If you know me at all, you know I am a bookworm and word nerd. I love to read and write and be creative. I want to share a story with you today.
Once upon a time there was a smart, sassy, possibly stubborn, head strong girl. She went to college, got her degree and while she'd dated a lot, the fish weren't biting. Or if they were, they weren't the kind of fish she wanted to be catching. Or more likely, she was fishing in the wrong ponds, and didn't really know what she wanted. (Remember this is a fictional story. Ha, ha, ha)
One day she met a prince who was the brother of a close friend. He'd just returned from an intense two year battle in a far off land. The prince's sisters were very convincing that this girl should date their brother. After several moments of uncertainty, the girl agreed to ONE date. After all, she had big plans to move to another far off land and start her career.
So the ONE date took place. The prince was shy and inexperienced around girls, and forgot how to tell time. He was 45 minutes late for the ONE date. The girl tried to leave, but his sisters made their case to wait patiently. After a strange first date, she was hooked. Although she'd likely never admit it--too stubborn.
He was also hooked, and not too proud to admit it. He pursued the strong willed girl until she could no longer resist his romantic advances....it took about 6 weeks. Once things were serious, she thought one last test was needed to prove this friendship was going somewhere that would be worth giving up her dreams of moving to a far off land. One night she laid it all out for him. All the very worst parts of her, all her mistakes, misgivings, misfortunes and such. When he didn't even blink an eye or get up and run, it was clear he and she were meant to be.
After a few months of perfectionist planning the two were married...and 12 years later are still living happily (mostly) ever after.
Happy Anniversary babe. It's been a great ride!