Monday, May 25, 2009

Friend Makin' Monday!



I'm jumping the friend wagon because hey! Everyone needs friends! And I made some wonderful new ones last week. AND I really LOVE this question and the story that goes along with it! Yes--shameless promotion going on here and I'm just sayin'....

How did you and your significant other meet? and if you don't have a significant other at the moment then what would be your dream way to meet him?
SuperHubs & I met in 1999. A friend of mine was taking flying lessons and asked if I wanted to tag along to one of his flight lessons. Considering we had just moved to the area and I knew virtually three people, I thought what the heck?! So we get to the flight school and while we were waiting for his instructor, I wandered around the lobby of the flight school, checking out the "Mile High Club" t-shirts! Then my friend says to me, "This is Ben, my instructor". And around turns this dark, handsome, YOUNG guy with a fantastic smile and he shook my hand. I shook his hand and thought, OK--cute, young and great smile. That was about it for then. We went up into the airplane and started talking about the flight, Dallas and then he wanted my infinite wisdom on relationships with women! The whole flight was monopolized with me telling him how truly evil women could be, except me of course! That is how we met. The best part of this story is that we became terrific friends for the next year. We dated other people and became such great friends that we hung out all the time. Sometime during that year though, I began to realize that he meant so much to me. And somehow, during that year, I realized that I loved him not only for my friend, my terrific, irritating, funny, exhausting, challenging friend but that I was IN LOVE with him too! It took another couple of months for me gather the strength to tell him. And another six months before we realized that we really did love one another. That's a whole other story. It involves a little secret rendevous-ing and ah...well maybe, a little too hot for print, you know?! :) And that my friends, was 10 glorious years ago, 5 which we are married and two beautiful little boys later....

Go on over to Kasey's Place to get more friends. And wish her a HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! And join us on the friend wagon! Because, really, we all just want to be friends, right?

2 comments:

Tina said...

Great story....isn't it great to be friends first. I think it makes the relationship stronger...

Thanks for sharing and Happy FMM!

"FINE"al thoughts... said...

I love it when people fall in love with their friends...well, you know what I mean! I always wondered how that would transition from "You're my best friend" to "I'm in love with you." I didn't ever get to find out. Ours was sorta in reverse. Loved your story! And flight lessons? FUN!