Friday, September 27, 2013
I thought, boy, do I know a whole lot about this. Years of first dates worth.
Me, I assume that people who don't find me funny just have no sense of humor. And so it was sad, really, during those single years, to learn that so many men in DC lack a sense of humor.
When Nick and I got engaged, 10 weeks from our first date, let's be honest: we barely knew each other. But we found each other really amusing.
We got married seven months later. So we hadn't even been together a year.
Things could've gone very badly.
And in fact, since September 27, 2008, quite a number of things have gone badly. But not between us. Sometimes you work very hard and sometimes you get very lucky. Sometimes you just jump, and you are fortunate enough to have leapt into the right arms at the right time.
I feel so lucky that Nick chose me and I chose him back. That he and I are together five years later, that we've weathered deaths and moves and childbirth and construction. That we've built this wonderful life, that we have a solid, loving family.
And you know, I'm now extra glad that during that first really difficult year of marriage I never actually stabbed him in his sleep.