I cant believe I have been married (as of tomorrow) for 14 years...nor that I am old enough to have been married that long. ;-)
I like to think back to how and when my husband and I met...it was the last month or so of our high school Sr. year...he was a transfer student.
The first time we ran in to each other it was quite literal...I was leaning against his locker, he pushed me out of his way..I saw a tall skinny guy with huge boots, tight pants, and flannel shirt with long hair that hung in his face...and nearly punched him. My friend dragged me off.
The second time...I was in the student lounge writing. He came in with another student to work on a class assignment...we looked up, caught each others eyes, and I felt a lightning bolt . I walked off and told my friend Ken that there was something special about that guy...he reminded me I had a boyfriend.
He started skipping classes during my free time to talk to me. One day in the smoking hallway, after I had quit smoking the day before, and restarted...he told me he lost all respect for me that he could ever hope to have....this piqued my interest further.
Every day we would talk...and then the day before graduation he tore out a page from Catcher in the Rye, wrote his number on it and told me if I ever wanted to talk again...to call him.
Two weeks later I did. We spoke on the phone for up to 12 hours a day, every day for two weeks...then he said he had to see me. He picked me up at midnight, blasting Slayer. We stayed out till 5am. During a phone call he told me I was so feline I repulsed him...which again, so some bizarre reason ratcheted up my interest in this guy.
After the initial date we were inseperable, and spent all our free time together...at some point while driving around he told me I was the sort of woman he wanted to marry...I said ok..and a year and half later we were.
..and he also learned how to style his hair, and dress well. ;-) And I learned that a person can love me without condition.
Even after this many years, and kids, and his crazy job, we are mad about each other. We still talk each others ears off, never run out of things to say, are as opposite from each other as possible in so many ways, but are completely each others best friend...plus when we are together we always have an absolute blast.