The story of us

June 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm (Life) ()

           Jim and I met in 1999, however we went to the same high school, had similar friends, I was a member of a candle processional at his graduation and I frequented the movie theatre where he worked. But we never met.

            One day I went into the theatre with some of my girlfriends and was struck by this goofy cute guy behind the counter (Jim). After the girls and I sat down I quickly got back up and found one of my friends who worked at the theatre. I was going to ask about the cute guy but as luck would have it my friend came to me because the cute guy(Jim) wanted to know about one of my girlfriends. She was tall, and skinny (I am short and stocky) I figured I wasn’t his type and let it go.

            As the summer progressed we became friends. My best friend and I hung out almost every night with Jim and his friends that worked at the theatre. We (Jim and his buddy, my friend and I) made plans to go on a camping trip one summer night. I would get Jim and she could hook up with the other guy. Needless to say that didn’t happen by the end of the night Jim was with her and I was left vomiting up vodka into the campfire.  I grew closer to Jim as a friend during the summer and began to love him as my best friend.

            The summer ended and everyone went back to school. One night back at college my friend called to tell me she was leaving Jim for someone else. Well I love my friend but I didn’t want to lose Jim. So she and I talked I wished her well but told her I was staying friends with Jim.  A month or so passed and one night Jim and I found ourselves a little tipsy at a friends house and crashed on a futon together. We stayed up all night talking about why we could only be friends that lasted till about 4am; then we kissed. I knew things would never be the same.  We tried to hide how we felt, that lasted a day.

            As the years have passed we realize we came together when we were supposed to. Our lives ran parallel but now they are together. I don’t think we were ready for each other before than and I wouldn’t change any of it for the world. Having him as a friend, loving him, and respecting him first as a friend has only strengthened our relationship.  For a long time people questioned why we didn’t get married. We were in no rush, we knew in our hearts this was forever and the piece of paper only made it official. We have seen marriages fail and friendships falter. Now we are going to make it official.

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