Saturday, July 19, 2008

I [still] do

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was sitting on the floor of my dorm room writing while three of my sorority sisters were chatting at the end of our junior year. Sensing my exclusion from the group, one of my friends asked in a semi-accusatory tone, "Kristin, what are you doing?!? Are you sending him a card?" I admitted I was, but we all knew I had a serious crush on him, and he was graduating from college, which is a big deal. The laughter ensued. I retorted in my best fake-serious voice, "Well, I will send him this card, and then he will have my address, and then he will write me a letter to thank me, and then I will write him back, and then we will stay in touch and start dating, and then we will get married and have children and live happily ever after." I smiled, proud of myself. And then, the real laughter ensued.

But you know what? I am still having the last laugh, because -- believe it or not -- that is exactly what happened.


And on our anniversary, eleven years after we said our vows, he is still my biggest crush, my best friend, my everything. And I feel so humbled that he still feels the same way about me.

And they lived happily ever after....

6 comments:

Gemma said...

What a wonderful post! Guess you already know it made me teary-eyed! Happy Anniversary to my sweet children. Oops, maybe I should clear that up---he is my son, and she is my "daughter."

Lisa said...

What a nice post. I am teary too especially with that music. Do you have a story about the wicked evil step-sorority sisters and how they are living together alone? I hope so. Who knew that the 2 of you would produce pumpkins and peanuts - how wonderful1

Kristin said...

Wow! 11 years, huh? When exactly is your anniversary? John and I will be celebrating our 10 year this Friday, the 25th. I'll be on a cruise without him, though. :) We're just going to celebrate the following week! :) Anyway, happy anniversary!

kathy said...

Oh Kristen ~ simply lovely. Reading your post made my eyes leak.

Love to you both.

Kelly said...

How beautiful! What a great story and I love the happy ending! :) You two look so adorable on your wedding day!

Amy Jo said...

Great story with a happy ending. Thanks for sharing your story and wedding picture.