February 14th is special to me not primarily because it’s Valentine’s Day but more importantly its the day that Hubs and I began our courtship. At the ripe ages of 19 & 20 on Valentine’s Day 2002, we began our journey as a couple. Even at our young age, we’d seen enough of the dating norm and knew we wanted something different. In November of the previous year, we’d had “the” conversation – you know – the “I like you” conversation so we decided that we wanted to take our time to get to know each other. We stayed up many late nights talking about everything from what kinds of eggs we liked to our interpretation of the Trinity. In January, we took a road trip to Virginia and he asked my dad’s permission to date me. U thought it was strange too at the time – but sweet and he definitely earned brownie points with my dad – but looking back I think it helped me realize just how different and special he was from any other guy I’d ever met. Then on February 14, 2002 we had our first official date and the rest is history! We were engaged November 11, 2003 and married May 21, 2005!
So in honor of that fateful day 9 years ago – a Valentine’s Day survey: