The Hubby and I met in 2001 through our work place. I was married. He was not. In 2002, I started through the process of a divorce (no, I don’t have any huge or negative story about it) and I became single.
I was determined not to settle for anything less than total love and I wasn’t even looking for that. But, he caught my eye during that time. He would come in and hang out by my desk shuffling his feet and avoiding eye contact.
Hinting around that I would love to be asked out did not work. Believe me, I tried it for more than 2 weeks. We only ended up going out because he had a friend that wanted to go out with me and I agreed to it if he went and I could bring one of my roommates.
At some point in the evening, the three of us decided to ditch the guy while he was away from the table. My roommate wanted to call it a night. That left the future hubby and myself.
As we parted ways that night, he kissed me. At that time, I had a strict rule of no kissing on the first date. I figured I made enough bad decisions in my life without adding hormones to things.
When I got home, my roommate asked me how things had gone. I remember telling her that he had kissed me and that it hadn’t even really been a first date and I wasn’t thrilled about it having happened.
Fast-forward 15 years and we have been married for what feels like always and have an 11-year-old son. And it all started with a non-first date and a stolen kiss.
We did things the hard way over the years. We started our own company just about a year after we got married. I do not suggest that. It’s hard enough being newlyweds without adding the stress of where your next paycheck will come from,
I had a miscarriage before we had our son. I was over the moon when I got pregnant. And then, less than 2 weeks later, I had a miscarriage during the middle of the night. I was heartbroken and I’m amazed our marriage survived it. The Hubby was so supportive, but I had a hard time coming back from that blow.
But, now we have a company that supports itself and our family. I have a day job to keep me occupied and it doesn’t hurt our finances obviously. And we have an amazing son. He’s smart, funny, caring and a true outdoorsman as well.
Even when things are crappy, I know I couldn’t ask for anything more.
Peace, Love & Family
Hoosier Barn Chick