let alone a HUSBAND seemed like a dream, I made a list. Even as a teenager, I had high standards for myself, my life and future. I knew that my future spouse would HAVE to have these things, or it just wouldn’t last forever.
I knew in high school my future husband would have to:
have dark hair.
have brown eyes.
be tall, well at least taller than me.
make me laugh.
have a job.
love the outdoors.
love me for who I was, no matter what I looked like.
want to live near an ocean.
love me and only me forever and ever.
I am sure there were more items on the list, but these are the ones I remember. As I grew older, I am guessing I added things like “My future husband would have to accept my craziess or know how cook,” but I can’t be certain.
This list, the one I remember, stayed the same for years.
Almost 13 years ago, I met a guy, who was tall, dark haired, tall and FUNNY. He made me laugh many times a day. He snuck me soda when it was contraband. He made fun of me in a clever way. Most of all, he made me feel like the only person on the planet when I was in his presence.
However, it took a long time to connect this “friend” to my list. Sure, he was nice, but I never thought of him as my future husband. Until one day, it hit me: this guy, who is sweet, kind, loves kids, makes me smile, and is also tall, dark and hansom is perfect for me. DUH!
Once I figured out he was THE ONE, I prayed nightly for him to realize that we were going to spend the rest of our lives together. That was one of the longest summers of my life: hanging out with the perfect guy, the man of my dreams, who saw me as a buddy.
Except, he didn’t see me as a buddy, he liked me back! (I know, you are thinking SERIOUSLY, how old were you two? I have to point out that when you realize a person is your soulmate, but you don’t know if they know it, you can’t exactly TELL them that, especially when you are 21 years old.)
One night, we became a couple and have been one ever since. When you love your best friend, the relationship is honest, true, and wonderful from the start. Loving Scott has been the easiest part of being a grown-up, and trust me, I hate being a grown up.
So you see, I knew before we met, that we would be together forever, even if I did not realize it when we met. We are quite the pair and I cannot imagine life any other way.