Since Valentine’s Day was just a couple of weeks ago, I thought I’d share this Valentine throwback – my daughter’s first Valentine!
Since it is so close to Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share of photo of me with my Valentine – my hubby. And yes, he’s funny and my friend. He’s been supportive through both good times and bad. Is it all perfect? Of course not. A marriage takes work and a give and take (a theme of the new story I’m writing by the way).
With it being Valentine’s Day, it seems like a good time to share with you how I met my Valentine and I’d love to hear from you how you met yours!
It was Freshman orientation and I noticed a young man in the group of new students all hanging out during orientation. We exchanged some conversation and names but then got dragged away with friends. Like teenagers do, once I got back to my dorm room, I plopped down with my friends to look through what was known as the Freshman Record to try and find the cute guy I had just met.
The Freshman Record was a kind of like a yearbook which had pictures and basic information about the incoming students. Luckily for me, it wasn’t hard to find the young man who had caught my eye. Also lucky for me, it turned out we had the same major and he was in most of my classes.
A couple of days later, I went to my biology class where the professor had put up a seating chart for the class. I checked it and found out that my little crush was sitting right in front of me in class.
But before I go on, please understand that I had very little experience with guys. I had spent most of my high school days involved with classes, playing the bassoon, and sports, not men. So unlike my kick ass heroines, I was not the kind to take charge and win the heart of the hero. I was not suave and saucy and boy did it show on that fateful day.
I took my seat in bio class and as my cutie came down the aisle, he sat down in the wrong row and chair. He turned around to say “Hi” and I said “Hi” back and proceeded to tell him he was sitting in the wrong place.
DUH! He was a little shocked, but then he grinned and went back to check the seating chart. A few seconds later he returned and sat right in front of me, still smiling. He clearly realized that I had checked him out.
Well, what can I say? I guess it was meant to be from that moment. He was cute and funny and smart and here we are, a long time later.
How did you meet your Valentine? If you haven’t met him/her yet, what would your perfect Valentine be like?
Here’s a picture of me and my Valentine!