Tomorrow is one of the biggest days of the year for me- October 20th!
Most people celebrate wedding anniversaries but we aren’t most people and that is just stupid- a wedding doesn’t really mean much- it’s a piece of paper and a tax break. I choose to celebrate more on October 20th because that is the day I met my wife- that is the most important day of my life. I refuse to just lose 3 years from the time we met to our wedding- marriage is an outdated belief system but love is eternal.
I’ve told the story of how we met a million times and I’ll probably tell it a million more because it changed my life and made me who I am today.
Picture it…Sicily, 1922…
Well, more like the projects of Danville, 2003 and I was in my own apartment looking at Yahoo stuff when I saw a picture of the most attractive girl I had ever seen and she was on MY Yahoo Messenger! WHAT??? Who was this girl? How did she get there? I don’t recall ever talking to her!!! So I sent her a message and it seems I had sent her an “ice breaker” on Yahoo Personals because I liked her profile but she hadn’t added a picture yet. We talked for a while and I talked her into coming to my apartment, in the project, in the middle of the night….45 mins or so away.
What an idiot.
In her defense, she did ask if I had an ax or was planning to murder her and while I assured her that my ax was in the shop- I could have been lying.
At the time- I had a job and my own place and was doing what a 25 year old bachelor should do but the moment I opened my door and saw her standing there, my life was changed. It was, without a doubt, love at first sight. She was breath taking. We sat on the couch- opposite ends- and talked for a while before her “friend” talked her into leaving and coming to her house. When she left, I messaged any girl that I had been talking to or “dating” and ended anything there was…after that first night, she was the only girl I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
There was no sex…nothing more than a hug but she was already my everything.
We saw each other the next day and then the next- our 3rd day we had our first kiss- then actually went on a date and, by late November or early December, we had decided to move in with each other. She had the nicer place so I moved from Danville to Lawrenceburg because I worked halfway between the two- in Harrodsburg, so it just worked.
Everything was great for a few months but the I decided I was done working at the job I had- it was in a factory and I hated it and it was just bullshit daily and I decided I wasn’t going to take it anymore so I got up and walked out.
Now- this looks like I’m a douchebag- just met and moved in with this girl and within a couple of months- quit my job. However, she knew I wasn’t that type of guy and stood by me. I put in tons and tons of applications and took a few temp jobs and fought my way to finally getting hired by the state and over the last 13 years I’ve gotten tons of promotions and moved up to making billions and billions of dollars now as a data monkey- so she lucked up there.
There hasn’t been a single day over the last 5,475 that we haven’t been together. We’ve never “been on a break” or any of that retarded shit that couples do and we rarely “fight”…if we do it’s because one of us is grumpy or something….never anything serious. There is no drama…no bullshit.
I truly feel like we have one of the most amazing and classic love stories and it’s not a social media pretend job- it’s real.
We met, feel in love, got pregnant, got married, got better jobs, paid off bills, bought a house and now- 15 years later, I still love her as much as I did the day I met her.
She is the most amazing person- wife, mother and friend and words can’t describe how I feel about her- she’s truly my everything and if she wasn’t on this floating rock- I’m not sure I could be either. She is the first thing I think about when I open my eyes and the last thing I think about before I fall asleep to dream about Kate Upton, Jennifer Aniston, her and me- all in a 4 way pie eating contest being cheered on by little people in bikini’s with big butts. (Benadryl is a hell of a drug.)
Some years I’ve posted song lyrics throughout October and others I’ve post things I love about her daily but words can no longer really justified her place in my world.
I am a very difficult person to deal with- when you have someone who is always right, it’s hard to live with that person and I understand that and now that I’ve lost weight and look more like a Greek god that makes it even harder but she is beyond amazing. She has been there for me through the hardest things I’ve had to go through and I’ve only gotten through them because of her.
My only regret is that I didn’t met her sooner and there were times that we could have- as we learn about our families and stuff from the past, we realize that there were several times we were in the same place at the same time and probably even pasted each other through the sacred aisles of Wal-mart…long before we met….hell, we could even be related- distant…distant cousins…but eh, aren’t we all really? Plus it’s Kentucky so…eh….
Tomorrow we are doing our normal stuff of going shopping, building up more debt, probably hitting up Jason’s Deli and then on to Via Colori! We will walk around and catch Pokemon and then fall asleep next to each other…
…that is what love is. It’s every day- day in and day out- thousands and thousands of days in a row and waking up each day longing to add one more day to that total.
So…to Jackie- I love you more than anything- you are amazing in every way possible- you have made the last 15 years of my life more amazing than I ever thought. There is no telling where I would be right now if you hadn’t added a picture to your damn Yahoo profile. I know I wouldn’t be where I am now and that scares me more than Slender Man coming to me in my dreams to kill you, Jen and Kate and eat all the pies for himself. (Benadryl man…..Benadryl.)
Love, Peace and Sharkyness