Plain Jane Meets Country Boy........... 9 years ago
My husband and I will be celebrating our 8th anniversary in 2 weeks, so I thought I would give a little more background on how he swept me off my city-girl feet and landed me out in the country amongst the mud and the muck (that would be cow poop for all you city folk).
Where I lived then......
Where I live now.....
It was 2001....I had just begun my senior year of nursing school in Birmingham. I was beginning to face the reality that in just about 9 months I would truly be out on my own, with a college degree and expected to earn a living and support myself. I completely accepted these facts and recognized that I had the freedom to choose just about anyplace to live and work. My nursing degree would be very flexible and I had nothing tying me down to any particular city. I was considering moving back to my hometown, staying in Birmingham, moving to Texas or Florida, and the idea of travel nursing had even crossed my mind.
Then, in mid-September, the phone rang and changed my life forever. It was a lady whom I had gone to church with and had babysat for while I was in high school. I don't think I had spoken with her in a few years and was actually surprised that she had my cell number. At the time, my cell phone was more of an emergency only kind of thing.....my, how times have changed! Anyway, she basically got straight to the point and asked if I was currently in a relationship......Uh, that would be a no. She then asked if I wanted to meet somebody. I was quite surprised, and not expecting a mom that I babysat for to be trying to play match-maker. But I thought that I certainly didn't have anything to lose, so we planned to have dinner with her family and some other friends about 2 weeks later. It turns out that my husband had recently started working as an engineer (go figure in the Rocket City!) with her husband, and after getting to know him, they thought that we would get along together.
When he pulled up to the house for dinner that night, I immediately went through my checklist.....
Tall - check!
Dark - check!
Handsome - check!
Pick-up Truck - check!
It was a done deal! Ok, so maybe it didn't happen quite that fast.....more details soon.