Today marks 11 years of total together-ness for us! Can you believe you have stuck with little old me for 11 years now? Today I'm going wayyyyy back to our first date. You were an awesome senior getting ready to graduate and I was not, but that didn't stop me from dropping big hints that I wanted you to ask me out. You finally asked me out and we went to dinner at good old Applebees and then you took me ice skating. I secretly already loved you when you asked me to go ice skating and I knew we'd have to hold hands since I'm not the best ice skater (or at least I pretended not to be.) We skated the night away and then ended up heading to the Mason Heights playground swings to talk. We talked so long that I ended up being out past my curfew, which freaked you out because you didn't want my parents to not like you. That would have been impossible...they loved you from the start, as did the rest of my family.
I treasure that we have so many shared memories together and that you have known me through so many phases of my life. You knew and loved my childhood dog Charity and then the many dogs and cats to follow, you knew me when I was part of that "annoying girl's softball team" who cheered you on at all your baseball games, you knew me as the honor student who did her homework as soon as she got home, you knew me as the spandex wearing volleyball player with bruised up knees.
We watched each other graduate from high school and then from college. We attended the same church, served in Africa together and then I got to see you get baptized. Now we are old married people with two cats, a house and a lot of love to show for it.
No matter how much (or how little) we have, I look at you and feel so blessed. You are one amazing man and I am one lucky lady to get to spend the rest of my days with you! 11 years and counting and I wouldn't trade any one of them for the world.
Your Allie Girl