May 23, 2011

I Knew Before We Began*

Okay, it's time for a little sappiness today on S&S.  In honor of Hubs' and I's second wedding anniversary (whoohoo!), a little story about how we fell in love.  I was living in Atlanta in my second year of law school, while Hubs was in Knoxville. We had slowly become very good friends over the past three years, and he was the guy I called before I went to sleep after a wild night out with my friends, or to talk about any boy problems I might be encountering.


We were both casually seeing other people that we weren't that wild about- just having fun. I started getting worried though.  If Hubs started dating someone seriously, she would most likely object to my 2 o'clock in the morning phone calls, and perhaps our super close friendship.  Hmmmppph.

So I was attending a wedding back home and I took Hubs as my date (as friends).  AK and I formulated a plan- if Hubs confessed his love, then it was a sign and I would go for it.  If not, it wasn't meant to be, and we should remain friends.  I was a trifle bit nervous, because I knew if Hubs and I kissed we would probably end of getting married, and I was rather a commitment phobe at this point of my existence.

Well, the night went on.  I consumed a great deal of absolutely delicious wine, had a ball, and generally was in a fabulous mood.  However, no confession of love from Hubs.  This was going to take a little help from me, obviously.  We're hanging with all of our friends at the local watering hole, and decided to inquire of Hubs whether he has ever had a crush on me.  Bright red, he stutters something to the negative effect, which I scoff at (internally I hope, though things are a little fuzzy due to the previous wine consumption (and the fact that this was almost five (!) years ago)), because I'm pretty confident that he had a crush on me (confidence of course increased by wine as well).

The night continues well into the wee hours, and we end up on Hubs' porch, talking and laughing as is our norm.  Finally Hubs brings up my earlier query about his feelings for me.  I play dumb, then relent a little and tell him that if he did have feelings for me it would change things.  Not to sound melodramatic, but I knew at this point my life was about to change (hee, that is really melodramatic- can I once again blame the copious amounts of expensive red wine?).  He said some amazing stuff to me (that would earn me a very angry Hubs if I posted them on the interwebs), and I melted.  And that was that- we've been in love ever since!  Seriously, very few hiccups along the way, excepting my freak out during bar study about global warming, but that is a story for another time.

So two happy years and a lifetime left to go!  Happy anniversary Hubs!  I love you!

*I surprised Hubs with this inscribed on the inside of his wedding band.  I'm pretty sweet occasionally.

19 comments:

  1. That is a very sweet story!! I love it. Happy Anniversary!

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  2. Awwww, such sweetness, Samma! Your hometown stories always charm the heck out of me... I love your band inscription, and of course all these photos. Happy anniversary!!

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  3. Thanks for sharing, I love hearing love stories! Have a happy anniversary.

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  4. That is a very sweet story! Happy Anniversary. Goodness, I could just look at your wedding photos for hours! Y'all are too cute.

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  5. Simply beautiful! My husband and I were very close friends before we dated as well. I might steal your line because I also "knew before we began."

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  6. Happy Anniversary! I love your love story! And that photo of the two of you on the porch... favorite!

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  7. Happy Anniversary! Such a sweet post. I love looking at your wedding photos! So pretty!

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  8. Happy Anniversary to you and Hubs! Your recap of how y'all fell in lurve gave me goosebumps and made me miss y'all so much. Enjoy your special day :)

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  9. Happy Anniversary, Faye! Love to you and Hubs!

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  10. My goodness, you two are stinking adorable! And I love love love your wedding pictures! Happy anniversary!

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  11. I LOVE this story. Happy Anniversary to you and Hubs!

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  12. What an amazing love story! Happy Anniversary!

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  13. I'm not sure I've ever commented, though I've followed from a far. Of course stories like these just get me, and yours was no exception. Congratulations on 2 years together and a life time more of excitement to come!

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  14. I love your love story. Happy anniversary!!! Cheers to your love story, now and for years and years and yearrrs to come. ♥ Xoxo-BLC

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  15. I love it - so beautiful, Samma!

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  16. awwwww this is such a sweet story. and I love the wedding pics! happy anniversary, yall make a cute couple!

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  17. Oh Samma, I've always loved seeing your wedding photos over this year of following you! The flowers, the bow ties, you! and your beautiful dress and cute Hubs!!! But this story to boot just makes all of the photos come alive. Happy, happy anniversary. Enjoy the weekend. xoxo

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  18. awww, samma faye, i just read this for the first time and it was oh-so-sweet (even though obvi i have heard the story before)! yay for you and morgs! also, loved looking back at your wedding photos....sigh, such a fun and beautiful wedding!

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