With Valentine's Day on the horizon, I decided to participate in a blog hop by the Talk Tuesday hosts! I found out about this fun blog hop from Beth over at Our Pretty Little Girls and I'm really excited to be participating!
Our story starts back in July of 2000 in Saint Louis, Missouri. We were both attending a church conference and I was volunteering at a room my husband (David) was making a presentation in. My job was to stand at the door and greet people as well as make sure the doors were closed at the start of each session and that no one interrupted when the sessions began. David showed up a few hours early to get acclimated with the venue and we struck up a conversation. I was pretty impressed by him and enjoyed the time we got to spend in those few hours chatting.
After we parted ways that day, I decided to
A few months later, I decided to hop on a plane to go visit him on New Years weekend. This was another extraordinary time together and it deepened my feelings for him that much more. However, a relationship still did not develop and I returned home not really knowing where we stood or even how he felt about me.
|On my first visit to WV|
That same day, David called me back again and basically told me that he was wrong; that he actually did have feelings for me. Until that point, he struggled with whether or not he was truly deserving of love or if he was ready for all that a romantic relationship would entail. We decided from that point, we would explore the possibility. Then, in the fall of 2012, my job evolved into a remote position. So, I asked my boss if I would be able to move to a different state to continue working from home. He agreed to let me do so and so I packed up my little car with whatever would fit, put the rest in storage, and drove from Missouri to West Virginia. Sure, it seems like a bold move for a single girl (and one most of us might advise another single girl not to do), but in my spirit, I felt it was right.
|The day I moved to WV|
|The night of our engagement. He had rented a room and filled it with hundreds of pictures, cards, and memories from our 12 years of friendship. We spent the evening looking through them all and taking a walk down memory lane.|