Monday, May 25, 2009

Friend Makin' Monday...

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Today's question for "Friend Makin' Monday" from Kasey at All That is Good, is:

How did you and your significant other meet? and if you don't have a significant other at the moment then what would be your dream way to meet him?

This could be very long... I mean, very very long. But since I have three posts today... I'll try to keep it simple. :)

I met Mr.Man when he came home from his Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was home for a break from college (BYUH) and he was visiting his family (who had moved into my hometown). Our families were already "friends" he's #2 of 9, and I'm #1 of 6... our sisters are BFFs and our brothers are buddies, our moms are homemakers... you know, "friends".

Since I was already friends with his sister (who had been secretly sending him pictures of me at the end of his mish! I had NO IDEA until we were together), of course I was excited to meet their brother because they were all, like, so cool. I was not "interested" like that. I did in fact, have a BF at the time...

So, Mr.Man comes walking in the door like he's some cocky 17year old. And I'll tell you what ... TROU-BLE!

Since I hadn't met him before, I politely introduced myself "Hey Mr.Man, you don't know me - I'm Alicia." He looks at me (think cocky 17year old) and tells me "Oh, I know you." BLAH! Give me a break! Anyway, he was visiting for 2 weeks and he pretty much spent every second he could with me (I was nice about it, I mean he's a cool guy...) I really didn't mind being so admired, but everyone else around seemed to be PER-I-TY irritated about it.

That's How We Met. The rest of the story goes something like this...

I knew things weren't going long-time with the current BF, (apparently so did Mr. Man), so that wasn't messy or anything. Mr Man and I both moved to Utah for various reasons where we dated other people and kept in touch... when we were both "done" dating around and were best friends by now... everything happened naturally and we have been inseparable since. (Well, minus the 5 months long-distance when he lived in Las Vegas when we were dating, and then the 5 more months long-distance when were engaged... I was in Hawaii he was in Utah)... basically, he stole my heart and I was happy for him to keep it.

That's it in a nut shell.

I left out the parts where we pushed back the wedding, then called off our engagement, then got engaged again, then moved our wedding from Hawaii to Utah... We were "together" for a year and half, engaged for 9 months of that time. It was the craziest, most emotional, most maddening time of my life. But it was definitely the most rewarding learning experience thus far. Some may say it wasn't a good start to our marriage. It wasn't. But it was the best real-life boot camp for marriage we could have gone through.

Sheesh. Just thinking about it gets me flustered.

And I will love that man into the eternities!

8 comments:

Alex the Girl said...

He looks like TROUble! Great story.

Tina said...

What a GREAT story....

Happy FMM!

Jen said...

What a fun story! :) Glad to meet you through this fun activity.

Erica said...

Great post. :)

Emmy said...

Thanks for sharing, I might have to share my own story this week :)

Rhonda said...

Hi, coming over from Kasey's! Great love story! Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. J L said...

cute love story!!!

Xazmin said...

Love your story! I too had a BF when I met my hubby!

So do you live in Utah or Hawaii now? Just curious.