How fun is this amazing wedding invitation? It made me nostalgic, thinking about the early days of my relationship with Kevin. We met at work. At the time, I lived in Charlotte, he lived in Atlanta, and we met in St. Louis.
Quick story: The first time we met was a Monday morning. A Monday morning when I had to get up at 4AM to catch a flight to St. Louis, and my flight was delayed. I was already off caffeine by then. Needless to say, I was crabby. When I arrived at the office, there was someone sitting at my desk. Sigh. Just one more thing. So I walked up to him and said, "You're sitting in my seat." No "hi", "hello", or "are you new?"...I was too crabby for that. He looked up, quickly gathered his things, and left. Needless to say, it was not love at first sight.
A few years later, I was living in Boston, he was in San Francisco. We still worked together, and we got along okay. He thought I was intimidating. Thanks to some gentle nudging by a mutual friend, I decided to give it a shot. I called him. Shocked him a bit with that first phone call I think.
Another quick story: We met for drinks after work. I remember so much of that conversation so clearly. I recall him talking about his family, his relationships with his parents and sisters, and I thought "Yes, he could be the one". Then he didn't kiss me or even hug me at the end of the night, and I thought, "Hm. Really?" (To this day, he is still proud of the fact that he didn't kiss me, while I contend that a little peck would've been nice. Some show of affection. Are you a kisser on first dates, or do you like to make them wait?) Well, although he didn't kiss me that night, he did call me the next day, and the dates continued...in secret for a while. He did eventually kiss me.
And then he and I became we. But as I said, I lived in Boston, he in San Francisco. We traveled back and forth - generally every other week - for a year. When you know this is it, doing the long-distance thing can work. Finally he took a new job and moved to Boston. The next year we got engaged.