How we met:
I had just gone through a lot of firsts:
- Graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. (boy were the math majors upset about the BA changing to the BS for our interior design program)
- Moved out of my parents house
- Rented a 1 bedroom apartment in Dallas, Texas (big city)
- Got my first real design job at Expo Design Center (A Home Depot Company)
My first day of work was computer training on the kitchen cabinet design program 20/20. I sat in the front row. Halfway through the morning the computer I chose crashed. The only available computer was next to my future husband, Jeremy. I would have never guessed that. He was such a crack up and made me laugh the entire 2 days of class. We even sat together at lunch and got to know each other. We became instant friends.
I was in a 3 year relationship with a guy from my hometown who had moved to Dallas a year earlier. There were a lot of group activities after hours that I usually attended and my boyfriend never wanted to. Jeremy and I were always talking and laughing with each other. In the beginning, it never crossed my mind to like Jeremy like that. But as we got to know each other better all that was going through my mind was " this is the kind of guy I want to marry." I was torn and of course Jeremy didn't want to spend anymore time with me knowing that I would not be able to like him as he liked me. I really had no idea he liked me in the beginning. So after my ex-boyfriend not really being interested in meeting any of my new friends, much less not wanting to hang out with them...things changed.
The night of our company Christmas party my boyfriend made us late because he had spent the day with his guy friends shopping for a sport coat jacket and getting drunk. I had to drive us to the party. It was at the hotel at the Galleria. Jeremy and my ex met and it was kind of a weird moment. Halfway through the party my ex was falling asleep in a chair while I was on the dance floor. I told him we really needed to talk. I don't really remember everything in this conversation, but he told me I should marry a guy like Jeremy.
We broke up that night. I was sad of course. I had 3 years invested in this relationship and wasn't a quitter. I tried to just separate my myself from everyone including Jeremy. That was really hard considering we worked together. I finally gave in about after a week when Jeremy asked me out. We went to dinner and then to the movies. We saw Golden Eye. We ended up staying up all night long and talking. It was a Thursday night and we both had to work the next day. We were exhausted, but I knew everything was going to be great. I knew that he was the one I was going to marry after we dated for a month. He felt the same way.
Jeremy wanted me to go on vacation with him to his hometown, San Diego, California. How could I say no to that. We went in May 1996 and then moved there in August 1996. We both transferred with the company. We rented a two bedroom townhouse and I was living in the most beautiful city ever. I couldn't believe it. Jeremy proposed to me in December 1997. We got married in June 1998.
It has been the best adventure being married to him. Always something happening and doing things by the seat of our pants! I've live life to the fullest so far with him. There is not much we haven't done together. There is, of course, plenty more for us to do!
I wouldn't have it any other way! Jeremy is my soulmate and gift from God! We spent our childhood, teenage and college years 1500 miles from each other. By the grace of God we found each other and will be together forever!
Hope you enjoyed this story! I love telling it.