We met one night at a bar when we were both in college. She’d had more than a bit to drink. As we began talking, her understandably protective sister came over and tried to get into our conversation. Somehow I managed to get some sort of contact information from her before she left for the evening.
Over the course of the next semester we got to know one another and hang out. We didn’t date at all in college ironically enough. She’d gone through some stuff and I wasn’t really looking for anything serious. Eventually, we both left college and went on with our lives.
We reconnected in 2005 and spent a good deal of that summer hanging out and having a good time. By November of that year, I wore down her spirit and we began officially dating.
We dated until January 2010 when I finally realized how lucky I was and proposed during our trip to Disney World. The video is online someplace. My favorite part is when the random Australian guy asked Laura’s friend, who filmed the proposal, whether or not she said yes.
Five years ago Laura made what some may consider to be an unexplainable decision and said “I do” when asked if she took me to be her husband. When I was asked if I’d take her as my wife, it was really a no-brainer. Laura compliments me and lifts me up. She makes me a better person. She’s adventurous whereas I’m pretty set in my ways. She jumps in with both feet without considering consequences, whereas I’m a planner and like to consider all of the options before deciding on a course of action.
We’re celebrating five years of marriage on Saturday. It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago, but I can’t argue with time. One thing I am sure of though is that the fun has only begun. I can’t wait to see what comes next.
Happy Anniversary Laura!
Oh and on an unrelated note, if you’re recently engaged or planning a wedding, consider getting married in January. While the weather can be a risk, vendors offer great discounts because its their normally slow time of year. Just my friendly tip for having a great wedding for a bit less…