Tuesday, August 25, 2009

17 Years Ago Today......

17 years ago today I was getting ready for my first date with Tim. We went to see Eric Clapton in concert at what was then Riverport Amphitheater. It was a HOT August evening, and I remember that the air conditioner at my Mom's house had gone out and I was trying to get ready for a "date" in the sweltering heat. Not what I wanted as it was my first "date" in a LONG LONG TIME and I was nervous as all get out!

The night was wonderful! We sat on the lawn and enjoyed the tunes of a music legend who I was not all that familiar with but still loved his work. At the end of the night, we were walking back to the car in a sea of automobiles in the parking lot only to realize that Tim had forgotten where he had parked! {Ooof!} To make matters worse, he drove a Grey Pontiac Grand AM (a VERY COMMON car) so it made it even harder to pick out! We walked around and around the parking lot for AN HOUR! Long enough that we saw the same person (yes, Amy L. that was YOU!) twice in that hour as they drove out with the masses of people.

Eventually we found the car! And, the wonderful man had packed a whole cooler full of snacks, fruit and beer! I was THOROUGHLY impressed to say the least and it made his little mis-hap a forgotten issue.

Well......that night was the start of something wonderful! Was it love at first sight? Nope! It took me a bit to get past the balding, 30 year old man with the mustache on his face (yes, I was pretty superficial at the age of 23) but once I saw past what I PERCEIVED as stopping blocks, I realized what an amazing person Tim was.

Tim is Tim. He's not at all smoke and mirrors. What you see is what you get! He's a genuine as they come. He is my best friend, my confidant, my soul-mate and my rock! He has been with me through good times and bad. We have weathered many of storms to gether and come out on the other side of them better and stronger than we were before. And best of all, I can call him my husband and the father of my children.

17 years ago, I had my first date with my best friend! A night that I will NEVER forget as long as I live!



Anonymous said...

I remember that night :) The mustache was not impressive for sure, but he is a good guy :)