Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Happy St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day holds a very special place in my heart. I met my husband in person on this day four years ago. We were set up by a service and to be honest, I figured he would be like so many others, just not the one. When he called, he was polite and funny and asked if we could meet for dinner. But I had my best friend and mom staying with me that weekend, and then I was leaving to take fifteen middle schoolers to DC for a week long field trip. We made tentative plans for when I returned. To my pleasant surprise, he text me the morning I was flying out that he hoped I had a safe and fun trip. Then he sent me a text that evening to check that I had indeed made it there safely and to see how I was holding up with the kids. He was just too sweet and funny. This started a week long texting, emailing and phone calling extravaganza. He cracked me up the entire time. And by the time I returned home, I felt like I'd already been on a date with him and was actually looking forward to meeting him in person.
I had seen a picture of him, but when I opened the door, my first thought was that he was more handsome in person. And he brought me flowers. That sweetie. And then I'll be honest, I kissed him. Partly because I knew he'd wait until the end of the date being a gentleman and all and I'm impatient like that, and partly because on the phone He'd done an impersonation of Thumper from Bambi and said "I twitterpated him." What's a girl to do? Anyway, the kiss was lovely and sweet. He then took me to Gruene (pronounced Green), TX since it was St. Patrick's Day, which tickled my funny bone. We ate and talked and walked around the cute, historic, little town and talked some more. We went wine tasting and he bought a bottle of wine and said, "Next year on our anniversary, let's come back here and get another bottle."
And you know what, we did. That next year, we had already married and he took me back to Gruene on St. Pat's Day and we ate at the same restaurant and bought more bottles of wine to toast each other and our life together. He also bought me silver four leaf clover ear rings because I'm his lucky charm. I know cheesy but cute. That's my Handyman and those ear rings make me smile whenever I wear them.
When we married, I got the pleasure of becoming two sweet girls' step-mom. They have been so much fun to love and enjoy life with. And then a year ago, yesterday, we had the great joy of getting to bring home from the hospital our twin baby boys. Four years ago, I had no idea the heart could love this big. Or that I could be this tired.
Boy, has my life change over the last four yours. There have been many struggles, but a lot of laughter, and always plenty of hugs and kisses. And amazing love.
Happy Anniversary, My Handsome Husband. You are indeed My Lucky Charm.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!