Saturday, October 5th, 2013
2 years, 10 months.
Our family time today at the park was probably one of the hottest and most humid October days in Tennessee I can ever remember.
It’s easy to forget that this is October right now, but exactly 7 years ago to this day, on October 5, 2006, I remember it feeling more like a normal October day.
In other words, ther air was slightly chilly and the thought of a Pumpkin Spice Frappucino seemed much more appealing…
I’ll never forget that Thursday night.
As I sat at my laptop after dinner, I saw an email invitation to be part of the audience for a taping of the the CMT show, Crossroads.
Though I wouldn’t really know anyone there, the episode of The Office was a rerun that night.
Plus, I was a single, 25 year-old guy. Who knew? Maybe I’d meet the girl I was supposed to marry…
Needless to say, that’s exactly what happened.
Oh, you want to know more? Okay…
The memory of the first time I saw Mommy is so clear to me.
I walked into The Factory, a mall that used to be an actual factory, where the taping for the episode was taking place, realizing I was part of an ocean of people; so many, that my participation in the episode might not even be needed.
As I looked for the end of the line to get in the door, I saw my friend John sitting on a bench outside of a restaurant.
Next to him was a very beautiful girl he appeared to be friends with. Perhaps on a normal night, there was a chance I would be too intimidated to strike up a conversation with a girl like that.
But this was no ordinary night. Not to mention, I knew it would help that apparently she and I had a mutual friend, who could serve as the perfect conversation starter.
I can’t remember many details of our first conversation, but I do remember this: We talked for nearly 3 hours as we waited in line and during the taping of the episode. (The music from the concert was so loud it’s not like we were disturbing anything.)
Oh, actually, we talked about Pumpkin Spice Frappucinos… that’s one detail I do remember.
Exactly 4 months after the night we first met, we had our first date at a John Mayer concert. Exactly a week later was Valentine’s Day, which made it easy for me to ask for a 2nd date.
We fell in love. The rest is history.
Actually, the rest is the future- and you’re part of that future of ours.
Mommy and I met exactly 7 years ago tonight… and 7 years later we have a nearly 3 year-old.
Great story, huh, kid?
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