This is the story of how my crush became my husband. Each Wednesday I’m sharing another piece of the puzzle. Need to catch up? Here is last week’s post: IHOP.
One night I walked into the main lounge of my all girls dorm to find Nate sitting at a table reading the newspaper.
I freaked out.
I freaked out in a silly school girl crush kind of way.
Immediately I ran back to my room and announced with much giddiness to my roommate that, “NATE IS IN THE LOUNGE!!!!!!”
So what is a silly freshman girl suppose to do when her crush is sitting in her lounge?
Talk to him? No, no… That would make way too much sense.
Instead I had my roommate pretend to take a picture of me, but really take it of Nate sitting in the background.
Totally childish. Completely a junior-high type of prank.
But I don’t care. I love this picture, even in all it’s blurry glory.
It is a fabulous display of just how much I was crushin’ on my man way before we ever said “I do.”
Recap: During My freshman year of college is when I was introduced to my husband-to-be. I climbed through Nate’s window. We shared a speech class. We shared an awkward and hilarious picture (above). We shared false information that neither of us was interested.
Fast forward a whole year and we found ourselves gathered in the same room once again. This time I was a junior, Nate a senior, and we were meeting just before the start of school to begin our freshman orientation training. We both signed up to come to school a week early and help the freshman with their transition into college.
I am going to be completely honest here…
When I realized that Nate was in the training room with me, I did a double take, and thought, “What happened to him???” I hadn’t even recognized him at first.
Nate had spent my entire sophomore year of college studying and working in Washington D.C. as part of our college’s cross-cultural program. He did not look like the same guy I had started crushing on in my freshman speech class! His hair was long. He was wearing hemp necklaces. His ears were pierced. He was hot.
Yep. I loved it.
In high school I had pictures of a long-haired Johnny Depp in my locker. That look worked for me. ;)
Nate and I were partnered together for a brainstorming session during our first day of training. We re-introduced ourselves to each other and that was all it took to reignite my interest.
It seemed like I saw Nate everywhere on campus during that first month of school. Trust me, I was not complaining. I looked forward to every interaction. This was one serious crush, folks.
Once I remember Nate walking me to my dorm and as soon as he walked away, I collapsed against the wall. There wasn’t a medical concern. I wasn’t tired. Nate was just that dreamy. I almost couldn’t stand it. Literally.
Yet, I was constantly wondering if I was something special to him or if this was how he treated everyone. It didn’t take long before I got my answer and I was devastated.
Tell me your love story! Were you seriously crushing on your spouse or did he/she have to win you over?
Top Image by Amanda Faye Photography